Evading a surgical pitfall: mastopexy--augmentation made simple

Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2011 Dec;35(6):1073-8. doi: 10.1007/s00266-011-9736-6. Epub 2011 May 11.


Many women have a dwindled ptotic breast. The surgical solution for these two concurring problems has two separate procedures: augmentation and mastopexy. Combining these two procedure into one surgery is considered unpredictable and avoided by many physicians. This study presents a revised mastopexy-augmentation technique found to be safer and more simple, enabling these two procedures to be performed together. A retrospective review of 60 patients who underwent surgery by a single surgeon is presented. The presented method has yielded a relatively low reoperation rate of 10% and a high satisfaction rate.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Algorithms
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Mammaplasty / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Young Adult