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pectoral sling?

pectoral sling?

Postby twosit » Mon May 15, 2006 7:51 am

Can either of the plastic surgeons comment on the lift procedure which uses the pectoral muscle as a sling to support the breast tissue thus creating upper pole fullness? Do any of the other posters have any experience with this procedure? Thanks lots for any input.
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Postby Dr.JLo » Tue May 16, 2006 6:36 am

This technique has been around but is not widely practiced in my area.

My criticism of it relates to cancer detection and treatment.

In this technique, breast tissue is being placed under the pec muscle sling, and breast tissue in my opinion does not belong there.

If a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer and the chest muscles are involved, a much more aggressive suregry is required, and the risk of spread may be higher.

Nobody knows, but mammography and localizing a suspicious spot may be more difficult in these cases.

In my opinion, these are too many problems for a cosmetic operation.

Dr LoMonaco
Houston, Texas

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