- Peripartum enlargement
- Postpartum involuntion
A true ptosis occurs when the nipple-areola complex descends to the level with or below
Mastopexy is a plastic surgery procedure used for raising sagging breast. It works by modifying and changing the contour, elevation and size of the breast. Some woman who desires restoration of her bust because of post-partum volume losses of milk-gland tissues and fat and or the occurrence of breast ptosis prefers to have mastopexy. But this surgical procedure has anaesthetic disadvantage which is the formation of surgical scar.
Thus, can microneedling or dermarolling therapy be used as treatment for mastopexy scars? Is microneedle safe for the breast implant? Will it be able to affect the implant underneath the breast? When is the best time to use microneedles after the surgery?
Dermarolling on Breast Lift Scars or Mastopexy Scars
Most plastic surgeons are unanimous in saying that microneedling treatment is effective in reducing scars. It may not totally remove the scars but it can definitely help lessen it. But
microneedling should not be considered earlier than 6 months after the mastopexy procedure.
Surgeon advices to seek consult with a certified plastic surgeon before doing any kind of
treatment procedure after the surgery.
Although, there are some plastic surgeons that are not against the use of microneedling treatment for mastopexy scars as long as; it is performed after one year of the surgical procedure. They believed that the skin needs at least a year to recover after the surgery. Microneedling can help in softening the mastopexy scars and help lighten the color.
Some plastic surgeons are also apprehensive in using dermarollers in a breast implant. They do not recommend it post-operatively because of the potential risk of skin infection after dermarolling. They worry that it may cause problems with the implant as it may get infected. Surgeons strongly advice not to do anything that may puncture the skin over the implant. A trivial skin infection may result to implant infection that will result to a cascade of operations such as removing the implant and then replacing it after few months.
breast. Living with a breast ptosis is a health burden. In fact, studies have shown that the health burden of breast ptosis is comparable with unilateral mastectomy, bilateral mastectomy, breast hypertrophy and cleft lip and palate.
- Protect your breast from too much sun
- Use sunblock regularly
- Keep your breast moisturized and well supported
During the year after mastopexy procedure, the scars will continue to lighten naturally and normalize in color, if it is well protected. Some plastic surgeon recommends microneedling and or laser treatment after one year of the surgical procedure. Microneedling can be a good option to soften the mastopexy scars and help fade the color.
It will also help if you can use platelet rich plasma or PRP together with microneedling to enhance the results of the mastopexy scars. PRP stimulates the release of growth factors which will help improve the appearance of the breast lift scars.
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