A breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, removes sagging tissue and repositions the nipples and surrounding tissue to improve the overall appearance of breasts. Patients with droopy breasts, asymmetric breasts, and/or patients who have nipples that sit too low can benefit from a breast lift. Some benefits of a breast lift include:
1. Reshaping breasts and their contour
A breast lift can enhance breast shape and contour by removing excess tissue and lifting the breast tissue for a more youthful appearance.
2. Restoring breast firmness
Repositioning breasts is only one part of a breast lift; a breast lift also improves the look and feel of breasts. During a breast lift, Dr. Crofts uses different techniques to lift and tighten the breasts, including a bulk flap procedure. The bulk flap procedure preserves as much of your natural tissue as possible and repositions it to provide additional upper pole fullness and perkiness.
3. Nipple repositioning and areola enhancement
One of the most common reasons patients seek a breast lift is nipple positioning. If breasts are droopy, nipples tend to sit lower or even point downward. When breasts are reshaped, Dr. Crofts will also reposition nipples, and can even reshape and resize the areola, to a more symmetric, upward position.
4. Youthful breast appearance
Perky and symmetrical breasts are associated with youthfulness. However, the natural process of aging, post-pregnancy, weight loss, breast feeding, genetics, or a combination of these can cause breast ptosis, or sagging. A breast lift restores breasts to a more youthful position, shape, and projection.
5. Reducing irritation under breasts
Sagging breasts can lead to skin irritation caused by chafing. A breast lift can address any discomfort, skin irritation, and/or chafing by removing excess breast tissue.
6. Boosting self-esteem and confidence
Beyond the physical benefits of a breast lift, this procedure can also significantly increase a woman’s confidence. Feeling more confident about your appearance can increase your self-esteem and confidence in your personal relationships, professional spaces, and your overall happiness.
Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?
A good candidate for a breast lift is someone who is in good overall physical health and at a stable weight. Additionally, someone who is or has:
- Bothered by sagging breasts
- Lost shape or volume in breasts
- Elongated, flat shaped breasts
- Pendulous shaped breasts
- Nipples that fall below the breast crease
- Nipples that point downward
- Enlarged stretched skin
- Enlarged areolas
- Asymmetrical breasts
Can I combine my breast lift with other procedures?
Combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation will fix breast position, shape, and contour as well as augment and increase breast size. Click here to see breast augmentation with lift before and after photos.
During a mommy makeover, a set of procedures is performed to enhance a woman’s body. Procedures performed during a mommy makeover can include, but are not limited to, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast augmentation, liposuction, and a breast lift can be a great addition as well. A mommy makeover is totally customizable to your goals and needs. Click here to see mommy makeover before and after photos.
During your consultation with Dr. Crofts, you can fully explore your options based on your goals and concerns. Schedule a consultation today to see if a breast lift is right for you.