Breast lift, or “mastopexy,” is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to lift and reshape a woman’s breast contour. Mastopexy is an effective procedure that will help return a woman’s breasts to a more youthful position. There are a variety of factors that can take a toll on a woman’s breasts, causing them to sag, droop (“ptosis”), and lose elasticity, including:
- Weight fluctuations
The lifting procedure will help to reverse these changes and provide an overall more youthful look.
During a consultation with your surgeon, you will learn about the various methods that can surgically lift the breast. There are different patterns of incisions used, each of which is designed for different degrees of drooping. Sometimes, breast augmentation with an implant is performed in combination with breast lift surgery for optimal results. The goals of a breast lift include lifting the nipple and areola, as well as resection of excess skin. Implants can add additional fullness to the upper portions of the breast if this is desired.
Breast lift surgery offers women a dramatic, long-lasting improvement; and unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight, the new breast shape should remain intact. A full consultation is required to discuss all these issues with you as they pertain to your specific situation, as well as develop an individualized plan tailored to your particular goals.