Candidates for Breast Lift (#Mastopexy) surgery are women who have #saggingbreasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging. Often times the sagging is too great to be treated by implants alone. Women with asymmetric or enlarged nipples or areolae (pigmented areas around nipples) also may be candidates for a breast lift or a modification of a lift. #Asymmetric breast can be adjusted by adding or removing volume. One side can be tightened more or less than another.
A mastopexy or breast lift
operation is designed to improve the shape and position of the breast without
reducing their size. It is used for breasts which sag or droop (ptosis).
Sagging of the breasts may occur with normal development for some women, or as
part of the aging process. Pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight loss are other
conditions which increase breast ptosis. Some patients will have a better shape
to their breast such as increased superior fullness if an implant is used at
the time of mastopexy. The procedure can also be combined with a minor breast
reduction to reduce the breast width if desired. The surgery will create an
elevated, more youthful breast contour. Also, the procedure will create nipple
and areolae of the desired size and at the correct height.