A breast-lift, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure whereby droopy breasts are replaced to their normal anatomic position. This provides tonus, structure, and a more youthful appearance to the breasts. The basic problem that leads to a condition of droopy breasts is that skin envelope surrounding the breast tissue has become stretched or loose. The answer to this problem lies simply in tightening the skin envelope around the breast tissue and replacing the supported breast tissue to its youthful uplifted position.
Advantages of mastopexy surgery are an obvious and more youthful appearance to the breasts. Disadvantages include the presence of scars underneath the breast and around the areola, although these usually heal well. Even in the absence of pregnancy, or weight loss, ageing skin will naturally lose its elastic properties; and eventually, due to the ongoing and cumulative effect of gravity over time, most breasts will begin to show signs of falling naturally. Thankfully, plastic surgery offers the possibility to turn back the hands of time and correct this condition.
Femininity signs, breasts have a very important role in the psychological health of women, it is both an asset of seduction and a sign of maturity.
Typical candidates for a mastopexy are women who have been pregnant, and women who have undergone a significant weight loss. In both of these situations the envelope of skin surrounding the breast tissue has undergone an expansion followed by a deflation, such that the stretched out skin now is loose and the breast tissue is no longer supported, so it tends to fall to a lower position.
Our team of professionals is always available to help you and to discuss the reasons and the goals of the surgery. A first appointment is necessary to plan a comprehensive review before any surgery, and to answer all your questions.