Breast lift or mastopexy with prosthesis

Written by: Dr. Jose Maria Palacin
Edited by: Top Doctors®

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Breast lift with prosthetic intervention is the hardest of all the realm of breast aesthetic surgery. The reasons are multiple difficulty, so go to parties to understand that it is good.

¿When a breast lift is performed with prostheses


The term breast lift involves an intervention to correct low or fall of the breast and breast prosthesis are used to increase the size of them.Thus, an operation with prosthetic breast lift is performed when the patient 's wishes are to have a high breast (lower falls ) and full (less empty ).

¿: for fall or descend breast


Within the breasts of all women are the same components– gland and fat, and a third element that envelops everything, skin. The difference between a breast and the other is in the proportion of components... no breast gland and very little fat, others have more fat than gland Considering the gland weighs more than fat, glandular breast is a very easy and weighing more depending on the skin that surrounds it will have more tendency to fall if the fat content is.As we have said is very important the quality of the skin surrounding the breast.While there ligamentous elements of the breast bra, these are closely related to the type of skin of the breast, so we can say that the breasts with thick skin will fall less and more slowly than the breast with thin skin, to abide less.There are two situations that favor much the fall of the breast. Female hormones related to pregnancy and lactation increase the size of the gland that weighs more and distended skin. Repeated pregnancies and lactations potentiate the effect will be more evident in thin breast skin, which will fall hopelessly.Also significant weight changes have a similar effect by varying the amount of fat in the breast that also distend the skin hardly recovered if end up being too thin and losing weight, resulting in an empty breast and fall.Thus breasts may be somewhat fallen already in very young women if they have very thin skins and fluted for rapid growth.

¿Fallen All moms are the same


Surgeons always talk about different degrees of breast ptosis or breast falls, can be summarized in minimum grade, medium grade and high degree.

In addition to assessing the degree of fall or ptosis of the breast, we assess the quality of their tissues. So for example a fall in average grade breast but with a very thin skin will be more difficult to deal with than a mom but also fall thicker skin.Properly understood before they are clinical case, ie diagnose it properly in the first step to correct after effective and durable.

¿, which consists in an operation of lifting with prosthesis


The breast lift surgical techniques consist of reconstructing the components of the breast in a higher position in which they find themselves, giving them a more beautiful way, filled more often the upper pole of the breast is empty in falls or ptotic breasts.After changing the shape and position of the breast, one must remove extra skin for this coat without excess contours of the new breast. By doing almost always rise and areolas are reduced in size averaging them to the new form. Finally, a prosthetic silicone cohesive gel adds to increase the size of the new breast.

¿Since the size of the prosthesis was decided


First we must take into account the wishes of the patient on the final size of their breasts, but nevertheless it is important to consider all the alternatives.We must remember to place the prosthesis, this located in front of or behind the pectoral muscle, weighed... and weight it must bear skin, which remains the same. This operation does not change the quality of the fabrics. Thus, if we want lasting results will be important not to use too large prosthesis. Many women think that the prosthesis never fall… False, the larger, more fall

¿, where the scars of a breast lift with dentures are made


In minimus fallen or ptotic breast degrees is often sufficient for correction, place a full projection anatomical prosthesis for submammary via through a scar on the submammary only 4.5 cm in length. In the middle grades of falls or ptotic breasts are two options, according to the quality of the skin.If the skin is of good quality anatomic prosthesis full projection is placed as in the minimal cases through an incision of 4.5 cm in the inframammary fold and excessive cutaneous is removed around the areola which decreases in size, leaving a scar around the areola.

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If the skin is of poor quality we will have to remove more of the same and also stay a vertical scar from the areola to the inframammary fold.

Finally, the important degrees of falls or ptotic breasts, when the lower pole of the breast completely rests on the rib cage and the fabric quality is often not the best no choice but to remove as much skin as possible so the resulting scar will be one inverted T or anchor.

Decide to be done in each case requires first visit enough to assess all variables including the pros and cons time.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Jose Maria Palacin
Plastic surgery

Dr. Palacín is a prestigious specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has more than 30 years of experience in the profession and extensive training in various fields of specialty, having made stays at the Pitanguy Clinic in Rio de Janeiro, the Fox Hospital in Paris and the Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat de New York. In fact, the doctor is a reference in rhinoplasty nationally and internationally. Together with his team he has made around 9,000 interventions. Throughout his career he has combined his care work with teaching, being a resident MIR tutor in the Associated Teaching Unit for Aesthetic Surgery at Teknon Medical Center and a visiting professor at multiple congresses and speeches in the specialty. At the same time, it also develops an important disclosing task, giving symposiums of the specialty. He currently works at the Teknon Medical Center and is head of the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Unit of the Sant Esperit Hospital in Santa Coloma de Gramanet.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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