Most women who want fuller breasts assume that their only options are breast augmentation (breast implants) or a breast lift.
In fact, there’s another solution.
A scarless breast lift is a minimally invasive procedure that doesn’t require serious surgery as is the case with breast augmentation or a breast lift. Instead, scarless breast lifts use radiofrequency technology to give you a subtly but noticeable lift. No incisions. No scarring.
In the following guide, we’ll outline everything you need to know about this procedure, including what it involves, who the best candidates are, and what improvements you can expect if you opt to go this route.
When Dr. Stark performs a scarless breast lift, he is really using a technology called BodyTite.
BodyTite is a form of minimally invasive body contouring technology. It is powered by directional radiofrequency, which triggers and contracts the tissues right below the surface of the skin. This process gently tightens the skin on and around your breasts, causing a subtle but noticeable lift.
BodyTite technology can be used on different parts of the body, but Dr. Stark likes it for the breasts because it’s particularly effective at targeting each tissue layer of skin and causing a quality tightening contraction. The process is scarless and requires very little downtime.
You may be a good candidate for a scarless breast lift if you:
Keep in mind that not everyone will be a good candidate for this procedure. While a scarless breast lift can certainly help women who want firmer, tighter breasts with less sagging and drooping, the procedure is not for women who would like to change their breasts drastically or even considerably.
The effects of this solution are going to be subtle. The BodyTite technology is meant to firm up the breasts — not add volume. Your new breasts after a scarless breast lift will certainly be noticeable, but again, if you’re looking to go up a few cup sizes, you’ll want to talk to Dr. Stark about finding another solution.
Naturally, patients need to think about medical requirements as well. Not everyone will qualify for this type of procedure even if it suits them. Most importantly, you need to be in good overall physical health and at a healthy weight. This procedure is not for women who have a history of breast cancer or have previously undergone breast radiation. If you’re a smoker, be sure to speak with Dr. Stark about quitting as this will limit your risks during the procedure. Finally, expect reasonable results concerning the outcome of your procedure. You’ll definitely notice a difference, but be balanced about your expectations.
For some women, the BodyTite technology may not be the best solution. It all depends on your goals for the procedure. If tightening sounds good but you’d also like to add volume to your breasts (and still don’t want to undergo invasive surgery), you might consider fat grafting.
Fat grafting is a way to add volume to the breasts without using implants. Basically, it’s a two-part procedure, and while it’s not noninvasive, it’s not quite as invasive as breast augmentation surgery.
The first part of fat grafting involves liposuction. With this process, fat will be removed from a place where it’s not wanted or needed. For example, if you have a little pouch on your abdomen, that would be a great place to draw fat from. This “harvested fat” will then be relocated to the breasts where it can be used to add volume, fullness, and plumpness.
The liposuction is actually the most invasive part of this procedure, and even then, it’s still an outpatient surgery. With liposuction, anesthesia will be administered for your comfort. Then, Dr. Stark will make small incisions to the targeted area, and a thin metal tube called a cannula will be inserted into these areas. The fat will be agitated with the cannula and then aspirated out into a separate container. After all of the necessary fat has been harvested, it will be put into a syringe, and Dr. Stark will reinject it into the breasts.
Fat grafting is a wonderful solution for breasts that have lost a lot of their volume. But again, if you’re looking to go up several cup sizes, implants will still be the best solution. Alternatively, you may need a traditional breast lift. Fat grafting is good for a slight volume increase. You also have to consider the fact that not all of the harvested and reinjected fat will “survive” in the new location. Dr. Stark will plan for this by injecting slightly more fat than is actually needed, but in effect, the amount of volume that can be ultimately achieved with the solution will only go so far.
There are a number of breast enhancement options available to you if you are currently unhappy with the appearance of your breasts. Still, you won’t know what the best breast enhancement solution is for you until you speak with Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Stark. Your consultation appointment will give you the best insight into what procedures you qualify for and what Dr. Stark recommends. Contact us to book your consultation appointment today!
Philadelphia plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Stark brings decades of experience and training to each consultation. When you meet with Dr. Stark, he takes the time to give you information and options, so you can have confidence in your decision to move forward with the best procedure for you. Confidence. Personalized care. Impeccable results. That’s the Stark Difference. Discover that difference yourself by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stark today.
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