The Drooping Breast « Breast ptosis »

Conditions such as pregnancy, breast feeding, major weight loss or aging may lead to sagging breasts and low nipples.



Breast Lift

The Breast Lift ‘Mastopexy’ is a surgery in which the breast is lifted and the nipple is repositioned to a higher position, while the excess skin is excised.
A mild drooping of the breast ‘mild ptosis’ only requires a circular ‘peri-areolar’ incision around the perimeter of the nipple ‘areola’. However, in the case of a severe ptosis, two additional incisions are required: a vertical one below the nipple and a horizontal one in the skin fold under the breast, both in the shape of an inverted ‘T’.


Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation

If the drooping breast is small in size as well, the breast lift may be accompanied by a breast augmentation. This is done by inserting a breast implant to give more fullness to the upper part of the breast.



As for any surgical intervention, complications are possible but not common, such as infection, bleeding, excessive scarring, sensitivity changes, cutaneous necrosis, asymmetry, numbness, pain, etc...



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