Mastopexy or Breast Lift - Dr. Shady Hayek

Mastopexy or Breast Lift

Commonly referred to as a breast lift, mastopexy surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

If the breasts are droopy and small at the same time, a mastopexy-augmentation can be performed by inserting an implant at the same time of the lift resulting in a larger younger looking breast.

Several techniques have been described and used throughout history that differ not only in scars but also in the rate of complications and in the preservation of the nipple-areola vascularity and sensation. Dr. Hayek has been instrumental together with his mentors to modify and add to existing techniques and presented his modifications and results in national and international scientific meetings.

[Atiyeh, B.S., Rubeiz, M.T., Hayek, S.N. Refinements of Vertical Scar Mammaplasty: Circumvertical Skin Excision Design With Limited Inferior Pole Subdermal Undermining and Liposculpture of the inframammary Crease. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 29(6):1-14, 2005].

[Atiyeh, B.S., Rubeiz, M.T., Hayek, S.N. Short Scar Vertical Mammaplasty Marking Using the Wise Pattern. Aesthetic Plast Surg. 30(5):626-8, Sep-Oct 2006].

[Atiyeh, B.S., Sfier P., Hayek, S.N. Mammary Myocutaneous-Glandular Flap for Reconstruction of Oncologic Anterior Midline Chest Wall Defects. Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery. 2009, 43(4): 225-9]

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