A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast.
- If pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal aging, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging or excess skin.
- If your breasts lack substance or firmness.
- If your breasts appear different from each other.
- If your breasts are not equal in size.
- If your breasts are adequate in size.
- If your breasts are large and heavy and need to be lifted.
- If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched.
- If your nipples and areolas that point downward.
- You will have improved breast shape, projection, and symmetry.
- Your breasts will have a more youthful appearance.
- You will look better in and out of clothes and feel more self-confident.
- You are finished with childbearing and breast-feeding. (If you plan to have children, you may want to postpone cosmetic breast surgery.)
- You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight.
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost shape and volume.
- Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous.
- When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease.
- Your nipples and areolas point downward.
- You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas.
- One breast is lower than the other.
- You are a non-smoker.
The results of your breast lift surgery will be long-lasting and are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will subside, and incision lines will fade. The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as breast shape and position continue to settle. Over time, your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity.