A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. The increases in popularity in breast lift procedures has greatly increased since the early 2000s.
Breast lifts can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. The areola can also become enlarged over time, something a breast lift can alter as well. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
- Weight loss or gain
During a mastopexy or breast lift procedure one of our trained plastic surgeons uplifts the breast and removes excess skin. Once the breast is lifted, the surgeon skillfully places the remaining skin into its proper position. At the end of the procedure, breasts are firmer, more voluptuous and more alluring. Our plastic surgery specialist also ensures that the nipples are adjusted to look visually appealing, ensuring a perky, youthful appearance.
On occasion, a breast “lift” may simply be a breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, which only involves adding more volume. When an actual repositioning of the breasts is required, a proper breast lift will enhance the shape and pertness.