Implant Exchange and Donut Mastopexy*

Procedure Details

This 54 year-old fair skinned female came to Dr. Woodyard with 17 year-old silicone implants which had ruptured. She had developed breast ptosis which created a "double-bubble" effect with the breast tissue sagging off of her implants. A breast lift using just the areola and an implant exchange with capsulectomies was recommended. She proceeded with surgery as recommended and was thrilled with the outcome.

Mastopexy and Implant Exchange

Nipple malposition with breast implant exchange can sometimes be corrected with a donut mastopexy which limits the mastopexy scar to around the areola. This is done to elevate the nipple and can provide a small amount of tightening. It is a good procedure for mild to moderate ptosis, particularly when an increase in implant size has been chosen.


Northwest Hospital Center

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.