Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and gravity take their toll on women’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breast can lose its shape and firmness and begin to sag. Saggy breasts result in a less youthful appearance. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to remove excess breast skin to raise, reshape and firm woman’s breasts. It is important for women to realize with a breast lift surgery there are different operations for differing amounts of breast sagging. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. During a breast lift the nipples and areolas are repositioned. For many women breast shape is just as important as breast size.