Referred to by surgeons as mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and tightens the existing tissue for a more aesthetically pleasant and contoured breast shape. The procedure enables a woman to enjoy younger-looking, less saggy breasts without the use of silicone or saline implants. In addition to remarkably improving the appearance of the breasts, this procedure may also improve the comfort and fit of bras and swimwear.
If you are a woman who has struggled with stretched or saggy breasts after childbirth, a breast lift can revitalize the appearance of your breasts. Breast lifts are also an option for women who have experienced significant weight loss that drastically reduced the volume of the breasts, leaving behind undesirable, excess skin. Another reason to undergo a breast lift is to enjoy a more proportioned, perky breast shape for the first time in patients who have had droopy breasts throughout their lifespan.
Some key indicators that you may need a breast lift include: having nipples that point downward, having unusually shaped or asymmetrical breast, and having nipples that are lower than the crease beneath the breast.
For a breast lift surgery, your best option is to work with a plastic surgeon who is board-certified and proficient at sculpting the face and body, such as Scott Wells, MD. Before Dr. Wells agrees to perform the surgery, he will meet with you to perform a physical examination and assess your expectations for the procedure. There are a variety of breast lift techniques, so he will determine which method is most appropriate to your unique needs.
Surgery may take between 1 to 2 hours. Afterward, Dr. Wells will give you instructions to support your recovery after a breast lift.