My breast have sagged for as long as I could remember. How do I get them from their sagging state to uplifted?
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Sagging Breasts - Do I Need Incisions On My Breasts Or Are There Other Techniques To Lift Them?
Sagging or drooping breasts are referred to technically as breast ptosis. P. Renault M.D., in her 1976 article, codified the levels of sagginess (droop or ptosis). The surgery most commonly used to correct breast ptosis is a mastopexy. Most mastopexies require external incisions on the skin, surgically moving the nipple upward, and often removing skin and/or skin and subcutaneous tissue.
There are several variables which will determine whether you are a good candidate for a mastopexy: your age, the number of pregnancies you had and plan to have; your weight, including weight gains or losses. All these and more questions are necessary to be answered to determine what type of surgery you would need to correct your sagging breasts (breast ptosis).
I am aware of two techniques which will lift sagging breasts and give minimal to no scarring. A transaxillary (through the armpit) breast augmentation with a dual plane mastopexy will correct sagging breasts when the sag is minimal to moderate. A second technique if your breasts are large, is a suction breast reduction which will reduce the overall size of the breast and the weight, leading to higher, firmer breasts with only 1/4" incision in the armpit area.
Other techniques for mastopexies with skin excision include the Benelli mastopexy, the lollipop mastopexy, and the standard of classical Weiss pattern mastopexy.
As you can see from the complexity of your question, it is mandatory that you see a Board Certified plastic surgeon experienced in breast lifts, breast reductions, and dual plane mastopexies. The good news is that Saginaw, Michigan (the city where they rolled up the sidewalks) has excellent plastic surgeons .
Gary Horndeski, M.D.
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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A Breast Lift or Mastopexy is a common procedure for lifting saggy breasts. You must first have yourself examined by an experienced Plastic Surgeon and see if you meet the criteria for the surgery. You may also benefit from Breast Implants if you need more volume for your breasts.
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