Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM)
Breasts tend to lose their perky, youthful appearance with aging, childbearing, weight changes, and hormonal fluctuations. Fortunately, there is a way you can still maintain shapely breasts. Your plastic surgeon can address several cosmetic breast concerns with breast augmentation mastopexy (BAM).
This procedure allows restoring firmness, volume, shape, and elevation. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides breast augmentation mastopexy to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Understanding Breast Augmentation Mastopexy
BAM refers to a procedure that effectively combines breast lift (mastopexy) techniques with the surgical placement of breast implants (augmentation). Cosmetic surgeons perform this operation for a complete rejuvenation of the bust line and breasts.
Major Benefits of Breast Augmentation Mastopexy
There are several advantages of undergoing a BAM cosmetic surgery procedure, such as:
- Reshaping or repositioning of the nipples
- Removal of excess skin
- Placement of silicone or saline breast implants
- Reshaping the breast tissue and skin
- Reducing sagginess or elongated breasts by lifting them
- Enhancing breast proportions
- Enhancing breast symmetry
What is the BAM Procedure?
Your plastic surgeon will put you under anesthesia and then commence to place small incisions at pre-determined locations. Everything will take place according to the customized surgery plan. The first incision is usually made around the areola. The second is from the bottom of the areola until the base of the breast.
Implants are placed inside the breast through these incisions, usually from underneath the pectoral muscle. Excess breast tissue and skin will be removed by your plastic surgeon using the same incision to allow for lifted and firmer breasts.
It takes usually two hours to perform the combined plastic surgery.
Recovery and Results Following a BAM Surgery
Most patients return to normal routine within 1 to 2 weeks. It’s paramount to avoid strenuous sports and exercises for at least a month. Bruising generally fades away in the first two weeks. However, swelling takes a little longer to subside.
Full results may take a few months to completely develop. However, you will be able to notice the improvements in your breast shape and size almost immediately.
Optional Procedures with Breast Augmentation Mastopexy
You can speak with your cosmetic surgeon about getting a tummy tuck surgery along with BAM procedure if appearance of weak muscle tone or loose abdominal skin around the waist line bothers you. Liposuction cosmetic surgery is another popular optional procedure to remove excess fat pockets from thighs, buttocks, and upper arms. These procedures are often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation mastopexy.
Benefits of Getting a Combined Procedure
One of the major benefits of choosing to get a combined procedure done is that you won’t have to undergo general anesthesia multiple times. The entire procedure can be successfully taken care of in one procedure. You will also reduce your downtime since you will be undergoing surgery only once.
Generally, recovery timeframes for combined surgeries are similar to the ones experienced during individual breast augmentation or BAM. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas for breast augmentation mastopexy.
Contact Atlanta Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey for a Consultation
Serving patients in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Roswell, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Roswell, Marietta, Georgia and other surrounding areas.