Most people may think a breast lift is only a solution for aging breasts. Instead, sagging and deflation in the breasts can be caused by a variety of factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, dramatic weight fluctuations, and in some cases, puberty. These life changes can cause the breasts to lose their perkiness and fullness, creating the appearance of deflated breasts. A breast lift (mastopexy) is a breast enhancement procedure that improves or restores the shape and appearance of the breasts. This surgical procedure trims excess skin, tightens glandular tissue, repositions the nipple-areola complex, and elevates the position of the breasts. The incisions used during your breast lift will depend on the level of ptosis (sagging) you would like to have corrected.
A breast lift is very effective for improving breast shape, but if you would like more dramatic improvements in breast volume and projection, you may want to combine your breast lift with breast augmentation. Breast augmentation can add significant volume and shape using breast implants. Recovery after a breast lift varies depending on the level of correction performed, but most patients can return to regular activities after one week.Learn More About Breast Lift View Photo Gallery