Mastopexy with Implants
A Mastopexy, or Breast Lift, with breast augmentation is a combination procedure that lifts sagging breasts while also increasing the cup size of the breast. Aside from improving the size and overall appearance of the breasts, a Mastopexy with Implants benefits patients by keeping breasts firm and perky for many years. Gravity does not have the same effect on implants as it has on natural breast tissue, so implants will retain their height and shape more easily.
Like the rest of the skin and tissue of the body, the breasts sag with age. As we age, the structures that support the breast become stretched and weaker. This sagging can be intensified by pregnancy, genetics, stretch marks on the breasts, and weight gain or loss. Many women seeking a breast lift with implants wish to regain the full, perky breasts that they had as a teenager along with increasing the size of the breast.
Breast implants will add to the overall results of the breast lift procedure by lifting the breast and increasing your cup size in a single step. Many women also benefit from the combined mastopexy and implant procedure by extending the results of a breast lift. Gravity, pregnancy, and changes in weight can all cause your breasts to sag, even after breast lift surgery. Implants, however, are less affected by gravity than human breast tissue. When you undergo the breast augmentation and mastopexy procedure, your breasts will typically remain full and perky for longer and may not require the need for future procedures.
Who is a good candidate for a Mastopexy with Implants?
If you have sagging breasts and a loss of fullness in the top portion of your breasts, you are likely a good candidate for a combined breast augmentation and mastopexy procedure.
How is a Mastopexy with Implants performed?
The combination Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy/Breast Lift procedure is performed using methods similar to a standard Mastopexy, only with an implant inserted into the breast beneath your pectoral muscle during the procedure. Dr. Conkright will first make an incision to remove the excess skin that causes your breasts to sag. Before your surgery, Dr. Conkright will discuss with you the type of incision to make. The three most common incision types are two rings around the areola in a doughnut shape, around the areola and down to the breast crease in a lollipop shape, and the lollipop with an additional half-moon incision along the breast crease, in an anchor shape, which is the standard method of breast lift. The type of incision used depends on your breast shape and size. Dr. Conkright will then insert the implants and close the incisions.
What are the risks / Complications associated with Mastopexy with Implants surgery?
The same complications may occur in joint breast augmentation and mastopexy that may occur in the separate procedures. As in separate breast augmentation and mastopexy surgeries, however, complications are rare and usually minimal. Some risks associated with Mastopexy with Implants include: lack of implant permanence, capsular contracture, and increase or decrease in sensitivity of nipples or breast skin.
Dr. Conkright performs all of his operations with great care and precision, ensuring that his patients can enjoy a quick and healthy recovery with a very low risk of complication.