Most women experience gradual sagging of the breasts with time. While this varies from one individual to another, factors such as pregnancies, weight fluctuations, and breast size also influence this process.
The procedure commonly known as BREAST LIFT or NIPPLE LIFT, and medically termed MASTOPEXY, is an operation intended to correct sagging of the breasts and render them firmer with an aesthetically pleasing shape.
This operation in most instances is similar to the breast reduction procedure, the only difference being that in a mastopexy only skin is removed, while in breast reduction skin, fat, and breast tissue are removed. Often times a mastopexy will result in smaller breasts and if the patient wants to remain the same size or larger, breast implants would have to be used either at the same time or at a later date.
There are several different types of breast lift, i.e. peri-areolar (donut), vertical (lollypop), and full (anchor) mastopexy. Sometimes the breast lift procedure has to be customized to the individual’s specific type of sagging.
Most women are concerned about the scarring resulting from a breast lift. Scarring varies significantly from one individual to another. However, with the breast lift procedure, fortunately the scar around the areola is in the interface with the normal skin and usually inconspicuous. The vertical scar almost always fades and becomes nearly invisible with time. With the full mastopexy, the additional horizontal scar is also usually inconspicuous and if it does remain as a visible scar it is hidden in the inframammary fold.
Recovery from a breast lift is quite rapid and there is minimal pain or discomfort after the operation. Usually patients are able to return to their day-to-day activities and work the next day, unless it is done in conjunction with a breast enlargement, in which case the recovery would be the same as for a breast enlargement and the breast lift does not add to the recovery.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
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Please note that results may vary from one individual to another and this is why several samples are being shown to provide a realistic impression of the expected results