Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Over time, due to aging and gravity, breasts may droop or sag. A breast lift, otherwise known as a Mastopexy, is a surgery that aims to tighten the skin of the upper breasts, removing excess skin and fat, to give patients a more youthful look. The procedure provides patients with a perkier shape, but does not add volume to the breasts.
Breast Lift Options
During a breast lift, our surgeons aim to reverse the aging effects of sagging breasts, providing our patients more symmetrical, shapely breasts.
Breast lift candidates are women who have tubular breasts that have elongated with age. The procedure can also assist patients who have stretched nipples, or nipples that point downwards. The major goal of a mastopexy isn’t simply volume. It is to sculpt the breasts into the contours patients have always desired.
There are a variety of ways our surgeons approach a breast lift. This simply depends on the patient’s body type and desired aesthetic outcomes.
- The “donut” lift technique uses a unique incision pattern known as a “periareolar incision.” This means that the incision extends around the perimeter of the areola, and is usually done for women with mild sagging.
- The “crescent” lift technique uses a crescent-shaped incision around the upper half of the nipple where excess skin and fat is trimmed for a lifting effect. This is another great technique for women with minimal sagging.
- The “lollipop” technique is done using an incision encircling the areola with a vertical line going downward toward the breast crease. This is usually for women with more moderate to severe sagging who do not want implants.
- For severe cases of sagging, the “anchor” lift is a good option. It’s similar to the lollipop incision except there’s also an incision at the breast crease along with the circular and vertical incision.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
The procedure can:
Lift sagging drooping breasts
Reshape stretched nipples
Help a patient’s clothes fit better
Before & After
During your initial consultation, our surgeons will determine the best approach for your breast lift. They will use your preliminary exam, medical history, and your aesthetic goals as a guide to provide you with the most effective treatment possible. Additionally, this procedure can be combined with an augmentation if patients wish for increased volume and projection as well as lift.
Quality Patient Care
Our surgeons along with the supporting staff at the practice provides full support and care for patients right from their initial consultation stage through recovery.
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