Breast Lift: A Perkier New You
Over the years, many factors take their toll on women’s breasts, such as pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and force of gravity. As your skin loses its elasticity, your breasts often lose their shape and firmness and start to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure to reshape your breast and restore a more youthful “perkier” look.
Breast lift plastic surgery can restore your breasts to firmer, more youthful looking breasts. With breast lift surgery, your nipples and areolas are moved to a higher location on the breast heap. The underlying breast tissue is tightened and droopy loose breast skin is removed. Depending on your desires, the nipple areolas may also be reduced at the same time as your breast lift.
Most women are happier with the youthful appearance of their breasts after a breast lift and feel more beautiful. Women, especially those with very drooping breasts, say that they’re more comfortable following the breast lift and feel better to take part in physical activities.
You can choose breast lift, or mastopexy, if pregnancy and nursing have left you with stretched skin and less volume in your breasts. Although, if you have decided to have more children shortly after surgery, it may be a good decision to postpone your breast lift. While you will find no special risks that affect future pregnancies, pregnancy will probably stretch your breasts again and counteract the outcomes of the process.
When you need to lift your breasts, there are several choices available. The specific type of breast lift surgery that will give you the best result will determine the site of incisions on your breasts. Incisions are designed to form the new breast shape and position and to lift the nipple/areola complex. Incision patterns that are usually made to achieve breast lift may include one or more of the following:
- Crescent Mastopexy – an incision is made at the top of your nipple areola
- Circum Vertical Mastopexy – incision is made around the nipple and down vertically to your breast crease
- Binelli Mastopexy – incision is made around your nipple areola only
- Lajour Mastopexy – incision is made around the nipple and down vertically to your breast crease
- Inverted T Mastopexy – incisions are made around your nipple areolas, vertically down the breast and also horizontally in the breast crease.
Your surgeon will recommend the best mastopexy procedure for your breast lift based on your breast volume and the size and location of your nipple/areola complex. In assessing your surgical needs your plastic surgeon will evaluate the degree of your breast sagging, elasticity of your skin, and amount of excess skin that he maps to remove.
New shape and position of your lifted breasts will be visible immediately after the plastic surgery; nevertheless the new enhanced breast shape settles a bit over time.
Breast lift surgery is the right answer for a permanent way to restore a youthful shape to your breasts. As you age, your breasts will be affected by gravity too, but they will always look more youthful after a breast lift procedure even after a long time.
Ready4aChange offers customized breast lift plans through our plastic surgery partners at our Monterrey and Tijuana locations. If you’re considering breast lift, please speak with one of our Care Facilitators to get a full understanding of the procedure. This will help you prepare for your initial breast lifting consultation with your plastic surgeon and allow you to ask the questions so you can be comfortable with your decision.
*The information contained in this article is provided for general information purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Always follow the recommendations of your physician.