Augmentation Mastopexy
Augmentation Mastopexy

Augmentation Mastopexy

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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.

  • Vampire breast lift: The vampire breast lift is a relatively new technique that uses your blood to improve the appearance of your breasts. A small amount of blood is drawn from your arm, and the platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is isolated from the blood. The PRP is then injected into your breasts to stimulate the growth of new blood vessels and collagen. This technique can be used to improve the appearance of your breasts, as well as to correct mild ptosis.
  • Anchor breast lift: The anchor breast lift is the most common type of mastopexy, and it is used to correct moderate to severe ptosis. This technique involves making an incision around the areola, down the center of the breast, and along the crease beneath the breast.
  • Crescent breast lift: The crescent breast lift is a less invasive alternative to the anchor breast lift, and it is used to correct mild to moderate ptosis. This technique involves making a crescent-shaped incision around the top half of the areola.
  • Donut or periareolar breast lift: The donut or periareolar breast lift is a less invasive alternative to the anchor breast lift, and s used to correct mild ptosis. In this technique, a circular incision around the areola is made to correct the location.
  • Lollipop or vertical breast lift: The lollipop or vertical breast lift is a less invasive alternative to the anchor breast lift, and it is used to correct mild to moderate ptosis. This technique involves making a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision down the center of the breast.

Treatments

Augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with Implants) is recommended for individuals with the following conditions:

  • Postpartum breast ptosis
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Mild to moderate ptosis
  • Severe ptosis
  • Reconstruction after mastectomy

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