A breast lift, or “mastopexy,” can provide a more attractive appearance to the breasts by reshaping and repositioning them higher on the chest. The size and position of the areolas can also be improved with this procedure.
Breast lift or Mastopexy
Many women are comfortable with the size of their breasts, but are unhappy with sagging or pendulous breasts. For these women, breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, will raise and reshape the breasts. Many women seek mastopexy because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. If considering future pregnancies, it is best to postpone a breast lift.
The breast lift procedure is intended to give you an elevated, more youthful breast contour, as well as nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size at the correct height. Breast lift surgery can rejuvenate, firm up, and shape up older appearing breasts. It can also reduce the size of an enlarged, stretched areola (the dark pink skin around the nipple). The incisions are around the areola and, when necessary, along the natural contours of the breast. Once the excess skin is removed, the nipple, areola, and breast tissue are lifted up to a more youthful, natural position and the remaining skin aligned to reshape the breast.
I want a natural look of my breasts
The breast lift procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The design of the incisions varies but usually include incisions around the nipple-areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position. The insertion of breast implants may or may not be advisable.