The medical term for breast lift surgery is “mastopexy”, and it is used to restore breasts that have begun to sag, losing their previous contour.
Breast lift surgery removes stretched skin and reshapes the tissues, restoring the youthful look of breasts. It does not enlarge breasts, but they may look a little fuller once sagging is eliminated. If you think that the size of your breasts has contributed to sag, you can also consider having breast reduction surgery at the same time. Another popular option is to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation, since this can round out the upper portion of the breast, something that a breast lift cannot do.
This technique is used when sagging has been relatively minimal. A very small incision is made around the upper half of the areola. This type of breast lift surgery is seldom used.
An incision is made right around the areola, and areola size reduction can also be accomplished. This technique is only effective if sagging is slight, but if you are also having breast augmentation, it may be sufficient.
This is a common type of breast lift. An incision is made around the areola, and a second incision from its edge to the bottom of the breast is made. Now your surgeon can remove extra skin and reshape the underlying tissues.
This technique is chosen when dramatic reshaping is needed. It requires three incisions. Two of them are the same as those we discussed in the vertical lift procedure, and a third incision is made along the fold under the breast. If you are combining your lift with breast reduction surgery, this type of surgery is a common choice.
Both vertical and inverted T lifts will leave visible scars, but if you take good care of them, they will fade rapidly. Your plastic surgeon will provide you with the advice you need to hasten scar fading, and even during the time when scarring is visible, it is easily hidden by your bra or even a bikini top. If you think you are a candidate for breast lift surgery, you can find out more by consulting your surgeon.