Recovery: 1-2 weeks
What is a Breast Lift?
Normal aging, pregnancy, breast feeding and weight fluctuations can result in breasts that droop. This can be due to loss of volume and stretching of the skin envelope of the breast. Tightening the breast skin and repositioning the glandular tissues will give the breast a more youthful, pleasing shape.
A mastopexy or breast lift is a surgical procedure done to lift and reshape the breasts. It involves tightening the breast skin and reshaping the breast tissue. The result is a lifted, more youthful appearing breast. The breast lift will not change the size of the breasts, but will enhance their position, shifting volume upwards to create a fuller appearance.
What can a breast lift do for me?
- I have excess tissue causing my breasts to sag
- My nipples are low or point downwards
Candidates for a Breast Lift
The ideal candidates for the breast lift are those who are near their ideal body weight and have finished having kids and breastfeeding. It is still possible to have a breast lift if you are not done having children, however, it must be understood that the breasts will go through additional cycles of changes with pregnancy. You may require a second operation when you’re done having kids to regain their ideal appearance. The best candidates for breast lift are happy with the size of their breasts when they’re lifted in a brassiere. If you feel like your breasts are too large a breast reduction is needed. If you feel like your breasts are too small when they lifted in a brassiere then an implant is needed in addition to a lift.