What is a mastopexy?
A breast lift literally lifts the breasts into a more shapely and youthful contour. This procedure raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening and repositioning the underlying breast tissue.
Over the years, with gravity and life, changes are unavoidable. Pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations and heredity all play a role in how your breasts age. With time, the breasts lose volume and the skin that holds up the breast tissue loses elasticity. Your breasts lose their perky, youthful shape and firmness, the areolas may enlarge and the breasts droop.
The goal of breast lift surgery is to rejuvenate your figure by reshaping the breasts, restoring breast projection and fullness, reducing the size of the areolas (if needed), and elevating the nipples to a more youthful position. A breast lift alone will not enlarge your breasts. If you desire larger breasts or more fullness in the cleavage area, breast lift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation. A breast lift will not reduce the size of your breasts. To reduce the size, a breast lift can be combined with moderate breast reduction surgery.
The mastopexy surgery
A breast lift can be achieved by various techniques. The right technique will be determined by Dr. Waltzman. This decision is based on the size and shape of your breasts, the size and position of your areolas, how much lift is required, the quality of your skin, and the amount of excess tissue and the elasticity of your skin.
The placement and the extent of incisions is largely determined by the amount of lift required and the quality of the breast skin. It is important to understand that there will be scars that diminish over time. Dr. Waltzman is adept at closing incisions for a cosmetically pleasing outcome. Most patients find that the benefits of a breast lift outweigh the appearance of scars. Dr. Waltzman will recommend the right procedure to best match your anatomy and achieve your goals.
You will see the results immediately after surgery and satisfaction will improve as you recover. Incision lines will fade over time. You will continue to age and your breasts will continue to change over time from the effects of gravity and skin aging.
Am I a mastopexy candidate?
Breast lift surgery is highly personalized to address your needs and desires. If you are bothered by sagging breasts, or breasts that have lost their shape and volume, are pendulous and your nipples are not in front of the breast mound, a breast lift with or without implants is the best way to achieve long-lasting results.
The only way to know what can be accomplished is to make a consultation appointment. Dr. Waltzman will listen to your surgical goals and desires, evaluate your health and your breast tissue and take detailed measurements of your breasts. He will take photos, discuss your options, and make his recommendations. It is important to be honest about your expectations and goals. You will have plenty of time to ask questions and discuss your concerns.
Your decision to have plastic surgery is personal and with Dr. Waltzman’s help you will be able to understand the benefits and risks. Your satisfaction is his top priority. Give us a call today.