After weight loss, childbirth or as a natural consequence of aging, breasts may look deflated and sagging.
Patients may get a breast augmentation (with implants or with lipofilling) and a breast lift in the same procedure in order to restore volume and uplift their bust to get nice and firm breasts.
This information sheet is issued by Dr. Vincent Nguyen, board-certified plastic surgeon in Paris, familiar with the treatment of sagging and deflated breasts.
It provides all the information about the surgery, scars, recovery, before and after comparison photographs, Social Security coverage and the costs of deflated and sagging breast treatment.
What causes deflated and sagging breasts?
After childbirth, weight loss or as a natural consequence of aging, breasts may droop and lose volume.
The breasts look deflated, sagging, and are often marked by stretch marks.
What’s the goal of a deflated and sagging breast procedure?
Its goal is to uplift the breasts and to restore their volume.
What are the different options to address deflated and sagging breasts?
This breast surgery is a combination of breast ptosis treatment (mastopexy) and breast augmentation, generally with implants, but also sometimes with lipofilling.
It’s a combination of both treatments in terms of recovery and benefits.
During the first consultation, Dr Vincent Nguyen will help find the best treatment for you and will explain the benefits and disadvantages of each technique.
(see mastopexy and breast augmentation information sheet)
BEFORE A DEFLATED AND SAGGING BREAST PROCEDURE:
DEFLATED AND SAGGING BREASTS: THE PROCEDURE
AFTER THE PROCEDURE ON DEFLATED AND SAGGING BREASTS:
Where are the scars after a deflated and sagging breast surgery?
The scars depend on the seriousness of the ptosis. There may be 3 different types of scars depending on the clinical examination. (see pictures).
Can I breastfeed after breast lift and breast augmentation?
In most cases you can breastfeed. But after a severe breast ptosis treatment, the risk of not being able of breastfeeding is higher.
Are there areola and nipple sensitivity issues?
For about a year after the surgery, the lower part of the breast is hyposensitive or insensitive but sensations come back gradually.
As far as the areola is concerned, when severe ptosis is addressed, some patients may not regain sensation.
Is there a breast lift without scars?
There is no breast lift without scars when the sagging is severe.
Sometimes, increasing the volume of the breasts with implants or with fat may improve the sagging. The size of the scars will then be reduced.
May inverted nipple surgery be combined with another breast surgery?
Inverted nipple surgery may be combined with any other breast surgery whether it be esthetic breast surgery (breast augmentation with implants or lipofilling, breast reduction or breast lift with or without implants…) or breast reconstruction ( Breast malformation, tuberous breast, breast asymmetry, breast reconstruction after breast cancer, Poland syndrome…)