While much focus has been placed on breast implants, another surgical procedure known as mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, has also been shown to improve a woman’s appearance and boost her confidence. Age, gravity, pregnancies, and weight change can cause the breasts to take on a saggy or elongated shape. Whether a breast lift is a procedure you never thought you would want or something you have wanted, a breast lift can not only boost and rejuvenate your bust but your confidence as well.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that restores drooping breasts to their original, perky position. Breasts begin to sag due to pregnancy and nursing, weight loss, and the natural aging process. The result can be a body profile that looks older and more tired than you might feel. The lift procedure raises breasts to their youthful position on the chest, producing a fuller, more youthful contour to the bust line and restoring natural proportion to the torso.
How Can a Breast Lift Help Me?
Mastopexy works best for women who have small breasts that sag. Women with larger breasts can see improvement, but can also benefit from breast reduction surgery at the same time. The surgery helps to raise the breasts by removing extra skin and tightening the skin around the surrounding tissue to support the new shape of the breast. The nipple and areola are moved to a more upward position. Unwanted stretch marks may also be eliminated during the procedure if they are part of the extra skin that is removed.
A breast lift alone will not produce noticeable changes in the size of the breasts, but the procedure can provide symmetry and more forward projection. As mentioned, a breast lift can also be paired with a breast reduction or a breast augmentation to change the size as well as the positioning of the breasts to achieve the desired look.
During a breast lift consultation, it is important to discuss desired breast size with the surgeon because choosing an implant that is too big can work against the effects of your breast lift. When the right balance is achieved, patients enjoy beautiful results.
Is A Breast Lift Right For You?
Many women over forty can improve their body contour with a breast lift. The best way to determine if a mastopexy is right for you is to see if the nipple location falls below your natural breast crease. If the breasts are sagging or elongated, or the nipples point downward when unsupported then a breast lift may be a good option. It can also be a useful procedure for correcting the position of one breast that is lower than the other.
If you are interested in a breast lift, call us (610) 519-0600 to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lohner. Dr. Lohner will discuss your aesthetic goals, answer your questions, and help you create a customized treatment plan. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Dr. Lohner holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last twelve years. His office is located at 919 Conestoga Road, Building I, Suite 200 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on the Main Line.