Breast Lift 101

Breast Lift

As we age, our bodies change. Certain parts of us don’t quite sit like they used to or begin to lose their shape. If this is the case, you may want to consider having a breast lift.

A Mastopexy, or a breast lift, will result in firmer and more youthful looking breasts by removing any excess skin surrounding the breasts and ultimately tightening the surrounding tissue.

What causes breast shape to change?

There are many factors that can contribute to a change in your breast shape and firmness. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Weight fluctuations
  • Aging
  • Pregnancy
  • Breast Feeding
  • Your genetic makeup
  • Ptosis (gravitational effects on the breasts)

When might you consider a breast lift?

You may consider getting a breast lift if:

  • One of your breasts falls lower than the other
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below your breast creases
  • Your areolae have stretched out of proportion to your breasts
  • Your breasts have lost their volume and shape

How does a breast lift work?

First, you will have a consultation with your surgeon. This will give you the opportunity to discuss with your doctor what your concerns are and what results you’re looking for. You and your surgeon will be able to come up with a surgical plan that best fits your needs.

A mastopexy surgery typically takes between two to three hours to complete. After your anesthesia has been administered, your surgeon will begin to remove excess skin and then reshape and tighten the breast tissue.

What happens after a breast lift?

Antibiotics and pain medication will normally be prescribed immediately after surgery, or often times, the day before your procedure. These will help to ease and minimize your pain post-op as well as help to prevent any chance of infection.

A week following your procedure, you will return to the office for a follow-up appointment with your surgeon. We will remove any remaining sutures and bandages and will inform you when you will be able to return to normal life.

A breast lift certainly isn’t for everyone and the decision lies ultimately in your hands. If you’re looking to gain symmetry and a younger, tighter bosom, then you may want to consider a breast lift!