If you are considering plastic surgery to enhance your summer body, it’s a great time to start planning your procedure. Spring is typically the best time to indulge in a cosmetic procedure and ensure you have time for full recovery before summer vacation. While much focus has been placed on breast implants, there is another effective procedure for enhancing the bustline. A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, has 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. A lift rejuvenates the breast by removing excess skin and fat and returning it to a natural youthful position.

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 It Help Me?

A breast lift is a good option if you‘ve always been happy with the size and shape of your breasts. If you’re dissatisfied because they are no longer perky or where they’re supposed to be, a breast lift can help. When you look in the mirror, if you can’t help but notice how your breasts are drooping or your nipples are pointing down, a breast lift can resolve the problem. The surgery helps to raise the breasts by removing extra skin and fat and repositioning 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 breast. The procedure can provide symmetry and more forward projection, renewing the position of the breasts. For some women, they find combining the breast lift procedure with implants helps to achieve the upper body contour they desire.

If you are interested in combining your procedure with a breast augmentation, it is important to discuss your desired breast size with the surgeon because choosing an implant that is too big can work against the effects of the 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 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 mastopexy, call us (610) 519-0600 to schedule a virtual 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.