Breast lift after weight loss surgery

Breast lift after weight loss surgery

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after

This 49 year old woman reached her plateau weight after losing 100 pounds following bariatric surgery.  She is an excellent example of an individual whose breast tissue had been largely replaced with fat and as such, after massive weight loss, there was not enough breast tissue remaining to rearrange into a new breast shape that appeared typical of what one might expect after a breast lift or mastopexy.

From an aesthetic standpoint, this woman informed me that she would be satisfied with any improvement in her breast shape.  Her primary goal, however, was to remove the extra skin that otherwise laid across her abdomen unless she wore an underwire bra.  Her skin had lost a great deal of its elasticity and was unlikely to tolerate insertion of an implant to replace lost volume without sagging or becoming ptotic in a relatively short period of time.  The use of commercially available skin substitutes, which would have allowed use of an implant, was not an option for her.

Her post surgical photographs show her result after I performed a breast lift or mastopexy using a short scar technique that leaves behind scars in the shape of a “lollipop.”