There are great benefits to the breast lift procedure. As time passes, pregnancy, nursing, excessive weight loss, and gravity have adverse effects on a woman’s breasts, causing them to lose their elasticity, firmness, and shape. This creates a sagging appearance.
The best candidates for a breast lift (mastopexy) are healthy women who are realistic about the result they would like to achieve and accepting of necessary scars. The breast lift can enhance your appearance and self-confidence.
The best results are achieved on women with small, sagging breasts due to loss of skin elasticity secondary to pregnancy, nursing, or weight loss. Those women who plan to have more children may want to postpone the surgery, as the process of pregnancy and breast feeding may change the final result of the surgery.
The procedure is done as an outpatient, and recovery time is the same, or less than that for a breast reduction procedure.
A breast lift is a procedure that corrects this condition using a combination of removing excess breast skin, shaping the breast tissue, and tightening the skin.
A breast lift can also be combined with breast implants to restore the breasts to a more desirable shape, and size. Those with smaller breasts will benefit with the addition of a breast implant to add volume, while at the same time minimizing the scarring.
For those with adequate amount of breast tissue a variety of techniques and options are available to emphasize shape, size, and acceptable scarring.