What Type Of Breast Lift And Abdominal Procedure Do I Need?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Please see the photos I have included regarding my interest for a breast lift and abdominal procedure. I am a fit individual in that I work out 5 days a week, and try to keep a balanced diet. Your advice and expertise would be appreciated.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. From an abdominal standpoint, I agree that liposuction on the abdomen and around the waistline would be beneficial. Certainly no form of an excisional procedure (tummy tuck) is needed. For the breasts, however, that is a different story. As you have also mentioned, a breast lift is needed. There is simply too much skin for the amount of breast tissue you now have. The type of breast lift needed is most likely a blend of what I call a type III (vertical or lollipop lift) or a Type IV (anchor or inverted T lift) These names relate to the degree of lifting they achieve and the type of scar pattern that occurs as a trade-off. I think you could only get by with a Type III lift if you were doing a simultaneous implant for volume enhancement as well.

Both a breast lift and abdominal and flank liposuction can be done at the same time for your trunk makeover.

Dr. Barry Eppley