Autoaugmentation of the breast can be achieved following implant removal when mastopexy is planned without insertion of a new implant. This procedure corrects ptosis and increases the projection and apparent volume of the breast. The advantages of the technique are that it both minimizes the skin scar and optimizes the shape following upper-pole fullness and suture fixation of the pillars of the breast parenchyma. In addition, autoaugmentation mammaplasty is a good technique for patients desiring only an uplift following breast implant removal.
Johannes Franz Ho¨nig, Hans Peter Frey, Frank Michael Hasse, Jens Hasselberg (full article, pdf)