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Mastoptosis: ways to restore the natural form

Mastoptosis: ways to restore the natural form photo 1 Mastoptosis means a descent of breast tissue. This process is inevitable and can arise with age, during pregnancy, sports and other factors. Modern methods allow complete elimination of ptosis with the help of various techniques.

Causes and degrees of breasts sagging

Mastoptosis can progress at any age, which is associated with the lifestyle, body characteristics, and improper breast care.

Causes of mastoptosis:

  • age changes. Over time, the breast tissues stretch out by their own weight, the muscles of the breast lose their tone, the volume of the glandular tissue decreases. As a result, the mammary glands settle down and lose their elasticity;
  • pregnancy and lactation period. During pregnancy, the mammary glands increase significantly in size due to hormonal changes and weight gain. In case of increase of glandular tissues and fatty layer, muscles and skin are stretched out. At the end of the lactation period, when the weight and the endocrine profile balance back, the size returns to the original one, and the muscles and skin cannot regain their tone by themselves, as a result mastoptosis progresses and correction is required;
  • big size. If by nature or as a result of plastic surgery the breast is too large, which does not correspond to the woman's complexion, this can lead to early ptosis;
  • weight break. In case of fast weight gain of the body, this area of the body also increases, which is accompanied by tissues stretching. When losing weight, tissues do not restore their original form;
  • rachiocampsis. In case of kyphosis or lordosis, when the chest becomes hollow, descent of the tissues of its forepart is possible.

Degree of mastoptosis

When determining the degree of mastoptosis, the doctor’s opinion is based on the submammary area - the crease under the breast and the location of the nipple.

  1. degree - the nipple reaches the submammary area or descents 1 cm below its level;
  2. degree - descent of the nipple to a level of 1-3 cm;
  3. degree - displacement by more than 3 cm. In case of such a degree, the nipple-areola zone is directed downward;
  4. pseudoptosis - descent below the submammary area while maintaining the normal location of the nipple.

You can determine the approximate degree of mastoptosis on your own at home. To do this, stand upright, put your hand under your chest and check how many fingers it covers. If up to 2 fingers, it means the first degree, 2-4 fingers - the second degree, the entire palm - the third degree.

Conservative methods of mastoptosis treatment

Mastoptosis: ways to restore the natural form photo 2 With non-surgical methods of treatment, ptosis can be delayed or its rate of progress can be reduced. But in case of II-III stage, these methods will be ineffective and will not bring any cosmetic effect.

  • Hydrotherapeutic procedure. Home available method. You can use a contrast shower or hydromassage.
  • Cosmetic product. These can be creams, masks and lotions based on collagen, elastin, hyaluronic acid, wheat germ, phytoestrogens, alginate masks, laminaria-based products.
  • Massage. It is aimed at stimulation of metabolic processes and tissue regeneration. It is important to follow the technique of performing a massage procedure, so it is better to consult a specialist.

If you want to eliminate ptosis completely, it is worth tap into plastic surgery.

Surgical methods of treatment and their advantages

Plastic repair can effectively eliminate any stage of ptosis and return the breast to its correct form. If the patient wishes, this plastic surgery can be combined with an increase of mammary glands. Mastopexy can be carried out upon different directions depending on the degree of sagging.

  • Areolar mastopexy

    Plastic repair is carried out for the treatment of the disorder of the I and early II stage. A cut is made in the form of a crescent on the upper part of the areola or along its entire circumference. Excess tissues are excised, the nipple area is tightened, after which a cosmetic suture is applied. Areolar mastopexy is worthy of note because it does not leave prominent scars, it can be combined with a plastic surgery aimed at size increase and has a minimal risk of complications. This kind of mastopexy gives a good result, but the negative sides of this type of plastic repair include a longer scar from the vertical section.

  • Anchorage mastopexy.

    This plastic surgery is used in case of a significant sagging. The surgeon cuts the tissue in the submammary area and perpendicular to it from the nipple. This allows to remove the maximum possible part of the tissue and make a lift of the nipple-areola zone. As a result of anchorage mastopexy, the mammary glands take on the correct form, at the will of the patient implants can be placed.

Plastic surgery for breast lift has several advantages. First of all, because there are no analogues with a similar degree of efficiency. With the help of mastopexy, you can correct the form of the mammary glands, even if by nature it was not ideal for you, change the size and location of the nipple-areolar zone, if desired, increase the mammary glands. In comparison with conservative methods of correction, mastopexy is more traumatic, it is possible to reduce the sensibility of the nipples for several months; care for the operated area will be required. But in the future you can enjoy the perfect form of your breast and, with proper care, not be afraid of repeated changes for at least 10 years.