Breast Lift

Pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations and aging all contribute to breasts losing their shape and firmness. Breast lift (mastopexy), raises and reshapes sagging breasts enhancing body contour and self-confidence. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).

If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast augmentation, combined with a lift can improve the shape and size.

The most common procedure involves an anchor shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.

While excess skin is being removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. Incisions are usually located around the areola in a vertical line extending down from the nipple area and along the lower crease of the breast. Women with smaller breasts and minimal sagging may be candidates for less extensive incisions, such as circu areolar mastopexy. This involves circular incisions around the areola only.

After Breast Lift Surgery

The sensation in the nipples is temporarily reduced or enhanced while the scars heal, and a few patients have a permanent change in the sensitivity of the nipple. Proper support of the breast is important after your breast lift surgery to reduce scarring, swelling and breast discomfort.
Gravity, pregnancy, aging and weight fluctuations will affect firmness and sagging. Women who have implants and a breast lift may experience longer lasting results. A breast lift does not affect breast feeding, but pregnancy and nursing are likely to stretch your breasts and offset the results of an uplift.