A breast lift, or mastopexy, may help reverse the aging of breasts that occurs with weight loss, after pregnancy or with gravity. This procedure reshapes and raises the breast by removing excess skin to give you a fuller, more youthful appearance. The type of incision used depends on the amount of excess skin you have. The nipple and areola are then moved to sit higher on the breast.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the breast shape change after surgery?
When a breast lift is performed, a striking result is that as the extra skin is tightened, breasts that were widened and flattened become rounder and better positioned on the chest. More fullness is seen of the upper half of the breast. This surgery can bring a lot of satisfaction for women who are already happy with the size of their chest, but the skin has started to sag over time due to pregnancy or age.
What does the scar look like with breast lift surgery?
The type of scar that is used depends on how much extra skin exists and the position of the nipples. They can range from a crescent scar that involves only a part of the areola to an anchor shaped scar where more skin is tightened from the lower half of the breasts. The scars generally fade over the course of six to twelve months. Sometimes, we recommend silicone sheeting to help scars and soften fade more quickly.