Breast feeding, weight fluctuations, and natural aging can all lead to changes in your breasts. But just because these changes are natural doesn’t mean you necessarily want them, and you’re not obligated to accept them as your new normal. Using the Bellesoma Method™, Dr. Ver Halen will reshape and resize your breasts for a natural, more youthful look.
The Bellesoma Method was developed in 2010 by Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Horndeski of Sugar Land, Texas. In 2016, he started training other surgeons in the Bellesoma technology, so more women could benefit from this method of plastic surgery. It is only offered at 10 locations in North America, including ours.
While cosmetic surgery of any kind is a big decision, choosing the Bellesoma Method will help give you peace of mind. This breakthrough procedure uses CAD-CAM software to develop a “blueprint” of your breasts that guides Dr. Ver Halen’s surgical approach to give you the results you want without the typical scars you don’t.
What Is the Bellesoma Method?
The Bellesoma Method is used for breast lifts, breast reductions, and breast implant removal surgeries. Since its start, the Bellesoma Ultimate Breast Method™ has been successfully performed on more than 500 women worldwide. Here’s a closer look at why more plastic surgeons—and their patients—are choosing the Bellesoma Method over conventional breast reductions and breast lifts.
Bellesoma Breast Reduction vs. Traditional Breast Reduction Surgery
Traditional breast reduction can be performed using a couple different techniques. The “lollipop” or “anchor” methods are most common.
Each of these requires two or three incisions and completely removes excess breast tissue before reshaping.
The Bellesoma Method offers the following advantages:
- No vertical scar
- Incisions that are hidden in the shadow of the breast crease
- The use of your own breast tissue to maintain or restore upper fullness
- Reduced pain in your neck, shoulders, and back thanks to weight transfer to your chest muscle
If you’re interested in learning more about a Bellesoma Breast Reduction, check out our before-and-after gallery here.
Bellesoma Breast Lift vs. Traditional Breast Lift Procedure
A traditional breast lift is usually performed using one of four common methods:
Other than the crescent breast lift (recommended for women with minimal sagging), these techniques require multiple incisions that lead to more noticeable scarring.
If you choose the Bellesoma Method, you can expect:
- No vertical scar
- The use of your own breast tissue to restore upper fullness
- A more stable suspension of breast tissue
- A transfer of weight to the stronger, more capable chest muscle
For more information about a Bellesoma Breast Lift, check out our before-and-after gallery here.
To achieve long-lasting results, Dr. Horndeski had to first solve the problem that gravity causes for a woman’s breasts, pulling them down. He found that he could transfer the weight of the breasts to the pectoralis major muscle. This is a muscle in your chest that is strong enough to resist the pull of gravity.
Here’s an overview of the Bellesoma Method in three phases:
Phase 1: Dr. Ver Halen removes excess fat and tissue (if necessary), and the breast mounds are lifted high on your chest wall.
Phase 2: The breast mounds are secured to the pectoralis major muscle to transfer their weight away from the skin envelope.
Phase 3: Dr. Ver Halen places the final sutures around your areola and underneath your breast crease, carefully hidden from view.
The Bellesoma Method uses innovative, pre-operative software that makes it easy for Dr. Ver Halen to understand the current state of your breasts. The software makes a 3D image of your breasts and then creates a “blueprint” for a lifted breast with fuller projection and minimal incisions and scars. Your blueprint gets transposed onto you during surgery, and Dr. Ver Halen uses it to guide him through surgery to your desired result.
The Pros & Cons
No breast lift or breast reduction can be performed without any scarring whatsoever, but the Bellesoma Method effectively eliminates the vertical scar that people associate with breast surgery and which most women dislike. Dr Ver Halen will place your sutures around your areolas and under your breast crease where they will heal with little visibility.
The Bellesoma Method helps reduce neck, shoulder, and back pain, as it shifts the weight of your breasts to a more stable position. In Dr. Horndeski’s study of 36 women, 54% of those who suffered from neck, shoulder, or back pain prior to surgery with the Bellesoma Method had complete relief afterward. Another 38% experienced a decrease in pain.
If you’re looking forward to fuller, perkier breasts, you’ll appreciate that the Bellesoma Method provides more upper pole fullness than other methods. In the same study by Dr. Horndeski, 86% of women saw an increase in upper pole fullness without implants or fat transfers.
Interested in breastfeeding later in life? The Bellesoma Method allows for normal functioning of the breast and nipples by maintaining normal breast structure and glands.
If you believe a breast reduction or a breast lift will give you the confidence you’ve been lacking, the Bellesoma Method may be the right option. It offers lasting results without the lingering scar. Dr. Ver Halen can help you decide which technique is right for you in a consultation. Call or text us today at 817-484-0169. Dr. Ver Halen will gladly go over your treatment options—and help you get back to feeling like your best self!