Boca Raton Internal Bra/Mesh- Farber Plastic Surgery
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the breasts to their more youthful and perky appearance. This results in a youthful, sensual aesthetic to breasts that may have begun to sag due to motherhood, weight fluctuations, or aging.
One question we frequently hear from our breast lift patients is, “How long do the results of a breast lift last?”
The answer is almost always, “It depends on the patient.” The aging process will continue, weight gain may eventually result in breasts beginning to lose their perkiness, and skin quality will play a role in the longevity of results. Women with breast implants can also experience increased sagging caused by the excess weight in the breasts.
Fortunately, there is a solution to slow down breast sagging or ptosis and improve the longevity of the results of a breast lift— the internal bra. Here, Dr. Scott Farber of Farber Plastic Surgery discusses what exactly an internal bra is and how the procedure can benefit those concerned with breast ptosis (sagging).
If you are interested in an internal bra in the Boca Raton, Sarasota, and Tampa areas, Dr. Scott Farber would be happy to show you how this technology can benefit you. Get started by calling (561) 503-2700 or contact us online today!
What is the Internal Bra in Boca Raton?
The internal bra involves a surgical procedure in which a supportive material such as a mesh-like matrix of fibers is inserted during breast surgery. The material is often attached to the chest wall. This mesh performs acts as an internal support system in 2 ways:
- First, it counteracts the aging and breast sagging process by anchoring the breast tissue and skin in a fixed position.
- Second, it acts as an invisible bra and provides a constant, hidden lift and support.
Dr. Farber offers two types of internal bras at his Boca Raton clinic: the GalaFLEX™ Mesh and an acellular dermis (ACD) called Strattice™.
GalaFLEX Internal Bra
GalaFLEX mesh is a revolutionary product that’s been approved by the FDA. While the concept of a permanent internal bra has been around for years, the technology available to consumers today offers safer and better results than ever before.
The GalaFLEX mesh is composed of P4HB – poly-4-hydroxybutyrate. This polymer naturally dissolves and is broken down over time by the body into carbon dioxide and water– usually within one year leaving behind a foundational scaffold for other proteins, namely collagen and elastin, to create a natural and enhanced support network. This scaffold tightens the breasts’ musculature, tissue, and skin to create a higher, firmer, and more youthful breast position.
The GalaFLEX procedure provides natural and long-lasting results.
Meet Dr. Farber
Dr. Scott Farber is a fourth-generation physician, and practices as an aesthetic surgeon in Boca Raton, Florida. Having trained and honed his skills at some of the nations’ most prestigious institutions, he is a sought-after surgeon. He aesthetic eye and medical expertise allow him develops personalized treatment plans together with his patients.
Strattice™ Acellular Dermal (ACD) Matrix
The ACD matrix works similarly to the GalaFLEX. But unlike GalaFLEX, it doesn’t break down over time. Additionally, GalaFLEX is synthetic, whereas Strattice is biologic. Dr. Farber will insert the matrix, which attaches to the chest well and is gradually and permanently incorporated into the surrounding breast tissue.
As it will become a permanent structure in the breast, the ACD matrix provides longer-lasting support and lift to the breasts.
Each procedure offers the incredible ability to lift and aesthetically improve the breasts. Dr. Farber will gladly help you decide which option best suits your goals and concerns.
Advantages of an Internal Bra Breast Lift or Augmentation
Internal bras provide many benefits for the right patient, including:
Slows Aging and Gravity
Genetics plays a significant role in determining how we age. Some of us see our skin lose its laxity faster than others. Getting an internal bra placed into the breasts is an effective way of counteracting gravity and the aging process.
For most, the benefits of an internal mesh are made apparent in a breast lift procedure. This mesh helps sustain results by preventing the breasts from “bottoming out” after a procedure.
Furthermore, getting an internal bra placed in conjunction with breast augmentation offers the best of both worlds: size and lift. The internal bra increases the surgery’s longevity and decreases breast ptosis over time by providing extra support so that the skin does not have to hold up the implant on its own.
Some women with breast implants also experience rippling on the skin. Others see capsular contracture, or the hardening of the tissue surrounding the implant, which is a concern for some. Internal bras diminish the chances of these complications arising.
Another potential yet uncommon complication is the implants dislodging and moving into the armpit area. The added support provided by an internal bra helps reinforce a tight pocket for the implant to decrease movement.
Schedule a Consultation
There are numerous associated benefits with taking your physical appearance into your hands. Confidence and comfort within yourself are essential to a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle. Change is beneficial, but not necessarily an easy decision to make.
If you are ready to explore changing some aspects of yourself with a trusted plastic surgeon, reach out to us at Farber Plastic Surgery. We can have an informal phone or email discussion, or you can schedule an appointment to meet the team and discuss what comes next for you.
We look forward to hearing from you and helping you become the best version of yourself you can be!
Who is a Good Candidate for an Internal Bra?
If you are concerned about the longevity of your breast results, an internal bra may be an excellent option for you to consider.
This procedure is ideal for patients:
- who have ptotic skin and poor elasticity
- who have had previous capsular contracture
- who need extra coverage to minimize visualization of the implant and rippling
- with synmastia (uniboob)
- that need revision of their breast pocket from over-dissection
Internal Mesh in Boca Raton, FL
Breast sagging and longevity of breast results is a common concern for many women, and the internal bra offers an exceptional solution to this issue. To learn more about this cutting-edge technique, arrange an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Scott Farber in Boca Raton by filling out his online form or calling 561 503 2700 today.
Boca Raton Internal Bra - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
The internal bra is an innovative surgical technique Dr. Farber offers to provide internal support to a patient’s breast tissue and implants by securing a length of natural biologic tissue to the area of the patient’s breasts, usually covered by a push-up bra.
The biologic tissue is secured to the chest wall, creating anchored support that enhances the shape of the patient’s breasts. It takes a few weeks for the biologic tissue to become fully incorporated into the patient’s natural tissue. The internal bra tissue and the chest wall take on most of the weight of the breasts, which means the patient’s skin is less likely to stretch and sag.
In addition to lifting and securing the patient’s breast tissue or implants, the internal bra can also address common complaints women experience with existing implants. Some examples of these include:
- Implants placed too far apart or too close together
- Implants that are not at the same level
- Contour anomalies
- Capsular contracture
An internal bra is also an excellent option for women who’ve had weight loss surgery and whose skin is prone to stretching.
When considering breast implants, the internal bra is something that could be considered. By adding this surgery to a patient’s augmentation procedure, the implants will have additional support from the beginning, which means less sagging and longer-lasting results.
Adding the internal bra adds around two hours to the patient’s surgery time. Post-operative soreness can last as long as six weeks, during which the patient should restrict their activities as their body heals.
While the internal bra is intended to provide additional support to the patient’s implants or breast tissue, it is not meant to replace a regular bra. Wearing a well-fitting and supportive bra is essential to maintain optimal breast shape and positioning, especially during exercise or sport. Significant movements can cause the patient’s breasts to bounce and shift, placing extra pressure on their skin and stretching and thinning the skin.
The cost of your permanent mesh bra will depend upon several factors that will be unique to your circumstances and surgical plan. For this reason, you’ll need to personally meet with Dr. Farber to discuss your goals and develop a plan. After this meeting, our team will provide you with a detailed cost estimate.