Dr. Maercks has developed supported breast lift FEMMA-S (Footprint Elevation Mamodermal Masto-Autoaugmentation with Sling Support), a unique breast reduction technique that achieves goals that cannot be addressed conventionally. Dr. Maercks developed this technique after being dissatisfied with conventional methods, which often leave behind scars.
What happens during the FEMMA-S procedure?
The FEMMA-S procedure is often done on an outpatient basis. Each patient is different, and surgery ranges between 1 and 3 hours. A minor breast lift only requires a local anesthetic, while those with more severe cases may be placed under a general anesthetic.
Unlike conventional techniques, the FEMMA-S breast lift utilizes the patient’s own tissue in order to add fullness to the superior pole of the breast, perfect cleavage, and contour a shape that appears enhanced rather than reduced. The breast is rotated upwards by reusing excess tissue (which is typically thrown away in a regular breast lift surgery). The excess tissue is placed under the pectoralis major muscle, which adds fullness to the top of the breast and creates a natural, beautiful-looking breast. The FEMMA-S technique uses strategically placed incisions that hide all scarring.