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What Do You Know About The Semielastic Scarless Serdev Suture Breast Lift?

I have been considering a breast lift, but am concerned about scarring and loss of sensation in the nipple. Today I found a procedure called the "Semielastic Scarless Serdev Suture Breast Lift". It appears that Dr. Serdev uses sutures to raise and secure the breast. I can't find any doctors who do this in the US. Couple of questions: 1. Does this really work, and is it practiced in the US? 2. How long do the results last? 3. Is the cost on par with traditional breast lift methods??

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Scarless breast lift

Thanks for your question. In our Bay Area practice we frequently perform traditional and short scar / vertical scar mastopexy (breast lift). The challenge with this procedure for many patients is the scar and plastic surgeons have been working for decades to find ways to minimize the scar while keeping the powerful and long lasting results of traditional lift techniques. Unfortunately, no one has nailed a scar free technique. Suture techniques have been tried in other areas (facelift, buttock lift, etc.) Most of these techniques have been abandoned as reliable alternatives to traditional surgical techniques. I would doubt that a suture technique would produce a long lasting change. In addition, the concept of suture techniques in breast lifts makes even LESS sense than these same techniques in facelifts because with many breast lift candidates you really have an excess of skin that won't change. I hope this helps.

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