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The aging process can take a toll on the breasts as the skin loses elasticity, causing the breasts to droop or sag. The loss of elasticity results in breasts that are less able to resist the effects of pregnancy, nursing, and gravity. Dr. Mark Mofid can restore the pert appearance that signifies youth and beauty with a mastopexy (breast lift) at his San Diego and La Jolla-area practice. Breast lift surgery may also be combined with breast implants for a fuller appearance. Today’s breast implants need not appear artificial; the variety of sizes and shapes available ensures that all patients can achieve natural looks.

During the breast lift procedure, the breasts are raised through the removal of excess skin from their undersides. The skin is then reshaped to conform to each breast’s new, taut contour and sutured in place. After a breast lift, the patient typically feels younger and more attractive. One important reason for the enhanced self-image is the fact that clothes fit much better when the breasts are lifted and full. Although the effects of gravity are inescapable, it is possible for patients to maintain attractive breasts well into their later years with breast lift surgery at Dr. Mofid’s practice. Dr. Mofid provides consultations for women considering breast lift surgery at his San Diego and La Jolla-area offices. Patients interested in cosmetic face, body, or breast surgery may also visit his La Jolla-area office for more information on financing or to learn more about the cost of his procedures. Please apply for CareCredit® online to receive instant approval.

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Seri Surgical Scaffold™ for Periareolar Mastopexy
September 2014

Traditional sutures
Recurrence of areolar dilatation following circumareolar mastopexy is among the most vexing problems in revisionary breast surgery. Historically, the gold standard for performing these procedures involves the use of non-absorbable monofilament sutures like a cercalage suture, which is akin to the cinch on a trash bag. Unfortunately, recurrent areolar dilatation over time using this technique is the norm rather than the exception. It is conceptually improbable to expect that the skin will not relax around permanent sutures over time.

Seri Surgical Scaffold Introduction
With the introduction of Allergan’s SERI Surigical Scaffold™, 510(k) cleared by the FDA, earlier this year, a novel use for this technologically advanced product designed for soft tissue support has been identified for periareolar mastopexy surgery. SERI Surgical Scaffold™ is made from a purified silk-derived bioprotein and woven into a porous design. It is free of human or animal tissues and has excellent biocompatibility and bioresorption properties. The Scaffold allows ingrowth of connective tissue leaving behind tissue that has 2-3 times the strength of fascia. By raising surrounding mastopexy skin flaps and incorporating a donut of SERI around the areola, the tension is evenly taken off of the surrounding skin flaps and the resultant matrix provides excellent support to prevent recurrent areolar dilatation.

Allergan
Support from Allergan has been provided to study SERI Surgical Scaffold™ in Institutional Review Board approved clinical trials for bottoming out and stretch deformities of the breast including implant malposition. A recent and ongoing clinical trial has been initiated to study the effect of SERI Surgical Scaffold™ for support in prevention of areolar dilatation in periareolar mastopexy.

Clinical Trials
Individuals interested in participating in the clinical trial investigating the use of SERI Surgical Scaffold™ are encouraged to contact our office. Ideal subjects for this study include those patients that have undergone previous periareolar mastopexy with resulting areolar dilatation as well as those patients interested in primary augmentation mastopexy using the circumareolar technique. SERI Surgical Scaffold™ will be provided free of charge and anesthesia and facility costs are subsidized. Participants will receive a stipend for each follow up visit.

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