Weiss Pattern Mastopexy


This technique can also be used to remove excess skin or to tighten the surrounding tissue and reshape the breast, giving you a new more favorable breast contour. Sometimes the breast nipple areolar complex becomes thin and effaced and larger than it should be and a breast lift or mastopexy will help with this as well.

Oftentimes a woman’s breasts change over time. This can occur from numerous factors including gravity and aging weight fluctuations breast-feeding pregnancy and sometimes from congenital birth defects as well. Mastopexy is intended to help to correct some of these problems.

The Weiss pattern mastopexy is the most common mastopexy utilized in this country. It requires an anchor incision extends from around the nipple then straight on the breast and then a big smile that extends from the middle of the chest and breast to the lateral aspect of the chest and breast creating an anchor-like incision. This elevates the breast from the chest wall and reduces the breast mass over the breast weight. This brings the nipple areolar complex higher on the chest wall. There are many advantages to this mastopexy the most recognized advantage is that a large amount of breast tissue can be removed during this operation. The disadvantages of the operation are it gives a breast what appears to be boxy in its shape in nature. The breast does not project much with this technique. The breast as to be flattened and does not project into a cortical like shape. The breast tends to be less naturally curved around the base of the breast and looks more like a box and often cases. The other disadvantage to this operation is that the breast is surgically separate into multiple sections all of which have her own blood supply as a result there are difficulties with healing the skin and often portions of skin cancer LEFT off or turn black and require additional surgery. The nipple areolar complex also can lose blood supply and lose part or all of the nipple. Although this is safely done in most cases there are higher risks with this operation. Also, the breast once it is reduced with this extensive array of anchor incisions the operation cannot be performed again until many years in the future when the breast is healed and reestablishes blood supply. In other words, this mastopexy cannot be adjusted significantly for many years after the operation. Alternatively, the vertical mastopexy can be adjusted time and time again as necessary.

Please feel free to visit our page on vertical mastopexy to learn more on the procedure.

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