Internal Bra – An Approach to Breast Surgery
Internal bra technique is used for breast surgery and it promises to provide long-lasting breast lift and support. As a rather novel surgical method, the Internal Bra Technique entails creating an internal support system for the breasts, enhancing their shape, position, and overall aesthetic appearance. In the past, achieving long-term results from breast lift and augmentation procedures was a significant challenge. Traditional techniques often lacked the ability to provide lasting support for the reshaped breasts, leading to sagging or a change in breast shape over time. However, with the advent of the Internal Bra Technique, these issues are now a thing of the past. This technique is designed to provide a durable, internal support structure for the breasts, using either natural tissues or synthetic materials to create an “internal bra”. But to understand why this is such a major leap forward in breast surgery, it’s necessary to first comprehend what breast surgery entails and the different techniques that are used.
Melbourne Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Carmen Munteanu is known for the use of different surgical techniques and her commitment to achieving optimal outcomes for her breast surgery patients.
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What Is Breast Surgery?
Breast surgery is an umbrella term that encompasses a variety of surgical procedures aimed at altering the size, shape, or position of the breasts. This can be for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. Cosmetic breast procedures enable you to enhance the breasts aesthetic appearance by improving the symmetry, size, or shape of the breasts. On the other hand, reconstructive surgery is often performed to restore the appearance of breasts following a mastectomy or injury.
Breast surgery can involve a number of different procedures, including breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. Breast augmentation involves the use of implants to increase the size or improve the shape of the breasts. A breast lift, on the other hand, elevates the position of the breasts, addressing sagging (or breast ptosis) which can occur due to ageing, weight fluctuations, or following pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Different Types of Breast Surgery Techniques
There are numerous techniques that surgeons can use to perform breast surgery. These techniques vary depending on the specific procedure being performed, the patient’s anatomy, and the desired outcome. For instance, in a breast augmentation procedure, Dr Carmen may opt to place the implant either above or beneath the chest muscles using either a periareolar or inframammary incision.
In a breast lift procedure, there are several techniques that can be used. These include the crescent lift, which involves a small incision running halfway around the top edge of the areola; the doughnut lift, which involves a circular incision around the areola; and the anchor lift, which involves an incision around the areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally along the inframammary fold.
What Is the Internal Bra Technique?
The Internal Bra Technique is an approach to breast surgery that involves creating an internal support structure for the breasts. This technique can be used in both breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. The Internal Bra Technique provides a solution to the problem of breast sagging, or ptosis, which is a common issue following traditional breast lift and augmentation procedures.
The Internal Bra Technique uses either synthetic materials or natural tissues to create an “internal bra” within the breasts. This internal support structure helps to maintain the shape and position of the breasts, providing long-lasting results from breast surgery procedures. It’s a technique that offers a significant advantage over traditional methods, particularly in terms of the longevity of the results.
In both breast augmentation and lift procedures, the Internal Bra Technique plays a crucial role. In breast augmentation, the Internal Bra Technique helps to ensure that the implants remain in the desired position over time. This internal support system prevents the implants from shifting or sagging, maintaining the aesthetic results of the augmentation procedure.
For a breast lift procedure, the Internal Bra Technique provides a solution to the issue of breast sagging, or ptosis. Traditional breast lift techniques often fail to provide long-term support for the reshaped breasts, leading to a recurrence of sagging over time. However, with the Internal Bra Technique, the breasts are supported from within, maintaining their lifted position and shape for a longer period of time.
Internal Bra Technique for Breast Shape and Position
The Internal Bra Technique has a significant impact on the shape and position of the breasts. By creating an internal support structure, this technique helps to maintain the desired breast shape and position following surgery. This is particularly beneficial for patients who have undergone a breast lift or augmentation procedure, as it helps to ensure that the results of these procedures are long-lasting.
The Internal Bra Technique also allows for greater control over the final shape and position of the breasts. This is because the internal support structure can be customised to meet the individual needs of the patient. This level of customisation ensures that each patient can achieve their desired aesthetic outcome, enhancing their confidence and overall satisfaction with the results of their breast surgery.
The Benefits of Internal Bra Technique
The Internal Bra Technique offers several benefits in terms of breast implant support. Before everything else, this technique helps to ensure that the implants remain in the desired position over time. This is a significant advantage, as implant displacement is a common issue following traditional breast augmentation procedures.
Moreover, the Internal Bra Technique provides additional support for the implants, reducing the risk of complications such as capsular contracture. This complication occurs when the scar tissue that forms around the implants hardens and contracts, causing the implants to become misshapen and uncomfortable.
The Recovery Process after a Breast Surgery using Internal Bra Technique
The recovery process following a breast surgery using the Internal Bra Technique is comparable to that of traditional breast surgery procedures. You can expect some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which will gradually subside over the course of several weeks.
During the recovery period, it’s important to wear a special surgical bra, taking prescribed medications, and avoiding strenuous physical activity. With proper care, most patients are able to return to their normal activities within a few weeks of surgery.
Internal Bra Technique for Breast Revision Surgery
Breast revision surgery is a procedure that is performed to correct complications from a previous breast surgery or to improve the aesthetic result. The Internal Bra Technique plays a crucial role in breast revision procedures. By creating an internal support structure, this technique can help to correct issues such as implant displacement, capsular contracture, and breast sagging.
Furthermore, the Internal Bra Technique can be used to improve the aesthetic results of a previous surgery. For instance, if a patient is unsatisfied with the results of their initial breast augmentation procedure, the Internal Bra Technique can be used to adjust the position or shape of the implants, helping the patient achieve their desired appearance.
Candidates for the Internal Bra Technique
Individuals who are considering breast surgery and desire long-lasting results may be suitable candidates for the Internal Bra Technique. Good candidates include those who:
- Are looking to improve breast shape and symmetry
- Have sagging or ptotic breasts
- Wish to enhance the longevity of their breast lift or augmentation results
- Desire improved support and stability for their breasts
- Are in good overall health and have realistic expectations
By creating an internal support structure within the breasts, the Internal Bra Technique ensures that the results of your surgery are long-lasting, helping you achieve your cosmetic goals. Whether you’re considering a breast augmentation, lift, or revision procedure, the Internal Bra Technique is an option worth considering.
FAQs about Internal Bra
Is it possible to breastfeed after getting an Internal Bra?
- One of the common concerns among women considering breast surgery is the potential impact on breastfeeding. The good news is that the Internal Bra Technique is designed in a way that preserves the functionality of the breasts, including the ability to breastfeed. It’s important to note, however, that the ability to breastfeed after surgery can depend on various factors, including the specific surgical technique used, the placement of the incisions, and the individual’s unique anatomy. Therefore, it’s crucial to discuss these considerations with Dr Carmen prior to surgery.
How long does the recovery period usually last after the Internal Bra Technique?
- The recovery period after the Internal Bra Technique can vary from person to person, but generally, patients can expect to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for the first few weeks. Full recovery can take several weeks to a few months, during which time you should gradually resume your normal activities based on Dr Carmen’s recommendations.
What are the risks and complications associated with the Internal Bra Technique?
- As with any surgical procedure, the Internal Bra Technique carries some risks and potential complications. These may include infection, bleeding, adverse reaction to anaesthesia, implant-related issues, and scarring.
Is the Internal Bra Technique reversible?
- While the Internal Bra Technique is intended to provide long-term support, there are options for revision or removal if necessary. It is essential to consult with Dr Carmen to discuss your specific situation and determine the best course of action. Revision or removal may involve additional surgical procedures, and the decision should be made in consultation with your surgeon based on your desired outcomes and overall health.
How long can I expect the results of the Internal Bra Technique to last?
- The Internal Bra Technique is designed to provide long-lasting results. However, it is important to note that individual factors such as ageing, weight fluctuations, and lifestyle choices can influence the longevity of the results. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, can help optimise the longevity of your results.
Further Reading about Breast Procedures with Dr Carmen
- Read Dr Carmen’s Breast Augmentation
- Read Dr Carmen’s What is Breast Implant Replacement
- Read Dr Carmen’s Breast implant Types for Breast Surgery
- Read Dr Carmen’s Blog about Breast Lift FAQs – Questions About Breast Lift Surgery
Medical References about Breast Surgery Techniques
- What You Need to Know About Breast Augmentation – Medical News Today
- Types of Breast Surgery for Cancer, Cosmetic & Preventative – Cleveland Clinic
- Breast Reconstruction with Flap Surgery – Mayo Clinic
- Breast Enlargement (Implants) – NHS
Further Reading about Body Procedures with Dr Carmen
- Read Dr Carmen’s Blog about Compression Garments after Body Lift
- Read Dr Carmen’s Blog about How Can I Reduce Swelling and Bruising After Body Lift Surgery
- Read Dr Carmen’s Blog about How to Reduce Scars after Body Lift Surgery