Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need An Internal Bra To Have A Successful Breast Lift?
No, many patients will see amazing results without inserting internal mesh into the breasts. The internal bra is generally for specialized cases where there are concerns about the amount and quality of the tissue and skin there to support the breast lift results. For most patients, this is not really a concern.
How Long Will It Take For The Mesh To Disintegrate?
It depends on the specific mesh used and your own body. Generally, most internal bras dissolve within one to two years. Some patients may see the total disintegration of the internal bra within just a few months. This is dependent on how long it takes the scar tissue to form around and into the mesh.
If you generally have a fast metabolism, you may see the mesh break down faster. This does not mean it is not effective, the amount of time it takes for it to dissolve does not matter when it comes to how the device actually works.
Will It Prevent Sagging?
To an extent, yes, but it is not a guarantee that you will never experience breast sagging ever again. The scar tissue that the mesh helps form in the necessary position is still just bodily tissue. It is subject to descend over several years and may sag itself. Though, it is important to note that this will likely take several years, if not well over a decade for this to occur.
Unfortunately, there is no reliable way to totally prevent breast sagging. Gravity and genetics are the two biggest factors that are uncontrollable. If you want to prevent sagging as much as possible, wear a good supportive bra and maintain a relatively stable weight.
Do I Still Need To Wear A Regular Bra If I Have An Internal Bra?
Yes, an internal bra is not a replacement for a regular bra. Your breasts will still need the generalized support that a bra provides. The internal bra helps shape the breast and keeps it in a natural position.
Is An Internal Bra Breast Lift Safe?
Yes, for a patient who is a good candidate, an internal bra breast lift is safe. There is slightly more overall risk due to the placement of the mesh. However, it is not riskier than a traditional breast lift for many patients. Dr. Sessa will evaluate you and your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate and if the surgery would benefit you and not put you at unexpected or unnecessary risk.
Some patients may express concerns due to the infamous history of earlier surgical meshes used for hernia repair and other surgeries in the past. The mesh used in a breast lift at Sarasota Surgical Arts is a completely differently engineered mesh that is designed to be temporary. Historically, many surgical meshes were meant to be permanent, which does prove much more risk than a temporary mesh.
An internal bra is among one of the safest surgical meshes. It rarely causes considerable complications. If you have a history of major allergic reactions, rejection of medical devices, or major medical conditions, then Dr. Sessa may not recommend an internal bra breast lift. In these cases, he may advise proceeding with a traditional breast lift or a different procedure altogether.