Breast

Augmentation Mastopexy

Breast augmentation combined with mastopexy (breast lift) is often recommended for women with breasts that sag or nipples that point downward. This combination procedure can help patients achieve breasts that are fuller, rounder, perkier, and more youthful in appearance.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Augmentation Mastopexy?

While breast augmentation with implants can increase breast volume by one or more cup sizes, a breast lift procedure can lift and reshape the breasts. Breast augmentation with mastopexy may be appropriate for patients who want their breasts to be larger, higher, tighter, and firmer.

The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for augmentation mastopexy is to schedule a consultation with our skilled plastic surgeon. After a careful evaluation of your anatomy, Dr. Christopher Schaffer at Schaffer Plastic Surgery can tell you whether this procedure is appropriate for your situation.

You may be a good candidate for augmentation mastopexy if:

  • Your nipples point downward: In a breast lift procedure, the breast tissue is repositioned so that the nipples are placed higher on the breast for a more attractive, youthful appearance.
  • Your nipples and areolas sit below the breast crease: Slide a sheet of paper underneath the breast so that it sits against the breast crease. If your nipples sit below the top edge of the paper when you look in the mirror, you may have enough breast sagging to warrant mastopexy.
  • You want to increase the size of your breasts: If your breasts appear large enough when you are wearing a bra, a breast lift alone may be sufficient to make your breasts look fuller and rounder. If not, you may need breast augmentation mastopexy.
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical or you are unhappy with their shape: In an augmentation mastopexy procedure, Dr. Schaffer can lift and reshape the breasts, make them fuller, rounder, and more symmetrical.

Augmentation Mastopexy Procedure in Birmingham

This surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Incision placement will depend on how much sagging needs to be corrected to achieve the desired results.

Minimal tightening may only require an incision around the areola. For moderate tightening, an additional vertical incision may be needed to achieve optimal reshaping. When substantial lifting and tightening is needed, the procedure may be performed with an anchor incision – around the areola, vertically straight down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. During the procedure, Dr. Schaffer will create a pocket to accommodate implants to enhance the fullness of your breasts.

If you are a good candidate for this surgery, augmentation mastopexy can give you breasts that are not only fuller, but also lifted and with a lovelier shape. At Schaffer Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, AL, Dr. Schaffer will be happy to answer your questions about this procedure.