The breast uplift surgery called as mastopexy gives hope to mature women who have problems with sagging breasts. As we all know, the changes in our breasts may be caused by several factors, such as pregnancy, weight, ageing, delayed effect of breast implants and developmental deformities. However, they can be addressed using mastopexy and augmentation mastopexy techniques. It can be vertical or based on the inverted T techniques depending on the breast shape deformities. It is a parenchymal reshaping that may or may not require a small parenchymal reduction.
The surgeon takes into account the degree of skin laxity, the excess amount of skin, the position or malposition of the parenchyma, and the degree of nipple areolar complex elevation. Measurements are a key component in the diagnosis and treatment of the breast ptosis.
If you are considering breast augmentation to enhance the appearance of your breasts, you may discover that augmentation alone won’t produce the results you are hoping to achieve. Why not?
If you have droopy or saggy breasts, called ptosis, breast augmentation alone cannot correct this problem. A breast lift or mastopexy is commonly recommended in addition to augmentation.
It creates a more youthful contour as well as an enhanced size. If you like your breasts to look more firm as well as more full, you may want to consider this combined procedure.
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Mastopexy is a breast lift surgical procedure that elevates your breasts to a higher position on your chest. The procedure restores the volume of the upper breast, tightens stretched skin, lifts sagging breast tissue and raises droopy nipples to the center of the breast mound.
You may or may not reduce the size of your areola. If you want to have your breast enlarged with the insertion of implants in conjunction with the breast lift, an augmentation mastopexy can be performed.
If you are over 50, you might consider the procedure to reverse the effects of aging as well as childbirth. In some instances, a breast lift may not be appropriate.
If you are planning to become pregnant in the future, most doctors would advise postponing the surgery until after you finish bearing children. Pregnancy can cause the breasts to sag again.
If you are overweight and planning to lose weight, it may be good to delay the surgery until you have stabilized your weight. Weight loss can diminish breast volume and produce sagging tissue and loose skin.
It is important you know and understand that an augmentation or a breast lift procedure may produce scars that are larger and more visible than those associated with breast augmentation alone.
The more sagging you have, the more scarring you can expect. Fortunately, the scars are located in areas easily concealed by a bra. Even so, these permanent scars may not fit into your ideal vision or as a trade off for firmer breasts.
How long would it last?
A breast lift may last many years, but pregnancies and significant weight fluctuations may dramatically alter the appearance of the new breasts in unpredictable and undesirable ways.
Also, ageing and the effects of gravity will eventually take their toll and the unwanted sagging returns. In the same way, larger natural breasts are more likely to develop ptosis due to their weight. Larger implants can accelerate the recurrence of ptosis.
If you already have very loose skin with little elasticity, sagging is more likely to recur. One advantage of combining a breast lift with breast augmentation is that implants may help delay any future sagging.