Mastopexy (breast lift) and mastopexy in combination with breast augmentation are options for women who have lost that youthful breast position and fullness. Generally, women’s breasts can show loss of skin tone and elasticity, loss of volume and drooping. These can be caused by the natural aging process, heavy breasts pulled down by gravity, weight loss, pregnancy, and even nursing.
There are several different ways to perform these surgeries, but our general goal is to improve breast shape and position while minimizing visible surgery scars. The end result is a restored youthful bust.
Breast Lift Procedure
The procedure can take up to 2 hours and is done under general anesthesia. During the procedure excess skin is removed to create a tighter and more pleasing shape. The nipples are often moved higher up on the breast if they are too low. During a breast lift, sometimes the areola -the dark area around the nipple- may be reduced if necessary. Breast lifting alone does not change the actual volume of the breasts. You will learn more specifics about breast lift options during your consultation.