A breast augmentation mastopexy is a surgical procedure that combines two procedures – breast augmentation and breast lift. Breast augmentation is done to increase the size of your breasts, while a mastopexy lifts and reshapes the breasts. The decision to have a breast lift with implants depends on several factors, including the size and shape of your breasts, the amount of drooping or ptosis present, the position of your nipple-areola complex, and your skin elasticity.
In some cases, a mastopexy alone can provide the desired breast shape, but in other cases, an augmentation is also necessary to achieve the ideal results. It is recommended that you consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options and determine whether the breast augmentation mastopexy procedure is right for you.
Breast augmentation surgery with implants:
Several techniques can be used for breast augmentation, and your surgeon will choose the one that is best suited for you based on your individual goals and anatomy. The most common breast augmentation technique is the insertion of silicone gel implants through an incision made either in the crease beneath the breast (inframammary), around the areola (periareolar), or in the armpit (transaxillary).
It is perforated with several small holes, through which the surgeon will insert a thin tube called an endoscope. The endoscope is used to guide the surgeon to the correct location for placing the implants.
After making the incisions, the surgeon will create a pocket for the implant by separating the breast tissue from the underlying chest muscles. The implants are then inserted into the pockets and positioned according to the desired results.
The surgeon will then close the incisions with sutures, and a surgical bra will be placed over the incisions.
Breast mastopexy or lift surgery:
There are several breast lift techniques such as Vampire Breast Lift, Anchor Breast Lift, Crescent Breast Lift, Donut or Periareolar Breast Lift and Lollipop or Vertical Breast Lift. The choice of technique will be based on the degree of ptosis or drooping present, as well as the size and shape of your breasts.
Augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with Implants) is recommended for individuals with the following conditions: