For many women, saggy breasts are a concern. Breasts often lose their aesthetics, firmness and contour over time. Aging, gravity, weight loss, a heavy diet program, pregnancy and breastfeeding are effective in the formation of sagging breasts. Patients who are usually satisfied with their breast size but have sagging breasts may undergo a breast lifting (mastopexy) procedure for more aesthetic, full and tightened breasts.
There are several surgical procedures used to lift breast tissue. The choice is determined by the surgeon according to the needs of the patient and usually depends on the quality and volume of the breast tissue and skin. Sometimes the simple nipple or mammary gland removal procedure gives satisfactory results. When there is a visible atrophy of the breast adipose tissue, implant placement is recommended when the entire breast appears sagged and lifeless.
Mastopexy is recommended for any patient is bothered by the feeling that their breast has lost shape and volume.
Breast sagging or ptosis is part of the natural aging process, but several factors influence the degree to which breasts sag.
There are several types of ptosis, depending on the severity according to Regnault's classification published by Paula Regnault in 1976:
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