With time, breasts can lose their shape and firmness. This can lead to sagging and droopiness of the breasts and lowering of the nipples to an undesired position. The sagging of the breasts can be made worse by breast feeding, pregnancy and weight changes. With a mastopexy, it is possible to improve the droopiness of the breasts, remove excess skin and the raise the position of the nipples. This results in rejuvenated, shapely, more youthful breasts. Sometimes, breast implants may need to be used in conjunction with the mastopexy to achieve the desired results.
Types of Mastopexies
Periareolar mastopexy – incision is around the areola and the entire breast (including the nipple) is moved up. The shape of the breast is improved with this surgery. This technique is usually used for mild to moderate droopiness of the breast.
Vertical mastopexy – also called a “lollipop” mastopexy. The surgical scar is around the areola and vertically downwards. The breast is reshaped and the nipple is raised through this incision
Wise-pattern mastopexy – also called “anchor” mastopexy. This is the traditional, most commonly performed mastopex worldwide. This is used for larger or very droopy breasts. The final results are an improved shape in the breast, raised nipple position and an upside down “T” or “anchor shaped” scar.