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Does the skin on your breast seem a bit lax? Are your areolas stretched out?

While breast augmentation remains the most popular cosmetic surgery in America, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) also records some serious numbers. This is because breast lift surgery can correct many cosmetic breast issues that adding implants cannot.

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Why Should I Choose a Breast Lift?

There is a lot more to a perfect chest than just size. Beautiful breasts are proportional, perky, and firm. Sagging breasts can instantly age a woman, so sometimes breast lift surgery is the best way for her to help recapture her youth.

Not only will breast lift surgery accent your femininity, but it can also help shape your body’s overall look.

Tighten Loose Breast Tissue

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, and the aging process all place pressure on the breast tissues, causing the underlying muscles to weaken. Gravity then does the rest. Breast lift surgery tightens the tissues to restore elevation and perkiness.

Lessen Skin Laxity

Once the tissues are raised to a youthful position, there may be excess skin. Breast lift surgery eliminates skin laxity, which enhances aesthetics.

Reshape Overly Large Areolas

Genetics, pregnancy, and significant weight fluctuations can result in stretched or abnormally shaped areolas. Breast lift surgery can reposition, reshape, or resize the areolas to be in better balance with the rest of the breast.

Reduce Skin Irritation

Significantly sagging breasts tend to rub against the skin just beneath it. This friction can cause irritating skin rashes that are uncomfortable and unsightly.

Even Out Asymmetrical Breasts

The vast majority of women experience some degree of breast asymmetry; fortunately, this difference is so small that it is not readily visible to the naked eye.

For women whose asymmetry is more noticeable, breast enhancement surgery with a breast lift or breast augmentation may bridge the gap and balance out the breasts.

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

Breast lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia in a hospital or outpatient surgical facility. During the surgery, excess skin is removed, the nipple-areola complex is repositioned to the center of the chest, and the breast tissues are tightened and compacted.

What Incisions Are Used for Breast Lift Surgery?

There are several different incision locations utilized during breast lift surgery, depending on the preoperative size, droop, and asymmetries of the breasts. You can discuss the exact approach with your surgeon before surgery. Most women with significantly sagging breasts will undergo an “anchor lift” where the incision runs around the areola, down the lower pole of the breast, and along the breast crease.

Interested in Learning More?

To find out if you are the right candidate for breast lift surgery, call (626) 449-8910 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Martin O’Toole today or schedule your consultation online.