Drooping Breasts Can Be LiftedPublished on March 28, 2017 by Tal Roudner
Sagging breasts can be restored to more natural and perky appearance through a breast lift. Apart from restoring the positioning of the breasts, the patient’s breasts look more youthful and contoured.
The breast lift, or mastopexy, procedure includes removal of excess stretched skin, breast-tissue reshaping, and repositioning of the areola and nipple. Also, through this procedure, large areolae can be made smaller to better fit the new proportions of the breasts.
Why Women Choose the Breast Lift
The most common reasons why women go under the knife for a breast lift are:
• Reshaping the Breasts after Weight Loss: The first place that shows signs of weight loss is the breasts. If you have recently participated in a drastic body overhaul and have lost a significant amount of weight, you will notice a degree of breast sagging. For those patients who want to correct significant sagging, a breast lift can do wonders.
• Reversing the Sagging Caused by Breastfeeding and Pregnancy: Pregnancy and breastfeeding is the most common cause for breast sagging. During the period of gestation, the breasts of a woman undergo redistribution of fat to accommodate milk glands. These glands shrink during breastfeeding, giving breasts a deflated appearance and loss of shape. Only through a breast lift can their shape be restored.
• Wanting to Live with Shapely Breasts for the First Time: There are a few patients who have had to deal with sagging breasts since they were teenagers. In such cases, a breast lift can present them with the invaluable gift of perky and naturally lifted breasts.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Steps in the breast lift surgery are dependent on the incision pattern used. This is based on the patient’s shape and breast size, the areola position, the extent of breast sagging, the elasticity of the skin, and the amount of excess skin present.
Mastopexy can be divided into four steps:
1. Administration of Anesthesia: Since the procedure involves incisions and repositioning, anesthesia is first administered to ensure that the patient remains comfortable and pain-free throughout.
2. Incision: Incisions are made either around the areola (circumferential incision), around and vertically down from the areola (lollipop incision), or around the areola, vertically down, and horizontally along the crease of the breast (anchor incision).
3. Breast Reshaping: The incisions allow access to the underlying tissues. Excess tissue is removed to improve firmness and breast contours. The areola and nipple are repositioned. If the areola is large, it is reduced to a normal size.
4. Closing the Incision: After removal of excess tissue and areola reshaping, the incisions are closed. The new shape of the breast is retained by the supportive sutures within the breast tissue.
Revitalize Your Breasts
Speak with double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tal Roudner to find out more about the breast lift procedure and to ask any questions you may have. You will be able to look at before-and-after photos and can communicate your needs regarding the procedure. To make an appointment for a consultation, contact our office today.