A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by either by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour, or using (BodyTite) a radiofrequency cannula to tighten the skin above the breast. American Society of Plastic Surgeons show breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implants 2-to-1. If the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a mastopexy will reduce this as well. A breast lift 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. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
- Weight fluctuations
Breast lift surgery will not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and breast augmentation. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and breast reduction surgery.
During your breast lift consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Your aesthetic goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
- Previous treatments
Your surgeon will also evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors:
- Discuss your options
- Examine your breasts and arm pits
- Take photographs
- Recommend a course of treatment
- Discuss likely outcomes of a breast lift treatment, and any risks or potential complications
- Discuss the type of anesthesia, if any, that will be used.