Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift operation is designed to reshape and lift breasts that have lost their youthful contour, often as a result of pregnancy and childbirth.
If the skin of the breasts does not shrink back after pregnancy, one may be left with stretch marks and breasts that hang lower that they should (referred to medically as ‘breast ptosis’). This may give an appearance that the breasts are "deflated" and/or "droopy".
A mastopexy or uplift procedure can correct this shape by removing excess skin and positioning the breast tissue in its original elevated location on the chest wall. The actual volume and size of the breasts may also be altered according to the patient's wishes. It is possible to combine this with breast augmentation using implants if the aim is to increase the volume of the breasts at the same time, or to reduce the volume if that is desired. Generally speaking, mastopexy can offer more shapely and attractive breasts with increased firmness of breast tissue.
The details of surgery and postoperative care are similar as that for breast reduction surgery. Mastopexy surgery is a powerful technique for offering more shapely and attractive breasts with increased firmness of breast tissue. The ‘downside' of course is scars on the breast, which are generally of excellent quality. Most women feel this is a small price to pay for the improvement in comfort and body image that usually follows this procedure.