My Dearest Patient,
In this leaflet I aim to explain your chosen procedure in a simple understandable way.
Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. There may be an associated reduction in the size of the breasts of less than 500g but the main aim is store youthfulness to the breasts.
Factors such as pregnancy, breast feeding, weight change, aging and gravity produce changes in the appearance of a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and sag.
Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeons to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Thus we are lifting your breast to a better position. This operation can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin around the nipple making the nipple areolar complex look smaller.
If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both firmness and size. An augmentation mastopexy i.e. lift and enlarging is associated with an increased complications rate.
The best candidates for a breast lift (mastopexy) are healthy, emotionally stable women who have realistic expectations about what this type of surgery can accomplish.
Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in women with heavy, large breasts. Mastopexy does leave permanent, noticeable scars on the breasts. There are a variety of different surgical techniques used for the reshaping and lifting of the female breast.