Women’s bodies go through significant changes that often alter their once youthful figure. Aging, pregnancy, nursing and weight loss may cause the breasts to sag and the areolas to stretch. This can cause discomfort, poor posture and overall low self esteem.
A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, can solve many of the issues seen with sagging breasts. A mastopexy raises the breast, removes excess skin and tightens the overall area, resulting in an elevated breast and more supple breast shape. Mastopexies are commonly performed with breast augmentations, however your surgeon will provide you with the best options and techniques to reach your ideal shape.
Scarring varies among technique and requirements for the mastopexy, although most scars can be hidden and will fade over time. Although recovery time varies among individuals, patients can expect to reach a full recovery within 2-6 weeks after surgery.
When to consider a mastopexy:
• Breast or excess skin is present due to pregnancy, nursing, aging or weight loss
• Inherited genes result in sagging breasts
• Stretched tissue surrounding the areola
Other cosmetic procedures that may be performed with a mastopexy include:
• Performed under general anesthesia
• Outpatient procedure