Breast Lift / Mastopexy

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. This procedure can also be used in combination with breast implants to enhance shape and size. A breast lift can also be used to correct enlarged areola. The procedure will rejuvenate your figure and give you a more youthful profile.

Breasts lose their youthful shape and firmness over time. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

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 or smaller, you might want to consider either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.

Your Breast Lift Consultation

During your initial consultation, you will meet with the plastic surgeon and staff. Your previous surgeries, medical history, medications you are presently taking, and your overall physical and emotional health will be reviewed. Your skin quality will also be evaluated. Photographs may be taken for your medical record. Your surgeon will determine which procedure will most benefit you and whether or not additional procedures will be necessary for you to achieve your desired results. Recovery time, risks and limitations associated with surgery will be also be discussed. The doctor’s patient coordinator will review surgical costs and scheduling with you.

About Breast Lift Surgery

You will require anesthesia. The choice of medications that are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedures will be advised by your doctor. The choices include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. The technique used will depend on the surgeon’s preference and what you will most benefit you.The placement of your incisions will depend on the technique required for you. The doctor will usually suggest a procedure that will leave you with the least amount of scarring possible.