Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)- Mr Offer’s Stacked flap Mastopexy
A Breast uplift or Mastopexy aims to lift the breast volume higher on the chest without significantly reducing the size of the breasts.
There are no implants used in a mastopexy alone. The breasts are all breast, just reshaped and lifted.
I have spent many years working on techniques to do this whilst giving a very natural looking, lifted result. I published my technique in 2013 in the peer reviewed scientific journal Aesthetic Surgery. The data and technique were presented at the BAAPS conference in London prior to this.
I have recently returned after being invited to give a Guest lecture on my technique to the 50th Anniversary of the Indian society of Plastic surgeons (APSICON) in India in 2015. I was one of their International expert guests/faculty. I also taught on a Masterclass.
Below are a series of my cases illustrating different types of breasts being lifted/reshaped.
Please click on the photos to see different views.
Bilateral Mastopexy. Preop showing severe breast ptosis (sagging). Nipples 31cm and 29 cm respectively from the sternal notch and they now lie below the elbow crease .Postoperatively at 6 months. Scars have settled extremely well and the breasts have been lifted well above the elbows onto the chest. This patient was onw of the cases in my academic paper on the subject. The lift was maintained at three years.
Bilateral stacked flap Mastopexy. Again severe breast ptosis (sagging). Nipples 27cm from sternal notch. Again, this is all with the breast tissue, no implants have been used.
Bilateral stacked flap Mastopexy. Nipples 27cm from sternal notch.Initial result a few months after surgery.Scars still settling.
This lady had lost a lot of weight. She wanted lifted breasts, not reduced breasts. I have lifted the breasts and they now lie above the elbow position. Look carefully at the right breast, before, it was below the elbow.
Mastopexy with stacked flap technique. Press pictures for front view. As with all the cases on this page: No implants have been used. The results are just from redistributing the breast tissue.
This lady wanted lifted more pert breasts again and wanted to avoid breast implants. Again this is a stacked flap mastopexy.
Stacked flap mastopexy in a patient with pigmented skin. The scars have settled quite well. They have become a little pigmented especially on the vertical scar at the front of the breast.
This stacked flap mastopexy produced a significant lift and I acheived a much improved shape each side. The pictures are at 5 months and the scars are not white as yet. They usually go white by 6 to 12 months.
There is a limit to how much the breasts can be lifted on the chest wall. This is due partly to where the breast attaches to the ribcage. If the inframammary fold (the attachment of the breast to the chest underneath the breast) is very low, then the breasts cannot be lifted as high as one might like. Please see the case below that illustrates this. Any attempt to move the breasts higher than this, is likely to end up with the nipples too high on the breast, and a poor long term result. The patient was still delighted with the outcome. The breasts are a better shape and are now sat at the lower chest rather than on the tummy. In a bra, the breast look fine and the loose skin in the cleavage area has been corrected.