Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, raises and reshapes sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
After breastfeeding, the breasts may shrink, but the skin may not. This causes the breasts to droop. In order to restore the volume and lift the nipple back into its pre-pregnancy position, a breast augmentation may be done in conjunction with the breast lift.
The incisions used, and the resulting scarring, depend upon the technique used. Mastopexy incisions can be as small as a line around the upper part of the areola, or as large as an anchor-shaped line that runs vertically down from the areola and across the fold under the breast. In order to bring the entire body into better proportion, a tummy tuck may also be performed at the same time as a breast lift.
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The best way to find out if you are a good candidate for a breast lift is to contact us and schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman.