A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that lifts up and changes the shape of the breast. Excess skin is removed, and the nipple is raised to a more youthful position. The type of breast lift required depends on the degree of drooping which is referred to as ptosis in medical terms.
Breasts change with age and become less firm. The skin becomes less elastic, meaning that it doesn’t snap back after being stretched. A breast lift restores a youthful shape to the breast.
Although losing weight is often desirable, reduced breast volume can often lead to sagging. Looking good in a bathing suit or clothing may be more difficult.
During pregnancy, the breasts become heavier causing the ligaments to stretch. When breast volume returns to normal the breasts may look less youthful. Waiting until childbearing is over might be the best option so that the operation doesn’t need to be repeated.
When breasts are heavy and pendulous, it places extra pressure on the shoulders and neck. Bra straps may then dig into the shoulders causing painful or unattractive grooving. Lifting the breasts is helpful and can also be combined with breast reduction.
Sometimes an outfit is difficult to wear with a bra in place. Having a breast lift helps restore a more youthful position and shape to the breast.
Large and pendulous breasts make running and other aerobic activities more difficult. Performing a lift with a breast reduction will result in lighter more comfortable breasts that have better support.
Having pendulous breasts can often lead to skin irritations and even yeast infections. This is especially problematic in warmer climates. A breast lift (mastopexy) is a great way to help treat this annoying problem.
Every woman wants to feel good about their body and look nice in clothing. A breast lift might accomplish this in some women. To learn more about this procedure
Does a breast lift sound like the right option for you? The next step is to schedule a consultation with Lorraine Golosow, MD. Dr. Golosow and our experienced team can walk you through each step of the procedure and answer any questions you may have.
To schedule a consultation today, call our Fort Myers or Cape Coral office or use our online scheduling form.