As women age and their skin elasticity diminishes, their breasts tend to sag and lose their shape, resulting in drooping breasts. Breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure that can restore firmness as well as shape to the breasts.
Breast Lift Surgery
Mastopexy is the surgical procedure used to lift sagging breasts.
Mastopexy Risks and Complications
Most breast lift procedures can reshape drooping breasts without serious complications. However, mastopexy, like other surgical procedures, is not a completely risk-free surgery.
Mastopexy Recovery and Results
Initial recovery from a mastopexy procedure may take a few weeks and the scars could take several months to completely heal, but many women believe this is a small tradeoff for the surgery’s outcome.
Breast Lift Benefits
The greatest benefit of a mastopexy procedure is the transformation of drooping breasts into firmer, more youthful looking breasts.
Breast Lift Surgical Techniques
Various mastopexy techniques are available to correct drooping breasts. The type of breast lift used will depend on breast size and the extent to which the breast is sagging.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
Some women may choose to have breast augmentation performed in conjunction with a breast lift, which may yield more satisfying results for those who desire greater volume as well as firmness in their breasts.
Am I a Candidate?
Weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can each contribute to drooping breasts, causing women to seek a breast lift. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rhoad to see if you are a candidate for a breast lift.
Choosing a Breast Lift Surgeon
When considering mastopexy, it is important to work with a surgeon with whom you feel comfortable. This includes not only finding a cosmetic surgeon with the skills and experience to perform the breast lift procedure, but also one who offers the level of patient care you desire.