Breast lift, or Mastopexy, is designed to recreate the appearance of firm and more youthful breasts. Whether from childbirth and breastfeeding, changes in weight, gravity, or the natural aging process, a woman’s breasts will change over time. These factors can result in sagging breasts losing their elasticity and firmness, a condition also known as ptosis. Depending on the specific problems to be addressed, a breast lift procedure may consist of one or multiple discrete procedures:
- Tighten skin to eliminate the sagging effect
- Reduce the size of the areola to keep them in proportion to the newly shaped breasts
- Move the nipple higher up on the breast so it is approximately even with the lower crease of the breast.
In some cases, when there has been significant loss of breast tissue, a breast augmentation can be performed in conjunction with the breast lift.
A breast lift won’t significantly change the size of your breasts. However, a breast lift can be done in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction.