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What Is A Mastopexy? - Dr. Shaw (VIDEO)

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Dr. Shaw describes a mastopexy/breast lift.

Dr. Shaw:
A mastopexy, or breast lift, is a reshaping of the breast. Sometimes after childbearing, or over time with gravity, the breast has a lower position and augmentation alone isn’t enough. So, an old adage I have is, “Don’t augment a breast you don’t like.” So if the breast is lower than you like, you want to create the breast that you want and augment that breast.

The breast lift itself or, a mastopexy, does create scares on the breast, which you should be aware of, and one would be around the areola, a lined down the front, and the incision under the breast.

On first blush these scars are something that patients might say, “Well I don’t really want a scar on my breast,” but when you see the gains of the new shape and with the augmented size these scars kind of take a backseat. There is many patients that we’ll see that will say they never thought their breast could look like this again and oftentimes there can be tears in the exam room after surgery because the results are far beyond the patient’s expectations.

Dr. Shaw, M.D.:
Dr. Lawrence Shaw, M.D., was born on Long Island, New York in 1954 where he lived through High School. He did his undergraduate studies at Emory University and received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1979. Dr. Shaw then completed a five-year General Surgery residency and was board certified by the American Board of Surgery.

Dr. Shaw is a double-boarded Plastic Surgeon, which required 7 years of surgical training alone. Since completing his plastic surgery residency training at the Phoenix Integrated Plastic Surgery Residency in 1986, Dr. Shaw has performed thousands of plastic surgery operations. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify doctors in Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaw is also certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is a member of regional and national medical societies including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and he American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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