African-American Breast Augmentation Mastopexy
BREAST AUGMENTATION MASTOPEXY
This patient case example shows a patient with severe grade 3 skin laxity with loss of upper pole fullness of her breast. The patient desired full breast lift and reduction of the nipple areolar size. She underwent augmentation mammoplasty using high profile saline implants in the dual plane. The full mastopexy scar shows good healing around the nipple areolar complex vertically and along the inframammary folds. Notice the left nipple areolar complex was elevated approximately 1.2 cm higher because of increased skin laxity notable on that breast.
Patients with dark skin and increased melena certainly are an increased risk for hypo pigmentation, including African-American women. This is stressed to them in preoperative consultation. This patient is an excellent example of an augmentation mastopexy procedure that can be combined at the same time with excellent results. Furthermore, one-inch Steri-strips were used and two-week intervals for a total of six weeks to reduce spreading of the scars.