Special Announcement: We do not use textured breast implants at Mommy Makeover Hawaii
As you may have heard, the FDA announced a worldwide recall of Allergan Biocell textured breast implants due to their association with BIA-ALCL cancer. Dr. Schlesinger exclusively uses smooth-shelled breast implants at Mommy Makeover Hawaii and has never used the textured implants that are included in the recall. Allergan’s smooth implants do not carry this same risk and are NOT being recalled.
If you had your surgery with us, you do not need to take any further action.
For more information about the Allergan Biocell textured breast implant recall, please read the FDA’s special statement here.
Breast enhancement is a general term that refers to two classes of procedures: augmentations and lifts. Breast enhancement can improve the look of your chest by lifting and adding volume. There are different procedures available depending upon your body type and expectations. As an experienced Oahu breast enhancement surgeon, I can help you determine if breast enhancement is the right choice for you and which surgical procedure would be most appropriate. A popular choice is a breast augmentation in connection with a breast lift, which imparts a more youthful appearance to the body for women who have experienced sagging and want to increase size as well. Another option is to undergo breast augmentation or breast lift surgery as a stand-alone procedure.
Hawaii Breast Enhancement: Breast Lift Details
If you opt for a breast lift or a combined lift and augmentation, then one of your first experiences as our Hawaii breast enhancement patient is an evaluation of the degree of ptosis (sagging). Patients with minimal ptosis are normally good candidates for internal dual plane mastopexy; this is performed by lifting a small amount of tissue off the chest wall. For those who have second degree ptosis, a better option is the Benelli breast lift (aka circumareolar breast lift). I have performed over 400 Benelli breast lifts, so I am well versed in this effective technique.
Some patients have a greater degree of ptosis, characterized by the nipple sitting one centimeter or more below the inframammary line. For these patients, who have third degree ptosis, the only option is standard or traditional breast lift surgery (aka the anchor breast lift). Sometimes, our Honolulu breast enhancement patients are apprehensive regarding this procedure – but they shouldn’t be. While other surgeons may warn against the scarring effects of an anchor lift, I am often able to perform the procedure with very minimal scarring. This is made possible by taking the tension off the suture line and using a braided polyester thread to suture the deep tissue, and multiple layers of dissolvable sutures below the skin. Most patients find that the skin heals far quicker and redness subsides much earlier with this technique.
Honolulu Breast Enhancement: Breast Augmentation Details
For patients who include an augmentation in their breast enhancement procedure, these are the specific materials and methods I prefer:
- Implant Manufacturer: Allergan
- Implant Filler: Silicone
- Implant Covering: Smooth
- Implant shape: Round
- Implant location: Under the chest muscle
For the reasons I prefer these methods, please visit my breast augmentation page. However, the route of entry deserves a little more thorough explanation here. In my opinion, through the armpit is a preferable point of entry for three reasons:
- The armpits contain natural Langer’s lines, which means that they correspond to the natural orientation of collagen fibers in the dermis. Making incisions on the Langer’s lines is the best way to reduce the risk of permanent scarring.
- The armpit is one of the thinnest areas of dermis on the body, and the thinner the dermis, the finer the scar.
- No one looks in the armpits, therefore no one will see any scars that may be present.
These are some of the finer details of breast enhancement. Honolulu patients who may be interested can schedule a consultation at my practice to learn more.
To learn more regarding your options as an Hawaii breast enhancement patient, contact Oahu Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule an initial consultation at our office in Honolulu. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will be glad to speak with potential Hawaii breast enhancement patients during that time.
We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to you and your staff. We are so impressed with the results of your work, graciousness, and overall performance. Our experience with the Brest Implant Center was remarkable! We could not have asked for better services. From the moment we walked in the door, we felt welcomed. Your team has a wonderful balance of professionalism and sociability. The values of your practice enable you to effectively meet the needs of your patients.As we reflect on our surgical procedure with you and your staff, we have nothing but pleasurable recollections, astounding results, and much thankfulness.
Thank you Dr. Schlesinger and the staff of the Breast Implant Center! We appreciate all of your hard work, and look forward to working with you in the future.
A breast lift is a procedure that lifts and repositions female breasts. The procedure is also known as mastopexy. During a breast lift procedure, S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS removes excess stretched skin, reshapes the breasts, and lifts the nipples to a higher position. There are varied reasons why patients seek a breast lift. Many women find that as they mature the forces of gravity take over, or after pregnancy, breasts begin to droop… Read More >
Breast augmentation is a permanent surgical procedure that enlarges breast size through the insertion of implants. Many women are dissatisfied with their chest size, and breast augmentation is a way to give them the volume they seek. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS offers breast augmentation in three facilities in Hawaii: Oahu. Patients seeking breast augmentation should find a facility with a qualified plastic… Read More >
Breast enhancement is a general term that refers to two classes of procedures: augmentations and lifts. Breast enhancement can improve the look of your chest by lifting and adding volume. There are different procedures available depending upon your body type and expectations. S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS will help you to determine if breast enhancement is the right choice for you and which surgiical procedure would be appropriate… Read More >
Breast implants are saline- or silicone-filled inserts that are surgically implanted into a patient’s chest area. Breast implants can give small breasts more volume and a more symmetrical look. Today’s implants are proven to be safe, and can effectively improve your appearance… Read More >
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure designed to alleviate the emotional and physical pain brought on by breasts that are too large. Large breasts can become a burden and can pull on the muscles and tissues of the back, neck, and shoulders. This pulling can result in persistent aches and pains. Many women with large breasts are self conscious about their breasts, and their emotional health can be affected. Read More >