Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and correct saggy breasts. Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag.
Breast lifts can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume – for example, after pregnancy – breast implants can be inserted in conjunction with breast lift.
The Best Candidates for a Breast Lift
Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Lacerna. The best candidates for breast lifts are healthy, emotionally-stable women who are realistic about what the surgery can accomplish. The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in heavy breasts.
Dr. Melinda Lacerna is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and is an experienced face and body contouring surgeon who has helped many men and women enhance their appearance and self-confidence through surgical and non-surgical treatments. For more information in how we can help you achieve the look you have always desired email or call us for a consult.