If your breasts have lost their volume and have begun to droop due to gravity, age, pregnancy, weight changes or heredity, then a breast lift may be right for you.
Here are a few things you should know about a breast lift, also called a mastopexy:
- A breast lift raises sagging or drooping breasts, reposition the nipples and, if necessary, reduce the size of the areola, which is the darker colored skin around the nipple.
- A breast lift consists of removing excess skin from the bottom of the breast or around the nipple. The remaining skin is sewn together to help lift and tighten the breast into a more youthful position.
- Ideal candidates for surgery are women who are in good physical health and at a stable weight. If you smoke, you will need to stop.
- Women who have flat, elongated or pendulous breasts are good candidates for surgery. If a womsan has stretch skin, enlarged areolae or nipples that fall below the breast crease when they are unsupported, also make good candidates.
- If you have sagging or small breasts or one breast that hangs lower than the other, you would be a good candidate for a breast lift.
- For women who are unsatisfied with the appearance of their small or sagging breasts, a breast lift can boost their confidence and self-esteem.
- A breast lift can be performed in combination with a breast augmentation if you want fuller, larger breasts.
- Depending on your unique needs, there are a few different incision types: areolar incision, which is made around the nipple-areola complex which will help hide the scar once healed; a lollipop incision, which encircles the areola, then extends vertically downward to the breast crease, similar to a lollipop shape; and an anchor incision, which is similar to the areolar and lollipop incisions, but then follows along the breast crease.
If you are interested in learning more about a breast lift with or without augmentation, call (617) 965-9500 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rick Silverman at our Boston office.