Breast ptosis is the medical term for drooping or sagging breasts. Breast ptosis is measured in stages from mild, to medium, to severe. Correction of breast ptosis requires a surgical procedure called mastopexy, or a breast lift, to remove excess skin, reshape breast tissue, and correct nipple size and location when needed.
Droopy, saggy breasts: What can I do?
Breast droop or sag are everyday terms to describe breasts that are too low or hang down. A grading system rates the severity of ptosis based upon the location of the nipple in relation to the inframammary fold (breast crease).
If the nipple is located above the fold, no ptosis is present. If it is at the level of the fold, mild ptosis exists. If the nipple is below the inframammary fold, moderate to severe droop or ptosis is present.
Why do my breasts droop?
Breast droop or ptosis may occur naturally due to:
- Weight changes
Saggy breasts after breast augmentation – what do I do?
There are a variety of ways that breast implants cause or contribute to breast droop. The most common reason is using breast implants that are too large or heavy for your skin to support. Appropriate implant selection can tricky. Numerous factors such as the patient’s age, skin elasticity, breast dimensions, previous surgery, and a host of others must be taken into consideration.
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Can droopy breasts after augmentation be fixed?
Correcting breast droop in patients who have had previous breast augmentation usually requires a combination of techniques. Much will depend on the severity of the breast droop and the amount of excess skin present. In some cases, breast implants are converted to a sub-pectoral position and may need an accompanying breast lift (mastopexy) to remove excess skin.
Many patients also require internal suturing techniques (capsuloraphy) to help hold up the breast implants and reconstruct the previous implant space or pocket. It may be necessary to move down in breast implant size in order to minimize the chance of once again developing droopy, saggy breasts.
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Our doctors’ techniques of in-office deflation prior to breast implant exchange has been a useful step in many of these complicated cases. In those patients who have capsular contracture or incomplete muscle release, surgically correcting these problems may allow the breast implants to move into proper position, correcting the droop, and resolving the problem.
Why choose CIARAVINO Total Beauty to fix saggy breasts?
Our doctors are widely recognized as being among the most accomplished breast surgeons in America, true leaders in their fields.
They are some of the most experienced breast surgeons on the planet, known for consistently creating beautiful results. They have performed over 10,000 breast augmentations and use advanced techniques that lead to a smoother recovery, and reduced risk of complications.
If you are ready to resolve saggy breasts, whether occurring naturally or due to breast augmentation, we offer a free initial consultation. Meet with us to discover a world-class, board-certified breast surgeons with outstanding skills and a reputations for excellence in this custom surgery.
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