Augmentation Mastopexy

Department of Plastic Surgery, Georgetown University Medical Center, 1st Floor PHC Building, 3800 Reservoir Road NW, Washington, DC 20007, USA.
Clinics in plastic surgery (Impact Factor: 1.35). 02/2009; 36(1):105-15, vii; discussion 117. DOI: 10.1016/j.cps.2008.08.006
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ABSTRACT Primary augmentation/mastopexy is associated with a significantly higher complication rate than primary augmentation alone. Despite this, its popularity has steadily increased. This demand has led to the need for careful preoperative planning and surgical execution to minimize the most frequent complications. This article focuses on the authors' experience with the technical aspects of the procedure.

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    ABSTRACT: One-stage augmentation/mastopexy entails the challenge of augmenting breast volume with an implant while resecting excess skin. Although both augmenting and lifting the breast in a one-stage operation is gaining in popularity, its safety and its efficacy are still under debate and merit deeper evaluation. We retrospectively reviewed our experience over a 5-years period with patients who underwent augmentation mammoplasty/mastopexy with the specific objectives of documenting their outcomes and formulating algorithms for safe, simple, and effective operative strategies to manage such patients. Our surgical approach to augmentation/mastopexy breast ptosis was described step by step. Patient satisfaction with the results was also evaluated. One hundred seven patients underwent successful simultaneous augmentation/mastopexy surgery. Sixty-nine underwent primary breast surgery and 38 underwent secondary breast surgery. In 12 cases a periareolar mastopexy scar was used, while in 51 patients a vertical approach was preferred; in 11 and 33 patients a short "T" and an inverted "T" scar mastopexy was necessary, respectively. Few complications were observed, with a very low overall complication rate (14 %) and a reoperation rate of 12.1 % at 14.7 months. Patient satisfaction with the results of this procedure was extremely high. Simultaneous augmentation/mastopexy is an effective and versatile way to lift the NAC, tighten the breast skin, increase breast projection, and fill in the upper pole. Our technique of simultaneous breast mastopexy after augmentation through a lower periareolar approach showed excellent correction of pre-existing ptosis, making this method highly reliable because the intraoperative tailor-tacking was customized to the patient, implant size, and projection.
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 08/2014; 38(5). DOI:10.1007/s00266-014-0388-1 · 1.19 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: INTRODUÇÃO: Mastopexia periareolar crescente com aumento mamário é uma técnica bem descrita para correção de ptoses mamárias classificadas com graus I e II de Regnault. O objetivo deste estudo é discutir os resultados obtidos utilizando essa técnica, com posicionamento do centro de implantes redondos abaixo do mamilo. MÉTODO: Ptoses de grau I foram corrigidas, em pacientes selecionadas, utilizando uma combinação de mastopexia crescente periareolar com aumento mamário utilizando implantes de gel de silicone redondos de perfil alto. As pacientes responderam a um questionário, classificando os resultados obtidos com a mamoplastia como pobres, satisfatórios ou bons. RESULTADOS: Foram estudadas 128 pacientes, que receberam implantes de silicone com volume médio de 308 ml. Foram observadas taxas de reoperação e de complicação de 9,4% e 8,6%, respectivamente. Oitenta e uma (63,3%) pacientes responderam ao questionário, das quais 58% consideraram o resultado bom, 35,8% satisfatório e 6,2% pobre. CONCLUSÕES: Este estudo demonstrou que essa combinação de técnicas proporciona bons resultados, com baixo índice de complicações.
    12/2012; 27(4):584-587. DOI:10.1590/S1983-51752012000400019
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    ABSTRACT: A single-stage operation to correct ptotic and hypoplastic breasts would appear to be a very appealing option for both surgeons and patients. However, this procedure is the most often litigated in aesthetic surgery because of its frequent complications. Our goal in this article is to report our experience with a four-flap technique for implant coverage in maximum reduction mastopexy with prosthesis. From January 2011 to March 2013, a total of 41 patients with Regnault grade II or grade III ptosis with no hypertrophy underwent primary bilateral augmentation mastopexy. Our technique includes an inverted-T mastopexy and a thin, well-vascularized, inferior dermoglandular flap to cover the inferior pole of the implant. Retrospective data collection revealed a mean patient age of 37.5 years. Thirty-nine patients were treated with round cohesive silicone gel implants and two with anatomical cohesive gel implants. The mean implant volume was 280 cc and mean follow-up time was 14 months. The following complications were observed in declining frequency: four suture dehiscences, two hematomas, one capsular contracture, one implant malposition, and one poor scarring. A satisfaction questionnaire revealed very high satisfaction in 23 patients (56.09 %), high satisfaction in 12 (29.26 %), moderate satisfaction in four (9.75 %), and low satisfaction in two (4.87 %). Our results demonstrated a low complication rate (21.9 %) and low reoperation rate (12.1 %) with our technique and make us confident in recommending this technique for grade II and grade III ptosis. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors at
    Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 06/2014; 38(4). DOI:10.1007/s00266-014-0356-9 · 1.19 Impact Factor