Dr. Schnarrs Corner Mastopexy Breast Lift

Woman with breast ptosis have an excess of breast skin in comparison to the amount of underlying breast tissue. The skin is lax and does not support and shape the breast.

In this type of breast the nipple often falls below the inframammary fold or at very best is right at the fold line.

In this situation simply placing an implant behind the breast to try and lift it and increase the volume does not work well. Instead of getting a nice shape with the nipple in front of the widest part of the implant and above the fold, as in the pictures above……

We end up with the implant sitting behind the breast but with the nipple still too low. When seen from the side this looks just like a Snoopydog. This type of breast needs some type of skin tightening procedure (mastopexy), not a bigger implant.

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This patient’s breasts have lost their volume and the skin envelope is too big for the contained breast tissue. Therefore the breasts sag and the nipple has descended below the fold. This is called PTOSIS and requires both a skin tightening procedure (MASTOPEXY) as well as an Augmentation as was done here.

Examples of mastopexies with augments:

Age: 31
Wt: 98 lbs
Ht: 5’ 5’’
2 children breastfed both.
A cup with breast atrophy and ptosis. Nipple below fold. Wanted full C with restoration of upper pole fullness.
Textured anatomical 285 cc saline filled implant augmentation/mastopexy under pectoral muscle.

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Age: 34
Wt: 131 lbs
Ht: 5’ 4’’
3 children. No breastfeeding.
B cup with ptosis and no upper pole fullness unless wearing tight padded bra.
Wanted to be large C with upper pole fullness.
Smoothwalled 325 cc saline anatomical implant under muscle with mastopexy.

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Thank you for taking the time to look at these cases. I hope it has helped answer some of your questions and allayed your concerns. For more information please contact Dr.Schnarrs office at 757-274-4000 or Email at drschnarrs@thehaguecenter.com