Breast lift cosmetic surgery (mastopexy) is a common, but complex breast enhancement procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts in helping restore firmness of your breasts, giving you a perky and full shape look. This will help the overall appearance of your breasts restoring a more youthful breast contour. A breast lift can be performed with or without the insertion of breast implants to increase breast size, depending on the patient and the look desired.
This procedure is done for a number of reasons:
- Loss of skin elasticity,
- Force of gravity
- Weight loss
- breasts that lack firmness
- breasts that are pendulous, but of satisfactory size
- nipples and areolas that point downward
Breast Lift Procedure
The breast lift surgical procedure will be performed under local anesthesia and or general anesthesia, where surgery is typically two (2) to three (3) hours, however might take longer in some instances if breast implants are inserted. The procedure is done near the nipple and the bottom of the breast in where excess skin is removed and the breast is repositioned to sit higher.
In certain cases, the breasts may have developed differently so that one breast is firm and well positioned while the other is not. There may be differences in the size of your breasts as well as their shape. For example breasts that are large and heavy can be lifted, but the results may not last as long as smaller breasts, resulting in a natural look.
During the consultation, our board certified doctors will also cover how your nipples and areolas will be re-positioned. We will carefully evaluate your size and shape of your breasts in ensuring we are keeping the look you desire in giving you a firmer look while sitting in a better position. You should bring up anything else about your breasts that you would like to see enhanced as this will help our surgeon understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved. If you plan to lose a significant amount of weight in the near future, please consult with us as we may advise that you stabilize your weight prior to surgery.