Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Before & After Photos

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Case Number: 17


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This 36 year old female came to our Lake Forest Plastic Surgery office concerned about her severe breast drooping and loss of superior pole volume/fullness following breast feeding of her two children.  She had started at a 36C/D cup, but currently was strugging to fit into a C cup, with excess skin spilling over.  This condition also inhibited exercise and was likely responsible for several visits to a chiropractor for her continued discomfort. 

She obviously wished to lift her breasts in general, but also retain a fair amount of her volume (as well as nipple sensation, which was somewhat diminished due to the extreme stretch effect on the breast due to pregnancy, aging and gravity).  I therefore recommended a mastopexy to elevate her nipples to the level of the inframmammry fold, reposition her breast volume in general and especially restore her fullness up top.  In doing this, I also planned a significant reduction in her skin envelope, which would require a more extensive anchor shaped or inverted-T incision. 

This was indeed performed under light general anesthesia (the patient also had BOTOX while asleep), and she recovered very quickly (photos are from 1 month post-op).  Approximately 112 of tissue was removed from the smaller left side, and 208 grams on the right.  She was amazed at the much improved shape and symmetry of her breasts, including the restoration of fullness superiorally.  Indeed, there is a significant “autoaugmentation” effect, without the long-term concerns that breast implants would have created.

If you are a woman who has experience relatively severe changes to the breasts due to pregnancy/breast-feeding, but either do not have enough volume to qualify for a breast reduction (or want to preserve your breast volume, achieving an augmented effect but without the risks of implants), please schedule your confidential consultation now by calling (847) 234-9464 to see if you are a candidate for mastopexy here in Chicago-area.

Patient Age: 36
Cup Size Before: D
Cup Size After: C
Tissue Removed Left: 208 grams
Tissue Removed Right: 112 grams

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