Breast lift (mastopexy) and breast uplift surgery are common procedures for women with sagging breast tissue and general loss of breast shape, especially after pregnancy.
A breast lift is a single-step procedure, which changes the breast shape by the removal of excess skin. It may include downsizing the nipple-areola complex if the patient has enlarged areolas. A breast lift is often combined with having breast implants or breast fat grafting when there is a general loss of volume.
Breast lift: Surgical techniques and scars
There are various established techniques for breast lift/uplift surgery. The choice of the right method, tailored to you, depends on your anatomy, the size of the breasts, degree of sagging, laxity of the skin, position of the nipple, etc. These factors will be addressed by your surgeon during the decision process. Furthermore, the placement of breast implants may form an integral part of the operation, in order to refill the breast, resulting in an improved shape and silhouette. Depending on your case, minimal scarring will be evident whenever possible.
Light Breast Ptosis (sagging): Scars are around the areola and, if necessary, with a vertical extension (lollipop shape).
Moderate Breast Ptosis (sagging): When a moderate degree of sagging is present, we use a vertical scar technique or with a small extension of the scar into the infra-mammary fold. The scars are, as described above, a lollipop shape, with an additional short scar in the sub-mammary fold (short anchor or inverted-T).
Severe Breast Ptosis (sagging): When a more excessive degree sagging is present, we use a vertical scar, this may need a longer extension of the scar into the infra-mammary fold forming a full-length inverted-T scar.
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