In the last decade the most common method of breast reconstruction has been the placement of a tissue expander at the time of mastectomy. This is known as immediate reconstruction. After the general surgeon completes the mastectomy, the plastic surgeon places a tissue expander underneath the pectoral muscle and the fascia beyond the bottom edge of the muscle.
When patients come to see me for a facelift consultation one of their biggest concerns is that the result will somehow appear unnatural or over-pulled. I tell these patients that I am equally concerned with these issues. Unnatural face lifts tend to stand out in a crowd while natural ones tend to blend in seamlessly. What then is the key to achieving a natural facelift?