Breast Augmentation Mastopexy
Breast Augmentation Mastopexy, or combined lift and implant augmentation is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging or ptotic breast while also adding an implant to increase the volume of the breast. This procedure also brings a component of firmness and added volume to the upper pole of the breast. Depending on the patient’s anatomy and/or quality of the tissues, there are times where better results are obtained if these operations are performed in separate or staged manner.
Women who have successfully lost a significant amount of weight may find that they not only lost fat from their target areas like their abdomen and hips, but also from their breasts. Unfortunately, the skin around the breasts does not contract down like the lost fat, and as a result, the breasts may appear to be sagging.
As women age, one of the most disconcerting changes in their bodies is the development of a saggy appearance to their breasts. This process can be exacerbated in women whose breast changed due to the volume expanding from pregnancy and child birth and then contracting after they finish breast feeding. The breast tissue itself effectively increases in size and decreases with the change of hormones from pregnancy , the skin envelope, however, does not contract down. The combination of a shrunken breast tissue and an expanded skin covering it, leads to a saggy appearance of the breast.