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Breast Surgery
many importance point for body volume and line

Breast lift

Making beautiful and firm breasts by lifting.
There is statistic shows case of breast lift is increased 400% from 1997 to 2008.
It is 8th most frequently performed operation. Saggy breasts caused by aging, gravity,
weight gain and loss, pregnancy and breast feeding. Goal of operation is maximize
correction of ptosis and minimize scar and slow the recurrence of ptosis over time
Character of Breast ptosis
Saggy breast need to be lifted but at the same breast augmentation need to be
done if breast lost volume. It can also minimize skin dissection.
If only breast upper pole is depressed it can be corrected with breast
augmentation. ( Photo A, Photo B )
Classification of breast ptosis
A : Normal
B : Grade 1 ( mild ptosis )
C : Grade 2 ( Moderate ptosis )
D : Grade 3 ( Severe ptosis )
E : Glandular Ptosis

Classification of breast ptosis

Breast examination
Size, volume, skin elasticity, position of areola, size of areola, degree of ptosis, symmetry, expectation of patient, expectation regarding shape and surgical scar need to be considered with examination and consultation
Surgical method
If nipples positioned 1~2cm below inframammary fold, operation is necessary.
In grade 1, nipple need to be lifted 2cm, grade 2 is 3~4 cm, grade 3 is more than 4cm.
01.Breast lift : Surgical method is similar with breast reduction.
02.Breast lift with augmention (implants)
03.Breast augmentation only
Complication
01.Scar
02.Hematoma or Seroma
03.Infection
04.Asymmmetry
05.Necrosis of the nipple or areola
06.Hypesthesia
07.Ptosis recurrent

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