Augment Mastopexy

Women who have concerns about  their breast shape and their breast size may be candidates for Augment Mastopexy. This procedure combines a breast lift and an breast implant to achieve both a better breast position and larger breast size.

Why choose Augment Mastopexy?

When the breasts are both droopy and not full enough, an augment mastopexy may be the answer. This procedure corrects both the drooping, or ptosis, and the lack of sufficeint volume.

What is involved with Augment Mastopexy surgery?

This surgery incorporates two procedures done together, a breast augmentaion using an implant and a breast lift or mastopexy technique.

First the proper breast volume is determined by using an implant (saline or gel). This is similar to a breast enlarging augmentation mammaplasty.

 

Next the overlying breast tissue and loose skin are re-shaped to fit over the implant and create a new breast contour. This is the mastopexy or breast lift portion of the procedure.

 

The final result is a fuller breast size with a better breast shape and less drooping. The scar pattern usually resembles a "lollipop" pattern with a thin scar around the areola extending down to the breast crease.

Important facts about augment mastopexy.

The decision to have augmentation mastopexy surgery is extremely personal and you'll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.

Dr. Falcone and his staff will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and any risks or potential complications.

The risks include:

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation, which may be temporary or permanent
  • Anesthesia risks
  • Breast contour and shape irregularities
  • Skin discoloration, permanent pigmentation changes, swelling and bruising
  • Damage to deeper structures such as nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and lungs can occur and may be temporary or permanent
  • Allergies to tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Fatty tissue deep in the skin could die (fat necrosis)
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Excessive firmness of the breast
  • Potential partial or total loss of nipple and areola
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Blood clots
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Possibility of revisional surgery, especially because breast implants are not permanent and may require replacement

You should know that:

  • Breast augmentation mastopexy surgery can interfere with diagnostic procedures
  • Breast and nipple piercing can cause an infection
  • Breastaugmentation mastopexy surgery does not normally interfere with pregnancy, but if you are planning to have a baby, your breast skin may stretch and offset the results of augmentation mastopexy and you may have more difficulty breastfeeding after this operation

Where will my surgery be performed?

A breast augmentation mastopexy procedure may be performed in an ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. Dr. Falcone  and the assisting staff will fully attend to your comfort and safety during and after the surgery.

When you go home

If you experience shortness of breath, chest pains, or unusual heart beats, seek medical attention immediately. Should any of these complications occur, you may require hospitalization and additional treatment.

The practice of medicine and surgery is not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.

Be careful.

Following your physician's instructions is key to the success of your surgery. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Your doctor will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

Be sure to ask questions.

 It's very important to ask your plastic surgeon questions about your breast augmentation mastopexy  procedure. It's natural to feel some anxiety, whether it's excitement for your anticipated new look or a bit of preoperative stress. Don't be shy about discussing these feelings with Dr. Falcone.