Breast Lift or Mastopexy
Breast lift or mastopexy surgery is a technique performed to restore a more youthful shape and position to a breast that has developed ptosis (drooping of the breast) related to aging, pregnancy, breast feeding, or weight loss. Over the years, these factors and the effects of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts–at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Incisions required for breast lift are similar to those required for a breast reduction. The major difference between a mastopexy and a reduction are that in a reduction the excess breast tissue is removed while in a lift it is lifted and rearranged to a more youthful position. If your breasts are small or have lost volume, breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. Ideal candidates for breast lift or mastopexy surgery are those women who are pleased with the size of their breast when wearing a bra and those patients with good quality skin with few stretch marks.
Breast Lift Case Study
Full Mastopexy with Implant Exchange and Capsulotomies
This patient is a 46 Year old mom of 3 with pre-existing saline breast implants and malposition of the implants. An implant exchange from Saline to Silicone gel, capsulotomies and a full breast lift were required to provide proper placement of the breast implants and to give the patient a more natural appearance.
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