BREAST LIFT SURGERY
Many factors can take their toll on a woman’s breasts – pregnancy, breast feeding, gravity, and aging. Breasts can lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag as the skin loses its elasticity and connective tissue loses its strength.
What is a breast lift?
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed on an outpatient basis. This procedure elevates and reshapes sagging breasts, providing breast lift patients with a more youthful and less matronly look. The procedure is often performed as part of a breast augmentation to create a lifted and fuller breast with more cleavage.
Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?*
The best candidates for a breast lift are healthy women who have realistic expectations about the results this surgery can accomplish. The best results are usually achieved in women who are happy with the size of the breast but not the position of their breasts.
Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results of breast lift may not last as long when performed on large, heavy breasts. Large, heavy breasts may benefit more from another procedure called breast reduction, which reduces the size of breasts while elevating their position.
If you’re planning on having more children and/or breast feeding, we suggest you wait to undergo a breast lift. Pregnancy coupled with breastfeeding often causes breast tissue to stretch, counteracting the results achieved through breast lift.