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.
Mastoptosis can progress at any age, which is associated with the lifestyle, body characteristics, and improper breast care.
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.
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.
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.
If you want to eliminate ptosis completely, it is worth tap into plastic surgery.
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.
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.
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.