What is breast lift surgery?
Breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is surgery that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape, lift and support the new breast contour.
Enhancing your appearance with a breast lift A woman's breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
Sometimes the areola (the pigmented area) becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with an improved breast profile that is youthful and “perky”.
What breast lifts don't do
Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller or larger, consider breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift with breast reduction surgery.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a smaller breast size in proportion with your body. It alleviates the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Breast augmentation is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and projection of the breasts or to improve symmetry of the breasts. Clinically referred to as augmentation mammaplasty, the procedure is used cosmetically to:
Enlarge a naturally small breast, most commonly the result of a hereditary trend
Restore breast volume lost following pregnancy, as a result of breast-feeding or due to weight loss
Achieve better symmetry when breasts are moderately disproportionate in size and shape
This procedure is a good option for you if:
You are physically healthy and of relatively normal weight
You have realistic expectations
Your breast development has stabilized
You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts are too large Adolescents may benefit from surgery, although secondary procedures may be needed in the future should breast development continue.
Surgical correction of gynecomastia is best performed on:
Men whose condition cannot be corrected through alternative medical treatments
Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
Men with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improving the physical symptoms of gynecomastia