I had a major Breast reduction but now sagging. Any suggestions? (photos)
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Sagging Post Breast Reduction
In some cases, those who think they could benefit from a #BreastReduction, can in fact, benefit from a #BreastLift. A #mastopexy or breast lift operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breasts without reducing their size. It is the most suitable for #breasts which sag or droop (ptosis) as a result of development, aging, pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight loss . Some patients will experience better results to restore superior fullness if an #implant is used at the time of mastopexy; better known as #Augmentation/Mastopexy.
This can also be combined with a minor breast reduction to reduce the breast width if desired. Altogether, the surgery will create an elevated, more youthful breast contour. Also, the nipple and areolae of the desired size and correct heightmay also be addressed. #FatGrafting is another option to using #breastimplants and requires a small amount of liposuction to obtain the fat which is the prepared and transferred to the breast.
A mastopexy or breast-lift operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breasts without reducing their size. It is used for breasts that sag but are not overly large. Sagging of the breasts may occur with normal development for some women, or as a part of aging. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss are other conditions which increase breast ptosis (sagging). Some patients will achieve a better breast shape if an implant is used at the time of mastopexy.
An elevated, more youthful breast contour.
Nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size and at the correct height and similar location.
I had a major Breast reduction but now sagging.
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It is not uncommon to have deflation of the breasts after reduction. When more breast tissue and fat is taken out than skin, for example, a reduction can have a deflating effect over time. There are several ways to address this. The first thing that comes to mind is mastopexy, which is a fancy way of saying breast lift. With this procedure, the skin is better tailored to the fill to create perkiness. In some cases, an internal bra made from a mesh might help, but this is not always necessary.
Very good question, and I wish you the best,
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