Breast lift after weight loss surgery

Breast lift after weight loss surgery

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This 37 year old woman reached her plateau weight after losing 91 pounds following bariatric surgery.  She had a breast lift or mastopexy using a technique which leaves behind scars in the shape of an “anchor.”

A breast lift or mastopexy is an operation which rearranges breast tissue so that the new breast shape is typically shorter and rounder.  Unfortunately, patients who have lost a large amount of weight often do not have enough breast tissue remaining to rearrange into a naturally appearing breast.  This woman was fortunate to have enough breast tissue after a 90 pound weight loss to achieve the breast shape that is visible in her post surgery photographs.

While an implant can provide the volume that is lacking after massive weight loss, the weight of the implant can also be very taxing on compromised skin, such as that which is typical after massive weight loss.  Commercially available skin substitutes can provide the strength needed for successful use of implants in such cases.