A breast lift is also known as mastopexy
If your breast’s size is not your concern a breast lift enhances sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume and drooping nipples and stretched areolas, giving a more youthful shape and lift to your breasts. If there is too little or too much breast volume, a breast augmentation or breast reduction might be done at the same time. Every year, thousands of women undergo successful breast-lift surgery, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results.
When to Consider a Breast Lift
- Pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal aging, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging
- If your surgeon thinks that breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve the contour you desire
- If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched
Many women who consider a breast lift also consider breast reduction, upper body lift and mummy makeover.
To see a good descriptive illustrated PDF prepared for American Society of Plastic Surgery all about breast lifts and breast lifts with implants (and copy it if you like) look here on the downloads page.