A breast lift (or Mastopexy) aims to improve the shape of the breast, elevating the nipple position and improving the projection and position on the chest wall. The procedure is most often used to correct the effects of breast droop or ptosis. Age, childbearing and weight changes can all stretch and elongate the ligaments that contribute to the youthful shape of your breast.
In a Breast Lift procedure, the outer layer of skin around your nipple is removed (your nipples are not, however, removed – a common misconception) as well as loose tissue from the lower breast. The nipple is then lifted to a new, higher position, tightening the breast tissue inside. The lower breast is then reshaped with internal stitches, then skin is closed using dissolving stitches to assist in minimising scarring. The entire procedure takes up to 3 hours to perform.
The major component of the surgery is to remove the excess loose skin. At times, this is also combined without “internal re-arrangement” of the breast tissue which can help to hold the breast up from within. This may involve removing a small amount of breast tissue; however this is generally not enough to result in a noticeable cup size difference.
Mastopexy, or Breast Lift, aims to improve the shape of the breast, by elevating the nipple position and improving the projection and position of the breast on the chest wall by removing breast tissue and reshaping the breast.
With age, childbearing and weight changes, the ligaments which contribute to the youthful shape of the breast tend to stretch and elongate, allowing the breast to droop on the chest wall. This is called “breast ptosis” and the surgery is aimed at correcting this.
If there is enough breast tissue left, then it is possible to reshape it, remove excess skin and produce a higher, firmer breast. If there is little breast tissue, an implant can usually be placed during the lift procedure. A consultation will provide a range of effective options are possible to transform the look of your breasts, regardless of their current state.