Mastopexy (breast lift) gives a lift to the body shape and profile.
Breast lift surgery, mastopexy, is a real solution for patients seeking breast rejuvenation, that actually gives a lift to the body shape and profile. Returning the breasts to a more youthful position and shape allows other features to be noticed, like a narrow rib cage and defined waist, shapely shoulders and decollete. When pleasing proportion is restored, patients also benefit from a boost in self-confidence.
Breasts sag for a number of reasons including age, heredity, weight loss, and pregnancy. Breast lift surgery removes excess skin and repositions the natural breast tissue for a completely natural result without augmentation using silicone or saline implants. Mastopexy procedures are minimally invasive but yield excellent results. In many cases he can use existing breast tissue and redrape the skin without moving the nipple. All options are fully discussed during the consultation.
For patients with a small amount of natural breast volume, a breast lift with augmentation using breast implants is an excellent option to achieve a pleasing, natural shape. During the consultation, patients will look through before and after photos and "try on" different breast implants using the Vectra 3D imaging system, ensuring a complete confidence in the decision and a realistic expectation of the outcome.
Two breast lift procedures uses most often:
- -The Benelli or peri-areolar breast lift is commonly used when the procedure includes breast implants. The nipple position and breast shape are both improved using this technique.
- -The vertical breast lift or lollipop incision is so called because the incision goes around the nipple and then down toward the crease where the breast meets the chest wall. This allows for expert repositioning of the nipple and remodeling of the breast tissue into a youthful and pleasing shape.
Breast lift surgery takes 2-3 hours and is done under general anesthesia. Recovery takes about 4 weeks, but will differ from patient to patient and the extent of the procedure.