What Is A Breast Lift?
A mastopexy is a cosmetic surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes breasts that have become saggy and shapeless. A mastopexy can also address areolas that have become larger over time or have always been larger than desired. During the surgery, excess skin that contributes to the sagging is removed and the remaining breast skin and tissue are pulled tight to help support and provide shapeliness to the now lifted breast. Having the excess skin removed can also help return some of the youthful firmness of your breasts that may have been lost with age, weight loss or other factors. Mastopexy results can help improve your self-esteem and deliver a much-needed confidence boost.
What Are The Options For Mastopexy?
The are multiple types of breast lift surgery, each designed to address different problem areas. The type of lift you need will also depend on the severity of sagging you are experiencing and whether or not you wish to alter the size or position of your areolas. Here are the four common types of mastopexy procedures performed:
- Cresent lift – This is for minimal breast sagging and has minimal scarring.
- Periareolar Lift – A procedure focused on the areola, typically completed with a single incision and ideal for patients with minimal sagging.
- Vertical Lift – This is a two-incision procedure designed for patients who have moderate sagging and reshaping needs. Scars can be easily concealed with clothing.
- Anchor Lift – The anchor lift is a three incision surgery that can address severe sagging and significant reshaping needs. All scarring from this option is still easily hidden by clothing.
Mastopexy doesn’t need to be a standalone surgery if you also need to tackle other breast issues. Many patients choose to combine their lift surgery with breast augmentation in order to reduce the amount of surgeries and recoveries needed to one. If mastopexy alone will not give your breasts the shape and feel you desire, the addition of breast implants in a combination procedure may be the right option for you. You will need to weigh the pros and cons of the combination surgery and be aware of a longer surgery time and the possibility of additional scarring. Speak with your cosmetic surgeon to determine if a combination mastopexy and breast augmentation is a good fit for you.
Breast lift surgery can be a very effective option to restore shape, firmness, and contour to droopy, shapeless breasts. If you are unhappy with the state of your breasts, a mastopexy or another cosmetic procedure may be able to correct the issue and improve your figure. Every patient and their needs are different so you will need to consult an experienced plastic surgeon to learn more about your options. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us at The Florida Center For Plastic And Cosmetic Surgery today.