Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
If you notice a gradual loss of firmness in your breasts and/or they have started to sag, a breast lift (mastopexy) might be a great option to improve the appearance of your breasts. Most women noticed these changes after pregnancy and breast-feeding as well as with increasing age.
About the procedure:
The breast lift procedure is done under general anesthesia. It involves removing excess skin, lifting the breast tissue and repositioning the remaining skin around the breast tissue to give a tighter, youthful and uplifted appearance to the breast.
There are several different incision options for the breast lift procedure. One incision is around areola, which is the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple. This is a great option because the incision is hidden at the junction between the pigmented skin of the areola and lighter skin of the breast. For those who require a more significant breast lift, there is a second option that includes an incision around the areola that extends vertically down to the breast crease. This results in a single vertical scar on each breast. The vertical incision typically involves repositioning and resizing of the areola and nipple.
Breast Lift with Implant
For some women, in addition to noticing that their breasts have begun to sag, they also experience a loss in breast volume. A great option is to combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation procedure. In these cases, an implant is placed underneath the muscle, while the breast tissue is lifted and excess skin is removed all in the same procedure to get a naturally enhanced appearance of the breasts.
View our online before and after photo gallery of patients who have undergone breast lift alone and those who have had a breast lift with implants.