Breast augmentation is one of the most common forms of cosmetic surgery that has helped millions of women get the size and shape of their breasts that they wanted. However, many women are dissatisfied after traditional breast augmentation because they may not always provide the desired results. Women who have thinner skin or less breast tissue may be more susceptible to early implant-related malposition or sagging.
At The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the latest advancements in breast augmentation to prevent these complications. We are proud to offer the innovative P4HB Galaflex mesh in our breast augmentation surgeries. In this webpage, we will take a detailed look at breast augmentation with mesh, its benefits, procedure, recovery, and aftercare.
P4HB Galaflex is a unique, biodegradable mesh made from poly-4-hydroxybutyrate (P4HB). This biocompatible material has been used for decades in various medical applications, and more recently, it has found its way into the field of aesthetic surgery. P4HB Galaflex is known for its strength, flexibility, and ability to be absorbed by the body over time. As a result, it provides temporary structural support to the breast tissue during the healing process without the long-term complications often associated with permanent mesh materials. The mesh is put under the breast tissue or chest muscle to give the breasts more support and make them look more natural.
Breast augmentation with mesh has several benefits, making it a popular choice among women seeking breast augmentation surgery. Some of the benefits of breast augmentation with mesh include:
When compared to traditional breast augmentation surgery, breast augmentation with mesh gives more predictable and stable results. As the mesh is absorbed by the body, it leaves behind a strong, well-supported breast tissue structure that looks and feels natural.
When a mesh is used for breast augmentation, problems like implant displacement, asymmetry, and wrinkling are less likely to happen. P4HB Galaflex minimizes the risk of infection and other complications associated with the use of non-absorbable mesh materials. Since it is absorbed by the body, there is no need for a second surgery to remove it.
Before getting breast augmentation with mesh Pittsburgh patients should make an appointment with one of the board-certified experts at The Pittsburgh Center for Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your medical history, examine your breast tissue, and discuss your desired outcome. The surgeon will also discuss the risks and benefits of breast augmentation with mesh and how it is done. It is essential to ask questions and express any concerns during the consultation. The surgeon will provide detailed instructions on preparing for the surgery, including avoiding smoking and certain medications.
At our plastic surgery center in Pittsburgh breast augmentation with mesh is usually done under general anesthesia. Because it is a more complex surgery, it can take around two to finish. The procedure involves the following steps:
Depending on the type of implant and the result you want, the doctor will make an incision and place your implant below the breast tissue or the chest muscle.
The mesh is put under the skin as a hammock to give the implant more structure and support.
The mesh-created pocket holds the implant, which is then positioned to provide the desired breast shape and contour.
The cut is then closed with stitches or surgical tape, and a compression garment is put on the breasts to help them heal.
In Pittsburgh breast augmentation with mesh provides excellent results that are long-lasting and predictable. The mesh gives the breast tissue more support and structure, so the shape and contour of the breasts look more defined. It is important to note that the final results of breast augmentation with mesh may take many months to develop fully. The mesh will safely dissolve with no dangerous chemicals and leave behind a well-shaped and supported breast.
Breast augmentation with mesh usually takes more time to heal than traditional breast augmentation surgery. The breasts may appear swollen and bruised for the first few weeks, but this is normal and will subside over time. Patients can return to normal activities within two weeks, but strenuous activity or exercise should not occur sooner than one month.
Yes, breast augmentation with mesh is a safe and effective procedure. The mesh comprises a biocompatible material that is safe for the body. As it dissolves, it has no harmful chemicals and is safely removed from the body over time.
Breast augmentation with mesh does add cost to traditional breast augmentation, the surgery takes longer and is more complex, resulting in higher surgery and anesthesia fees. Patients also must pay for the mesh separately. On average, adding mesh to your breast augmentation can add approximately $2500-$4000 dollars.
Breast augmentation with mesh provides long-lasting results. Many patients will have improved longevity to their breast implants compared with traditional breast augmentation.
Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with the latest technology and amenities to ensure your comfort and privacy during your visit. We are located in the heart of Pittsburgh and serve patients from all over the world. When you are ready to take the next step, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Davila or Dr. Hurwitz. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals of looking and feeling your best.