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Breast Lift Sagging Hanging Pendulous Breast Mastopexy Implants G. Gregory Gallico, MD

Breast Lift Mastopexy and Implants for Sagging, Hanging, or Pendulous Breasts

 

Breasts may become more pendulous in all women in time. Where the nipple was once well above the crease under the breast (the inframammary crease), in time has settled lower. Pregnancy, breast feeding, and weight change or gain may all contribute to the breast's sagging more or becoming more pendulous.

A breast lift or mastopexy is an operation to lift the nipple and breast back above the inframammary crease. A breast lift or mastopexy can be combined with breast implants to increase or restore the volume of the breast or with a breast reduction (decrease in volume) to enhance the effects of the breast lift. Or the breast lift can be performed without breast implants. In that case the contour of the upper portion of the breast will not be as full as if an implant had been placed. But the result may be more natural.

 

Breast Pexy Aug

This 28 year old woman was concerned about decreased breast volume, breast sagging, and lower nipple position after pregnancy, child birth, and breast feeding. She underwent a breast augmentation with breast implants, 315 cc, and a breast lift or mastopexy to raise and refill her breasts to lift her nipples to a more normal position, and to create more breast cleavage.

Depending on how much the breast has descended below the inframammary crease, there are different operations to lift the breasts and improve their contour. The surgery required to lift the breasts may be as simple as breast implants which re inflate breasts sagging after pregnancy, breast feeding, or weight loss. When there is a true excess of skin, a surgical pattern can lift the nipple and remove the amount of skin necessary to lift the breast and nipple. Sometimes both a breast implant and an excision and removal of excess skin is necessary. If the breast start out both large and sagging, it may be best to remove some breast tissue at the same time as raising the nipple and tightening the skin under the breast.

By Looking at the Four Patient Examples that follow You Can Decide for Yourself What Type of Surgery Will Improve Your Breast Volume and Shape...

SURGICAL SOLUTION #1
BREAST IMPLANTS ALONE TO LIFT AND FILL SAGGING BREASTS.

BAM FOR PTOSIS BLURB

This 33 year old mother of four, all of whom were breast fed, was concerned about the deflation and sagging of her breasts. Dr. Gallico filled out the breasts with breast implants placed through an inframammary (lower breast crease) incision. A breast lift mastopexy would have lifted the breasts more, but would have left more visible scarring. The implants have been placed under the pectoral muscle to leave the cleavage look smooth and natural.

BAM FO PTOTIC BREASTSThe same 33 year old mother of four is shown before and after breast implants alone to fill and 'lift' her breasts and create more cleavage in and out of clothing. Dr. Gallico filled out the breasts with breast implants placed through an inframammary (lower breast crease) incision. A breast lift mastopexy would have lifted the breasts more, but would have left more visible scarring. The implants have been placed under the pectoral muscle to leave the cleavage look smooth and natural.

 

SURGICAL SOLUTION #2
BREAST LIFT MASTOPEXY FOR PENDULOUS SAGGING BREASTS

BREAST LIFT ALONE BLURB.

This 22 year old woman had very premature deflation and sagging of her breasts. She did not want implants so Dr. Gallico performed a breast lift (mastopexy) to elevate the nipples and breast tissue to a more normal position. The breasts are lifted so that they no longer hang down on the abdomen, but have been restored to a more normal contour. (Breast implants as in the following patient would have given more fullness to the upper portion of the breast and more cleavage in and out of clothing.)

 BREAST LIFT ALONE BLURB

The same 22 year old woman had very premature deflation and sagging of her breasts. She did not want implants so Dr. Gallico performed a breast lift (mastopexy) to elevate the nipples and breast tissue to a more normal position. The breasts are lifted so that they no longer hang down on the abdomen, but have been restored to a more normal contour. The nipples are lifted higher so they are looking straight ahead instead of toward the floor. (Breast implants as in the following patient (Surgical Solution #3) would have given more fullness to the upper portion of the breast and more cleavage in and out of clothing, but this patient did not want implants.)

SURGICAL SOLUTION #3
BREAST LIFT MASTOPEXY AND BREAST IMPLANTS TO LIFT AND FILL SAGGING PENDULOUS DEFLATED BREASTS

BREAST LIFT IMPLANTS BLURB

This 42 year old woman had developed considerable loss of breast volume and hanging after several pregnancies. Dr. Gallico performed both a breast lift (mastopexy) and breast implants augmentation to lift the nipples and breast tissue to a higher, more normal and youthful position and also with the breast implants to fill out the upper part of the breast and add some cleavage in and out of clothing.

BREAST LIFT IMPLANTS BLURB

The same 42 year old woman is shown in before and after pictures having developed considerable loss of breast volume and hanging after several pregnancies. Dr. Gallico performed both a breast lift (mastopexy) and breast implants augmentation to lift the nipples and breast tissue to a higher, more normal and youthful position and also with the breast implants to fill out the upper part of the breast and add some cleavage in and out of clothing. The 'Before' picture on the left shows the elaborate surgical pattern Dr. Gallico uses to lift the nipple and breasts to a more normal position and to place the breast implants behind the pectoral muscle and breast.

SURGICAL SOLUTION #4
BREAST VOLUME REDUCTION AND LIFT FOR OVERLY LARGE, PENDULOUS BREASTS

SMALL BREAST REDXN BLURB

This 29 year old woman wished to have her breasts lifted and made somewhat smaller. Dr. Gallico performed a small breast reduction and breast lift (mastopexy) to bring her breast more in to balance with the rest of her body.

SMALL BREAST REDUCTION BLURB

The same 29 year old woman who wished to have her breasts lifted and made somewhat smaller is shown in before and after views. Dr. Gallico performed a small breast reduction and breast lift (mastopexy) to bring her breast more in to balance with the rest of her body and to bring her breasts to a size allowing a more active life style..

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G. Gregory Gallico III, M.D. - Plastic, Cosmetic, and Aesthetic Surgery

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Boston Center for Ambulatory Surgery
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