Mastopexy Photos


Typically in Dr. Chun’s practice, Mastopexy is often performed in conjunction with the implant removal surgery. Implant removal not only reduces the breast size but also leaves a significant amount of loose skin in most patients. Mastopexy “tightens the skin and soft tissue envelope and reduces/repositions areola(nipple is never detached). The anchor scar, consisting of circular scar around the areola and vertical and horizontal scars is typically used. In certain specific patients with tight, elastic skin combined with small implants may achieve a similar result with around the areola scar only.
How is a Mastopexy Performed?
 Procedure photos


Mastopexy is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The location of the incision is around the nipple-areolar complex and may include additional areas depending on the chosen surgical method that is best for you. In general, greater the degree of sagging will require greater scar length. The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped into a more pleasing contour. 
F.A.Q. about a Mastopexy :

Who is a good candidate for a mastopexy?
Candidates for a breast lift are healthy women who are bothered by sagging breasts due to aging, gravity, pregnancy,  and looseness created by the implant removal surgery. Since the procedure remodels sagging breasts with thin loose skin, there are limitations to the cosmetic result. As such, patients should have a realistic expectation.
What are the risks of having a mastopexy?
Any surgical procedure comes with inherent risks, such as anesthetic complication, infection, bleeding, tissue necrosis, numbness and poor scarring. These and other complications are usually rare. Many women undergo mastopexy successfully every year and are very satisfied with the outcome. Dr. Chun will discuss the risks with you thoroughly during your consultation.
How long is the recovery period?
The length of time it takes to recuperate after a mastopexy varies depending on the exact procedure performed and the patient. Most patients require some assistance the day of the procedure. The day after the procedure, patients can resume light activity. It usually takes 4-6 weeks to resume strenuous activity such as exercising or strenuous activities.