BREAST LIFT (MASTOPEXY) &
A Breast Lift or Mastopexy is a surgical procedure designed to improve the breast shape and place the nipple in the best location on the breast. During this procedure, augmentation of size with breast implants or fat grafting is often performed at the same time. During this procedure, it is also possible to decrease the nipple size if desired.
Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift?
Patients who have loose skin on their breasts, especially those whose nipples are not at the desired location on the most projected part of the breasts, can benefit from shaping of the breasts with a Mastopexy.
Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift alone vs a Breast Lift with Augmentation (also known as Augmentation Mastopexy)?
Patients who have excess skin and low nipple position but desire a natural look and have a good amount of natural breast tissue may be a good candidate for a Breast Lift only without Augmentation.
However, for many patients who lack enough breast tissue, the addition of volume and fullness with use of an implant or fat grafting may be a great option. There are pros and cons to breast implants vs fat grafting, and these should be discussed with your Plastic Surgeon to decide which option would best help you met your goals!
What should a patient expect during and after a Breast Lift?
Patients can expect some mild bruising and swelling following a Breast Lift. The patient should refrain from any strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks following a Breast Lift, with full activity at 6 weeks.
Does a Breast Lift leave a scar?
The main question most women have about a Breast Lift is what scars will be necessary. This will depend on the amount of lift that is required for optimal shape. Some women only require incisions around the nipple (which generally hide very well), while some require them below the nipple and/or along the fold under the breast if more skin reshaping is necessary.
What results can a patient expect from a Breast Lift?
Patients can expect significant improvement in the shape of their breasts with improvement in symmetry between the breasts.
For improved upper pole fullness (which gives more cleavage), many women opt to discuss a Breast Augmentation with implants at the same time as a Mastopexy. In addition, some women want slightly larger breasts but do not want an implant, and this can often be achieved to a certain degree with Fat Grafting, which involves liposuction and processing and injecting the fat during the procedure, at the same time as Mastopexy.
Dr. Walker's Breast Lift Before and Afters
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