Breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is surgery that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Enhancing your appearance with a breast lift A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from: Pregnancy Breastfeeding Weight fluctuations Aging Gravity Heredity Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.
What breast lifts don’t do Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and breast reduction surgery.
Is it right for me? Breast lift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
A breast lift is a good option for you if: You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight You do not smoke You have realistic expectations You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease Your nipples and areolas point downward You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas One breast is lower than the other
As women age, their breasts can lose shape and begin sag. Pregnancy-nursing, weight gain, the natural aging process, genetics, and gravity can all take their toll on women’s bust line. Mastopexy or breast lift surgery has become a popular option for women who want to restore youthful shape and position to their breast. A breast lift, after done in conjunction with a breast augmentation, can eliminate this inevitable sagging. If the nipple-areola complex has become enlarged, it can be restored to a smaller size at a preferred height on the breast.
Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery
A woman whose breast have lost volume and drop due to age, pregnancy, breast –feeding, weight fluctuations or other reasons are good candidates for mastopexy surgery. to ensure long –lasting results, it is recommended that women interested in breast lift surgery, wait until they are finished bearing children to undergo the procedure, because the result may be affected by later pregnancy, and the surgery may hamper one ability to breastfeed.
Surgery & Recovering
During a breast lift, excess skin and tissue are removed and the breast is lifted, tightened and reshaped. Once the excess skin and tissue have removed the nipple and areola and moved into a higher position to provide a natural look.
A mastopexy is done under general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours. Incisions extend around the areola and as a vertical line down the lower pole of the breast and often horizontally along the bottom of the breast.
Although breast lift alone will cause breasts to look fuller, for some patients we choose to have breast implants inserted at the same time as their breast lift surgery to create a more curvaceous appearance.
After breast lift surgery, patients are fitted with a surgical bra and instructed to rest for a few days. Strenuous upper body activity may be limited for the first month and after times a supportive bra is worn around the clock for the first several weeks. risks of breast lift include bruising, swelling scarring, and loss of feelings in the nipples, however, the risks are rare and breast lift is considered to be a highly safe and effective procedure to restore your breasts to their youthful shape.