Breast Lift(Mastopexy)

If you have lost breast fullness, firmness and perkiness after childbearing and breastfeeding or just by getting a little older, you will probably benefit from a breast lift (mastopexy) in conjunction with an augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty). Since most women who have developed breast ptosis (sagging) want to restore some volume as well as that “push-up bra fullness” to the upper breast area, an implant is usually needed However, if you like your breast size and just want to be lifted, you may not need an implant.

Dr. Trott’s experience spans both reconstructive and cosmetic breast surgery, including the vertical or limited scar breast lift (mastopexy). Traditionally, breast lifts (mastopexy) and reductions (reduction mammaplasty) have been done with an anchor scar (around the nipple, vertically down the middle and across the inframammary crease). However, over the past decade, the development of the more modern “lollipop” lift (just around the nipple and up and down) has evolved. Dr. Trott’s training at the University of California, San Diego Medical Center included performing over one hundred of these lifts and reductions on both reconstructive and cosmetic patients. This training was done under the direction of Dr. Anne Wallace, who has been director of the Breast Center at UCSD since 1995.

Dr. Trott has taken her experience one step further and developed her own technique, “The Dermal Spanning Flap”, which she has incorporated into her vertical lift and reduction surgeries. She feels that this additional procedure improves contour of the lower rounded portion of the breast and helps to strengthen the lift like an internal bra. She has presented this original technique at the 2006 joint meeting of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Rocky Mountain Association of Plastic Surgeons meeting in Las Vegas.

If your breast sagging is minimal and your nipple is just a little too low, Dr. Trott can correct this with a lift that is hidden in the periareolar (border of the colored skin around the nipple) line only.

At your first consultation, you will be able to define your goals (one of which is probably to not have to wear that uncomfortable push-up bra all the time!), and Dr. Trott will present you with a customized approach to meet them. As you will see in the before and after photos, Dr. Trott makes a special effort to understand your specific vision and does everything possible to make it happen.

Your research of breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty) surgery may have left you even more confused, with all of the “buzz words” from the media, internet or doctor’s offices; “under the muscle”, “over the muscle”, “dual plane”, “high profile”, “low profile”, “capsular contracture” and of course “silicone vs. saline”. We hope that the following information will help give you some answers.

p-camera-iconView before-and-after photos of Dr. Trott’s patients who have undergone breast lift (mastopexy).

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