What Does a Breast Lift Address?

Have your once perky breasts started to sag?  A breast lift can perk up your breasts, improve your body image, and make you feel more confident.  But what exactly does a breast lift address?

What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that is done to elevate and reshape the breasts, so they have a more youthful appearance. 

What Does A Breast Lift Address?

The female breast is made up of fatty tissue and ligaments that lose elasticity over time, causing the breasts to lose volume and sag.  Breasts sag primarily as a result of pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, and genetics.  However, since the breasts don’t contain any muscle tissue, exercise can’t lift and tone them.  

A breast lift addresses sagging breasts by removing loose, excess skin that pulls the breasts downward.   When the breasts are lifted to a more youthful position they look fuller and perkier.

What Happens During A Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery can be performed using different techniques and the choice will depend on the degree of lift required.  During the operation, the surgeon will remove the excess skin, reshape the breast tissue, and tighten the remaining tissue to make the breasts look youthful once again.  The nipple-areolar complex may also be adjusted to a higher position on the chest wall. 

Am I A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift? 

If you are unhappy with your droopy breasts and would like them to have a more youthful appearance, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift.   Candidates for breast lift surgery should also be in good health.  Women who are pregnant or plan to become pregnant should not consider breast lift surgery. 

Are you interested in a breast lift?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.   

If you are in the Newport Beach or the greater Orange County, CA areas, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Tenley Lawton, MD for a consultation. 

You can reach Dr. Lawton at https://www.lawtonmd.com/, or by calling (949) 835-5249.

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