A breast lift is necessary when the existing breast is either too loose or the nipple is too low. Droopiness of the breast is called ptosis.
What is true breast Ptosis and how can it be corrected?
When the nipple hangs below the level of the fold between the breast and the chest it is true breast ptosis and will require a Breast Lift (Mastopexy). This results in the removal of excess skin and lifting of the nipple to its correct position.
There are 3 types of breast lifting techniques which result in different scars:
1. Periareolar - scar goes around the areola
2. “Lollipop” (Vertical) – scar goes around areola and straight down
3. “Anchor” – like a vertical but with additional scar along the fold of the breast.
The last two techniques can be done as a simple procedure but the first one with the least scar (periareolar) usually requires a breast implant to be placed at the same time.
What is Pseudo breast ptosis (glandualarptosis) and how is it corrected?
Psuedo breast ptosis is when the nipple is in a good position relative to the fold of the breast, but there is a significant hallow, or flatness, to the upper portion of the breast. In other words, the breast has “bottomed out” because a large part of the breast tissue hangs too low, even though the nipple is in an acceptable position. This problem is often simply treated with a breast implant to fill in the upper flatness. However, in select patients it is also possible to fill this area with the patient’s own fat.
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