Learn more about Dr. DeLuca’s “Staple-First”
Breast Lift + Augmentation Technique
When you are looking for firm, supple breasts to improve your self esteem and confidence, you should consider the cutting-edge staple-first breast augmentation technique for a breast lift with implants offered by Dr. DeLuca. A mastopexy and enlargement together have been proven to be equally as safe as having the two procedures performed separately.
Designed to save time and eliminate guesswork often left to your surgeon’s expertise, Dr. DeLuca’s technique is a tried and true method to deliver the look and feel you desire. With more than 300,000 woman getting breastwork each year, it’s important to be informed of the various techniques to decide which is right for you.
What is the “Staple-First” Breast Lift Augmentation Technique?
The staple-first technique is akin to any artist drawing a light guideline before he or she starts to actually paint. This guideline gives Dr. DeLuca a spatial reference point to step back and examine his work before ever picking up a scalpel.
By inserting a staple where incisions need to be made, Dr. DeLuca has reference points to deliver the best outcome possible. The staples pull in or tighten the skin and tissue around the implant. The patient will be placed in the upright position so the breasts hang naturally. Dr. DeLuca can then examine asymmetries and adjust the staples, which mark out the exact areas needed for incision.
Next, when you insert the first staple beneath the elevated nipple areola, it’s then easy to see where the next staples should be naturally placed. When the staples are removed, the previously made incisions show precisely where to cut to achieve the same shape and look of your breasts that the staples produced.
Benefits of the Staple-First Technique for Breast Lift Augmentations
Because the staples allow your breast to settle and fall the way they naturally would, this breast lift with implants procedure indicates where and how to cut to deliver the natural looking augmentation women desire. Thus, the extent of the needed excision is obvious.
Guesswork is also eliminated with a staple-first breast augmentation because a staple can show how the skin will drape around the breast after the procedure is completed. Also, it makes clear the amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed in order to lift the breasts into their ideal position.
Perhaps, however, the greatest benefit from this technique is the fact that it allows Dr. DeLuca to see and shape what each breast will look like after being lifted and augmented, before making a single excision.
Additional benefits of the staple-first breast lift augmentation technique include:
- it effectively eliminates the possibility of excising too much or too little skin during the trimming process
- it saves time in the operating room
- it produces a stronger lower pole (along the vertical incisions of each breast) and thus, longer-lasting result, than other simultaneous breast lift augmentation methods
After nursing three children and changes in body weight, I was left with very small, saggy breasts. I felt now was the time to enhance my breasts (which I have wanted to do for 22 years as I have always been on the small side). The question was which surgeon.
After several consultations with different surgeons, I felt Dr. DeLuca was the best surgeon for me. Not only did he take the time to explain everything, but I never felt rushed. Once I had decided this was the right decision for me he was able to schedule my procedure quickly. His staff is remarkable. Very kind, non judgmental, and efficient.
After the surgery (which had a surprisingly quick and easy healing time) Dr. DeLuca was always available for any questions/concerns. I actually came in before my next scheduled appointment because of a concern. Not only did he address my concern, but he didn’t make me feel silly for my questions. I now fill out my bathing suits and other clothes nicely. I would highly recommend Dr. DeLuca and his staff. In fact, I travelled 60 miles each way to take advantage of his great skill and service.
– via RealSelf.com
Breast Lift with Implants – North Adams, MA
Differences Between the Staple-First Technique and Traditional Augmentation Mastopexy Methods
When mastopexies first started to appear in earnest decades ago, people from across the country flocked to lift their sagging breast or fill out smaller ones. At the time, doctors used the Weise Pattern, a very formulaic procedure that allowed very little flexibility or surgeon’s expertise to tweak and improve. The entire process was about reduction and doctors measured everything very precisely. They would take measurements of the desired breast size, incision points, and more. But then implants were being added to breast lifts and the entire formula crumbled. It was nearly impossible to perform an adequate job using the Weise Pattern technique.
When the implants are inserted first, the Weise Pattern can’t be used for measurement. Using this method and inserting the implant first can result in a situation where the desired size does not match what the breast cavity will allow. Sometimes, too much skin is trimmed away during the initial mastopexy procedure leaving breasts that are too tight or too loose to accommodate the implant size needed to achieve your ultimate goal.
Doctors were stuck and another solution was needed. Soon thereafter the staple-first technique was developed.
This is why the stapling first is so ideal – it allows the surgeon to modify their incision plan before making a single incision. If the breast looks too tight, you simple take a staple out, loosen up the skin then re-apply the staple.
Before & After Breast Lift Augmentation Photos
In addition to the before & after breast lift with implant photos that have been uploaded to the web site, Dr. DeLuca also has several large binders worth of recent cases that you will be able to look through and discuss during your consultation.
After considering breast augmentation pretty much my whole life, I finally decided to make an appointment for a consultation. I did a Google search and found several local surgeons. I looked at what seemed like a million before and after photos, and noticed a huge difference in Dr. DeLuca’s breast augmentation photos compared to the others and knew I had to make an appointment with him.
From the first phone call, I knew I was making the right choice. Dr. DeLuca and his staff are extremely professional and make you feel very comfortable. I was nervous about my implants being too big, as I have a small frame and really just wanted a natural look – and Dr. DeLuca assured me they would fit my body type just fine. The whole process from consultation to surgery and recovery went by so quick and very smoothly.
I am ecstatic with how my implants look, I could not have asked for a better size, shape, and overall look. I have never felt so confident and I would do it again in a heartbeat, thanks to Dr. DeLuca!
– KRene (via RealSelf.com)
Breast Lift + Implants – Latham, NY
Importance of Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon
When you are going through any breast lift with implants procedure that requires complex medical expertise, it’s important to have a surgeon you can trust. Major changes to your body require major confidence in your doctor. You need someone with experience and medical training that has helped countless others.
Dr. Deluca has been a breast specialist for more than 28 years, performed more than 1,500 breast surgeries and spent over 15 years perfecting his staple-first breast lift augmentation technique so that his patients can enjoy the most beautiful looking and longest lasting breasts possible. He has the experience, skill, and know-how to make your aesthetic goals a reality.
Dr. DeLuca is also a member of:
- The American Board of Plastic Surgeons (ABPS)
- The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)
- The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)
Staple-First Breast Lift Augmentation Cost
Because Dr. DeLuca’s staple-first breast lift augmentation is performed in a single surgery, the cost is significantly less than the traditional, 2-surgery approach to simultaneous augmentation mastopexy surgery. For most patients, the price of a breast lift with implant ranges between $8,000-$9,500 and includes all fees (re: surgeon’s, surgery center, anesthesiologist, implant, etc.). For those interested, Dr. DeLuca offers several financing and payment options. Additionally, there is no charge for any pre- or post-operative visits.
The Importance of 24/7 Post-Operative Care
Post-operative care is one of the most important steps to recover from any breast lift with implants procedure. While the staple-first breast augmentation technique doesn’t require more recovery time than other procedures, it’s important to get the proper care and follow up needed for a successful operation. Quality attention following surgery can results in faster, more successful healing, which decreases the required down time. A good doctor will work with you from initial consultation to post-operation care. At Dr. Deluca’s office we are with you every step of the way.
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My sister and I both had breast lifts and implants done by Dr. DeLuca and are extremely satisfied with our results. The Dr. was very informative before and after the procedure, answered any questions or concerns we had in great detail, and the end result was amazing. We are so glad we chose him. He was easy to talk to, made us feel very comfortable and confident being under his care. Anyone contemplating using another plastic surgeon should look no further. Trust us, you will be as happy with your results as we are!
– Mrs. O (RealSelf.com) / Breast Lift Augmentation