Breast Lift With or Without Augmentation
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that surgically raises and firms the breasts. A breast lift can give you a more youthful breast profile and help rejuvenate your figure.
Generally, in a breast lift procedure, the breast contour is reshaped by removing excess skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, and lifting the nipple. However, the best plastic surgery technique for you can vary based on your breast size and shape, degree of sagging, and areola position and size. The appropriate types of incision patterns and techniques used in your individual procedure may also vary depending on the skin around your breasts, including its elasticity and the amount you have in excess.
Breast Lift Results
Our Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeons can correct issues related to sagging and drooping, which occurs when the skin loses elasticity. Your breasts may change over time for a number of reasons, including:
- Weight change
For example, patients may choose breast lift surgery to correct problems such as elongated breasts, stretched skin, enlarged areolas, and breasts that don’t appear to be level.
Breast Lift With Implants
Depending on your needs, mastopexy may have limitations. Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeons know that a breast lift alone can’t significantly change the size of breasts or round out the upper part of the breast. However, combining a breast lift with breast augmentation, or enlargement, can increase the size and fullness of the breast with implants.
Additional information is available from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, including questions to ask your Kelsey-Seybold plastic surgeon about breast lifting procedure steps and more.