Augmentation-Mastopexy after Massive Weight Loss

Ilya V. Sergeev, PhD¹; Edward V. Shihirman, PhD¹; Tagir R. Fayzullin, PhD¹,²*

¹The clinic of plastic surgery "Dr.Plastic"; ²The M. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research Clinical Institute (MONIKI) ; Moscow, Russia

*Corresponding author: Tagir R. Fayzullin, PhD, Associate Professor of the Oncology and Thoracic Surgery Department of the MONIKI; Moscow, Russia. E-mail:

Published: March 16, 2016.DOI: 10.21103/Article6(1)_OA9


This paper presents an assessment of the results of mastopexy surgery carried out by using the technique of autologous breast enlargement axillary lateral flap, which the authors developed for patients who have suffered a decline in breast volume, as a result of massive weight loss after bariatric surgery. The mastopexy was carried out by the improved method with preliminary Doppler ultrasound of the perforating branches of intercostal arteries in women after a significant reduction in body weight. This method provides a good aesthetic result with the correct position of the nipple and a satisfactory volume of the breast and with a simultaneous removal of excessive skin flaps and excess fat in the anterolateral area of the chest. 

mammary glands; augmentation-mastopexy; weight loss; bariatric surgery.
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