Individuals seeking to enhance the shape and position of their breasts might consider a breast lift, or mastopexy. This cosmetic surgery is designed to raise and reshape breasts, and it can also reduce areola size if needed.
Ideal for those whose breasts have sagged due to genetics, aging, pregnancy, or nursing, a breast lift is a semi-permanent solution that tightens tissues for an improved breast contour.
Suitable candidates are those in good physical and mental health, with realistic expectations of the surgery’s outcome. Those planning future pregnancies might consider postponing the surgery for best results. It’s crucial for patients to disclose their complete medical history and medication usage to ensure the safety and appropriateness of the procedure.
Performed as an outpatient service, the breast lift typically takes 1-4 hours under general anesthesia. In this procedure, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. William K. Boss makes an anchor-shaped incision around the breast fold and nipple area, removes excess skin, and repositions the nipple for a desired look.
Post-surgery, patients are wrapped in a surgical garment and must wear a surgical bra for several weeks. Swelling, discomfort, and bruising are common initially, and pain medication may be prescribed to ease discomfort.
Breast Lift with Implants Before and After images