Commonly referred to as breast lift surgery, mastopexy repositions the areola and breast tissue, removing excess skin and compressing the tissue to create the new breast contour. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can occur due to:
• Weight fluctuations,
Sometimes, the areola becomes enlarged over time, and mastopexy can reduce it. The procedure can have a rejuvenating effect, as the profile achieved post-operatively resembles that of a young and firm breast.
The surgery does not significantly alter the size of the breasts or fill the upper part of the breast (cleavage). If you want larger breasts, consider breast augmentation surgery. If you desire smaller breasts, consider a combination of breast lift and reduction surgery.
It will be a good option for you if:
• You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight,
• You do not smoke,
• You have realistic expectations,
• You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts have lost shape and volume,
• Your breasts have an elongated shape or are sagging,
• When unsupported, your nipples are positioned below the breast crease,
• Your nipples and areolas point downward,
• You have loose skin and enlarged areolas,
• One breast is lower than the other.