There are many different kinds of breast surgery, but to make things a little
less overwhelming and a little more clear, we’ll be taking a closer look at
some of the types and what they mean. Now, before we go any deeper, let’s just
clarify that undergoing breast surgery doesn’t necessarily mean that the
reasons are merely superficial or vain, so let’s go ahead and toss that
stereotype right out the window.
Great, now we can keep going.
Like we mentioned, breast surgery includes different types, the specific ones
we’ll be diving into are: breast augmentation, mastopexy and breast
Breast Augmentation (Augmentation Mammoplasty)
Like its name indicates, this category is focused on enlarging the size of the
breasts. This can usually be done with fat transfer, breast implants, or even
both. Within this category, there are several types of surgeries
Primary Augmentation: This refers to first-time breast
augmentation surgeries with breast implants (shout-out to all the
Secondary Augmentation (Revision Surgery): This means the
patient already has breast implants and is looking to replace them (many
women choose revision surgery to change size, shape, brand, to correct a
complication, or simply as a precautionary measure).
Motiva® Designed Surgeries: To heighten the
augmentation experience, and turn it into a customized one, we have
partnered with expert plastic surgeons to create exclusive modern
procedures for the women looking for beautiful, personalized breast
Motiva MinimalScar®: This procedure is completely unique to Motiva®,
accomplished with the three key elements- our LED retractor, an
insertion sleeve, and Ergonomix® implants- to insert the
implants through incisions half the size of traditional augmentation,
leaving beautiful, barely noticeable scars.
MotivaHybrid®: Remember when we said “fat transfer, breast implants, or even
both”? This is the “both” we meant. With MotivaHybrid®, fat
from other parts of your body is removed, filtered, and then used to
fill and sculpt your breasts, paired with smaller Motiva Implants®
for a harmonious, natural-looking result.
It’s important to note that some of these surgeries can be combined, depending
on the situation and the overall goal. Mention them to your surgeon to see
what’s applicable to you.
Mastopexy & Mastopexy Augmentation
Commonly known as a
this surgery consists in bringing the nipple higher up and removing excess
skin, usually performed to counteract sagging. On its own, this procedure
doesn’t form part of the augmentation category. However, it’s common for women
to combine it with breast implants to complete the youthful, perky look they
were aiming for, which is called Mastopexy Augmentation.
This category applies to the surgeries that focus on reshaping the breasts
after tissue loss or damage due to cancer, prophylactic mastectomy or a severe
breast anomaly not allowing the breast to develop properly. Similar to breast
also divides into primary and secondary (revision) surgeries that refer to if
the patient has already had surgery previously or not. Besides these, there
are a couple of
Implant-based Reconstruction: Pretty straight-forward,
this surgery uses a breast implant to reform the breasts. Sometimes this
procedure is separated into phases, using a tissue expander to get the
chest ready gradually for the space the new implant will be inserted into.
Autologous (flap) Reconstruction: This means tissue from
another part of the body is transferred to the chest to help shape the
breast(s). Sometimes this procedure is done together with breast implants.
If you’re curious whether you’re a good candidate, you should start
communicating with a plastic surgeon to set up a consultation and get a better
look into your personal situation. Get in touch with one today through our
Motiva® Center Locator.