Classifying the 5 Degrees of Breast Ptosis

breast lift dallas Plastic surgery is part science, part art. And when it comes to determining how to address a Dallas woman’s breast sagging (or breast ptosis) to come up with the best possible surgical treatment plan for a breast lift surgery, there’s a lot of science involved. As you’ll soon learn, the techniques and procedures Dr. Hopkins will suggest for your breast lift aren’t subjective; they’re based on an industry-recognized classification.

Determining Your Degree of Breast Sagging

When Dr. Hopkins meets with you for a breast lift surgery, he examines your breasts to determine how much ptosis you have. There are 5 degrees of breast sagging that plastic surgeons recognize and base procedures on:

  • Grade 1 (or mild ptosis): This degree of breast sagging occurs when a Dallas woman has breasts that only mildly sag over the inframammary If you have mild ptosis, a general breast lift is likely all that you’ll need to correct your sagging.
  • Grade 2 (or mild to moderate ptosis): With this degree of breast sagging, your breasts are already sagging enough that your breast’s nipple is already 1 to 3 cm below your breast crease. This situation can likely also be resolved with just a breast lift for most Dallas women.
  • Grade 3 (or severe ptosis): If your nipple and areola is more than 3 cm below your breast crease, then you have severe breast ptosis. In this case, a simple breast lift may not be enough to give you the results you desire. You may also need a breast augmentation with silicone or saline breast implants to give you your desired outcome.
  • Pseudo-ptosis: Sometimes, Dallas women have breasts that appear to be sagging, but their nipple isn’t below their breast crease at all. This is called pseudo-ptosis and is usually resolved with surgery. The reason for this condition is often that you have a large, flattened breast lobe – not drooping of the nipple.
  • Ptosis, with asymmetry: This is a different type of ptosis, often resolved with a breast lift surgery. In this case, you have breasts that sit low on your breast wall, but the breasts are of unequal size or one nipple has more ptosis than the other nipple.

Ptosis, Summed Up

As you can see, saying “I don’t like the way my breasts sag,” triggers a whole lot of scientific thoughts in the mind of a plastic surgeon like Dr. Hopkins. There are varying degrees of breast sagging, and each specific case may require one or two surgeries to provide a patient with her desired outcomes. The important thing is if you’re looking to reposition your breasts to a more youthful and natural position, that you are working with a plastic surgeon who takes the time to classify your degree of breast ptosis so he or she can come up with a personalized treatment plan just for you.

Dr. Hopkins is the Plastic Surgeon for the Job

For Dallas women, it’s hard to find anyone better to trust other than Dr. Hopkins to assist you with lifting your sagging breasts. That’s because Dr. Hopkins has a stellar record. He’s triple board certified, has over 18 years of experience, and have performed over 5,000 procedures over the course of his career in plastic surgery. How can you beat that?

It’s easy to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Hopkins. Just call his office today at (972) 298-6641.

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