As we age breast tissues and skin start to lose elasticity, causing the breasts to sag or flatten. Other lifestyle changes like pregnancy and breastfeeding can also affect the shape of your breasts. This is especially prevalent after you stop breastfeeding.
A breast lift, or mastopexy procedure can help to reverse these changes on your breast tissues and shape without the use of artificial augmentation. In fact, breast lifts have been growing in popularity in recent years. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that breast lifts are performed twice as often as breast augmentation procedures.
A breast lift effectively raises the breasts by removing excess skin while also tightening the surrounding tissues. This reshapes each breast and renews a natural degree of support.
The incision strategy will vary based on the present shape of your breasts and your personal goals. In some cases, an incision can be made around the areola of each breast to adjust placement and size. They can then make an incision down from the areola to the base of the breast to remove skin. This will help to tighten and lift the breast.
Another type of incision strategy used adjusts the areola and includes a vertical incision down from the breast crease followed by a horizontal incision.
Whenever possible your surgeon will try to make the incisions in a natural crease in the breast. By planning the incisions this way, it will reduce noticeable scarring effects after your breasts have healed.
If you are interested in a breast lift procedure or you have further questions, please feel free to contact us to schedule a consultation.