BACKGROUND: The combination of crescent periareolar mastopexy with breast augmentation is a well-described technique for the cosmetic improvement of breast ptosis classified as grades I and II, according to the Regnault grade scale. The aim of this study is to discuss the results obtained by the authors using a combination technique where the center of the round implants was positioned below the nipple projection.
METHODS: Grade I ptosis was corrected in certain patients by a combination of crescent periareolar mastopexy with breast augmentation using round-shaped, high-profile silicone gel implants. Each patient completed a questionnaire and rated the results obtained as poor, satisfactory, or good.
RESULTS: Were studied 128 patients who received silicone implants (average volume, 308 mL). The observed reoperations and complications rates were 9.4% and 8.6%, respectively. Eighty one (63.3%) patients responded to the questionnaire, and 58% considered the result good, 35.8% considered it satisfactory, and 6.2% considered it poor.
CONCLUSIONS: This study showed that this combination of techniques yields good results and low complication rates.
Keywords: Mammaplasty. Breast implants. Breast implantation. Silicone gels.