Joshua J. Lim, M.D., is fellowship-trained surgeon with The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy.
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The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy offers a top rated team of surgeons, dedicated to advanced treatments of common and complex foot and ankle disorders.
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Breast lift surgery helps raise and firm breasts by tightening surrounding tissue and removing excess skin to reshape the breasts. Dr. Bernie Chang and Dr. Brendan Collins of The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy, are among some of the best plastic surgeons performing breast reconstruction and restoration procedures in the Mid-Atlantic region. Dr. Chang, and Dr. Collins are skilled at multiple breast lift techniques and work individually with patients to determine the best treatment for them.
*Breast restoration procedures including breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lifts, are also performed by skilled surgeon, Dr. Craig Vander Kolk, in Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy.
The goal of a breast lift is to elevate the nipple, reposition the breast tissue, and remove the excess skin. A breast lift can be performed with a variety of techniques, depending on the patient’s anatomy. Every breast lift procedure begins with an incision around the nipple. The patterns for a breast lift procedure include:
Once the breast incision is made, the breast is lifted and reshaped to create a more youthful looking breast.
Women seek a breast lift when they feel uncomfortable that their breasts are sagging or have lost shape. Sagging breasts can be a result of gravity, aging, breastfeeding (due to the expansion and later contraction of the breast size) and weight loss. Sagging or drooping breasts can be classified as to the degree or grade:
The most severe form is when the nipple is below the fold and at the lowest level of the breast. A breast lift can help reposition the nipple and add more firmness to the breast.
A breast lift does not change the size of the breast. If a patient desires to have a breast lift and increase the size of the breast, then a breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation. If the patient desires to have a smaller breast, then a breast lift can be combined with a breast reduction.
The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by Dr. Bernard (Bernie) Chang, and Dr. Brendan Collins. Our doctors are recognized specialists in breast reconstruction and restoration, particularly in perforator flap reconstructions including DIEP flap (Deep Inferior Epigastic Perforator flap) following breast cancer surgery. Named among the best surgeons and top doctors in the Mid-Atlantic states area, Dr. Chang along with his associate, Dr. Collins, work with each woman before, during and after her hospital stay to provide the best treatment options for her individual needs.
Dr. Brendan Collins specializes in breast reconstruction, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery at The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center and Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery at Mercy.
Donna, a nurse and breast cancer survivor, tells the story of her two breast reconstruction surgeries with Mercy's Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center.