The breast tissue of patients who have lost significant amounts of weight appears and behaves differently than the breast tissue of non-bariatric patients. Here are the 4 reasons why:
1) The breast often has significant and sometimes asymmetric breast volume loss, with a flat & deflated appearance.
2) The breast tissue suffers from a dramatic loss of skin elasticity & has a tremendous skin excess relative to breast tissue volume.
3) The nipple position is commonly too far medial (toward the midline of the chest).
4) The axillary fold (area of the chest wall below the armpit) is prominent & blurs the border between the breast and the chest wall.
Every patient’s breast anatomy differs, do there are many techniques that can be utilized when it comes to breast lifting.