Mastopexy – Breast Lift
Unlike Breast Augmentation, a Breast Lift also known as a Mastopexy does not increase breast size but rather lifts the existing tissue for a dramatically improved appearance. Breast drooping can occur due to a variety of reasons, including childbirth and breast feeding, age, and not wearing supportive bras. A Breast lift counteracts this occurrence and allows women to maintain a more rejuvenated appearance. Additionally, you can undergo both a breast lift and breast augmentation simultaneously.
Any woman can be a candidate for this procedure providing they understand the risks and the limitations of the surgery. If you are planning to lose a substantial amount of weight, it is advised you do so before surgery. Generally, you should be healthy, do not smoke, and do not take any medications that may interfere with blood clotting. If piercings in the nipples are present, they may need to be removed during the surgery. Women should also be aware that the appearance of any tattoos across the breasts may be altered following surgery.
Some women have found it difficult to breastfeed after undergoing a breast lift. Breasts can also enlarge during pregnancy, and stay larger, so breast lifts which were once perfect can become too large if they are done pre-pregnancy.
There are several different varieties of breast lifts available. Based upon your desired results, your surgeon will recommend the procedure best suited to you, and will help you choose exactly the breast size that looks best with your body. Be sure to discuss any concerns or questions you have with the doctor so your experience can be tailored to your needs. Some versions are more or less invasive than others, some have shorter recovery times, and some have more or less dramatic results. All of these factors must be taken into consideration prior to your surgery.