Breast Lift Surgery
Indications for a breast lift include:
- Sagging of breast tissue.
- Downward facing nipple.
- Restoration of breast shape after breast feeding.
- Skin stretch following weight loss.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, involves repositioning the breast tissue and nipple on the chest wall, restoring a youthful appearance and feel. Consequently, there is improved upper breast fullness and cleavage with centralization of the nipple over the projecting breast tissue. Nipple sensation is retained and scars fade with time. There are many causes for breast decent, or ptosis, and these must be carefully taken into account when deciding on the optimal surgical procedure. Common causes include post-pregnancy volume loss, weight loss and aging. In some instances, the native breast tissue volume is insufficient to create the desired result. In these cases, a breast implant (silicone or saline) may also be required to achieve the desired volume, shape and projection. Anticipating this requires expertise and careful consideration on the part of the surgeon.
An aesthetically pleasing breast lift involves addressing the breasts themselves as well as the surrounding tissues, a component that is often ignored. A beautiful painting is complemented by the frame, which in this case is the axillary, or armpit, and lateral chest “bra fat”. Your initial consult will include an evaluation of these regions as potential targets for treatment. This attention to detail can significantly enhance a breast surgery result.
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