Age, pregnancy, nursing and weight loss can cause the reduction of breast volume, together with loss of skin tone and elasticity which induces the condition called mammary ptosis, that results into a modification of breast aspect, shape and position.
Evidence is given by the descending breast, the empty upper pole, and exceed of tissues in the lower pole with an overall migration of the nipple down side.
Mammary ptosis came with different degrees according to the distance between the areola complex and the submammary fold, and can be soft, moderate or hard. Patients affected by this situation can show discomfort from aesthetical point of view which may affect both social and sexual life.
When a woman willing to restore the normal shape of its breast without the use of autologous and silicon prosthesis, is highly recommended to proceed with the so called Own-Prosthesis technique.
This procedure make use of the whole glandular adipose tissue of the patient’s breast to create an actual autologous prosthesis to be fixed in the upper pole and upon the muscle area to give stability, volume and support. The result is natural and durable overtime and the décolleté appears younger, more tonic and feminine. In case the patient is looking for more volume, is possible to proceed with a technique which make use of the own-prosthesis in combination with patient’s fat to fill breast quadrants.
In all cases, the final result is completely natural obtained with the use of patient own tissue without the need of external prosthesis. The procedure is made under general anesthesia or local anesthesia plus sedation and last c.a. two hours. Recovery required between one and two days.