What exactly is a breast lift and are you a good candidate?

Are you unhappy with the shape of your breasts? Would you like to improve your breast profile? If you answered yes to these questions, you may want to think about doing a breast lift. Breasts often lose their shape because of factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy, aging, and breast feeding, but a breast lift that restore their shape. But what exactly is a breast lift, and are you a good candidate for surgery?

What is a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery or mastopexy is done to address ptosis (drooping), and uplift the breasts. This is achieved by eliminating the excess skin that causes the breasts to droop, and tightening the adjacent tissue. The nipples are also repositioned to make the breasts ‘perky,’ and appear more youthful.

There are several approaches that can be used to perform a breast lift, and your plastic surgeon will discuss the options during consultation. The technique used will depend on the shape and size of your breasts, as well as the degree of sagging.

Are you a good candidate?

If you have moderate to severe breast drooping, and the nipples point downward, then you are probably a good candidate for breast lift surgery. Mastopexy is recommended for women who would like to address sagging, but are happy with their breast size.

A breast lift may be done in combination with breast augmentation, but this depends on the aesthetic results you desire.

If you would like to undergo a breast lift then you need to first schedule a consultation with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon (click here). If you are in the Minneapolis-St. Paul hub, contact Dr. Heather Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery for a consultation. You can call her office at (651) 739-1100.