Benelli Concentric Mastopexy

  • Frank Schneider-Affeld

Breast ptosis cannot be prevented. Depending on tissue qual ity, pregnancies, weight, fluctuations in weight and other strains, an organ that ideally points forward will, as it becomes less firm, bow to gravity and sag downward. Lifestyle and the media have both played a role in propagating an ideal that is seen in women aged about 20, provided the aforementioned factors are not experienced. The aim of corrective surgery is to recreate the ideal (Fig. 12.1) and lift the nipple areolar complex (NAC), as well as achieve long-term stability. Ideally, such an intervention should not be visible to others, that is, there should be no conspicuous scarring.


Nipple Areolar Complex Nonabsorbable Suture Pole Fullness Skin Quality Scar Widening 
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