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Published on Oct 14, 2010
How do I know if I need a mastopexy or breast lift? How do I know if my breast will look like it did before?
A lot of times when a breast begins to sag, the breast sort of deflates and it becomes empty. Now when we move the nipple to a higher position and we recone and reshape the breast, in order to do this surgery, we actually make the breast slightly smaller. Just the nature of the surgery by removing some skin, we also remove a little bit of breast tissue with that and in doing so the breast becomes slightly smaller even though the nipple is more natural looking position, more youthful position, it still needs to be fuller.
And people want that fullness, they don't just want the nipple to be higher and they want the breast to look like it did 5 years ago or before they had children or when they were younger. And that's perfectly in the realm of surgical correction.
All we do is when we do the lifting mechanism, when we do the mastopexy, we add an augmentation to that. And that could be saline, that could be silicone, it really doesn't matter but that will add to the fullness, so now we've not only moved the nipple position to a higher spot, we've reconed the breast to a more natural position and now we've augmented it to help with that deflated breast tissue, so now it's full.
Now we reconstructed the breast in three dimensions, both superiorly, medial and lateral - which is this way and this way, as well as forward. So we've reconstructed the breast in three dimensions and that's possible with surgery and with moving the nipple as well as doing an augmentation with it.