Extended cres cent mastopexy with augmentation
- K Denkler, Y Hvistendahl
- Aesthetic Plast Surg 2006;30(3):269–274,
Mastopexy associated with augmentation for small vol ume and mild ptotic breasts has historically challenged plastic surgeons’ creativity. The perfect balance between breast volume, scar, shape, and longlasting results has been the main focus of the work of many authors. Circumareolar, periareolar, and donut mastopexy are different names for a common approach to patients with a ptotic breast. The technique, introduced in the mid1970s, is based on resecting skin from the entire periphery of the areola as a way to lift the breast [1–7]. The crescent mastopexy was later conceived as a modifi cation of this approach in which the skin resection (in a crescent shape) is restricted to the segment adjacent to the upper half of the areola [8–11]. Although limited in its indications, this technique is an important surgical strategy for patients with borderline ptotic breasts.