Enhancing Natural Beauty: Breast Lift
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, 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. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola. If your breasts are small or have lost volume – for example, after pregnancy – breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size.
The specific method chosen for your breast lift will be determined by your anatomy, the surgeon’s preferences and your desired results.
There are several mastopexy techniques. The technique for you depends on the extend of sagginess of the breasts. The most common method of breast lift involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third is a horizontal incision beneath the breast that follows the natural curve of the breast crease. After the surgeon has removed the excess breast skin and shaped the remaining breast tissue, the nipple and the areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola can also be reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the areola is brought down and together to reshape the breast.
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We have performed thousands of breast lift or mastopexy surgery. Majority of our patients have been referred from a friend or family member who has had a good experience. If you are considering a procedure, always check to see that your physician is a true plastic surgeon. You want your surgeon to be board eligible or certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. You should also ask your plastic surgeon to show you before and after pictures of his/her prior patients or even ask to talk to a few prior patients.
For any further questions please contact one of our locations for a complimentary consultation with a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. Call us at 800.788.1416
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