Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes the breast. Some women naturally have long shaped breasts. Others develop breasts that hang down following pregnancy or after weight loss. The appearance may be bothersome. Some women are also bothered by the sweating and rubbing of the breasts along the chest wall. A breast lift can improve these issues. A breast lift elevates the breast which reduces the rubbing and improves the breast shape.
What are the options?
Dr. Martin will meet with you in consultation to discuss your concerns. He will then perform an examination. Following this he will discuss the surgical options with you.
- Breast Lift – A breast lift can be performed to elevate the breast and improve the shape.
- Breast Lift with Augmentation – Breast implants increase the size of the breast but do not lift the breast. A breast lift can be performed together with breast augmentation to increase the breast size and improve the shape.
- Breast Lift with Reduction – If you have breast asymmetry you may choose to lift both breasts but also have some breast tissue removed from the larger breast to improve the asymmetry. Sometimes tissue is removed from both breasts if the patient wants a small reduction of both breasts with the breast lift.