Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A BREAST LIFT is a procedure that addresses the natural sagging and drooping of the breast that occurs with child birth and age. Regardless of the size of your breasts, the BREAST LIFT procedure lifts the breasts to create a more youthful figure.
In cases where the natural sagging is less pronounced, an incision is made around the nipple, and the extra skin is tucked in toward the nipple. Where there is more severe sagging a vertical incision from the nipple to the fold removes and tucks breast tissue and skin. The scar will heal well and be inconspicuous. Even in the more severe cases, a small horizontal extension of the incision into the fold under the breast will not be visible in bathing attire. The secret in correcting more advanced cases of sagging and drooping is sophisticated suturing inside the breast tissue, which replaces the support lost when collagen bands stretch out with age. Occasionally, a small breast implant is added to fill out the upper portion of the previously sagging breast.
Breast surgery is performed under general anesthesia at an out-patient surgery center or hospital. Although BREAST LIFT or maxoplasty surgery offers an immediate result, it will take several weeks or months, depending on the patient for swelling to resolve and when used, for breast implants to settle into position. The social downtime for this procedure varies from patient to patient.