Breast Lift/ Mastopexy
What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?
A breast lift, also called "Mastopexy" is a procedure to lift and reshape sagging breasts. Sometimes, to restore breasts to a fuller and enhanced appearance, matopaxy is combined with a Breast Augmentation procedure in which case it is called an Augmentopexy. Other times it is part of a breast reduction surgery, with the aim of lifting the breast while reducing their size to a more proportionate one. The removal of excess skin with the rearrangement and re-suturing of breast tissues literally lifts the breast.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Breast Lift is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The design of the incisions can vary but usually include incisions around the nipple-areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position. The insertion of an implant, as well, may or may not be advisable.