Aiming for Higher: The Mastopexy

Breast lift surgery, clinically referred to as a mastopexy, restores a youthful appearance to a woman’s breasts. Over the years breasts lose their shape and firmness due to pregnancy, nursing, and loss of skin elasticity, which basically means they end up sagging. A Mastopexy will raise and reshape breasts—slowing the effects of aging and gravity. This procedure can reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Mastopexy is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to increase breast firmness and size. This may appeal to women who have lost breast volume after pregnancy. Pregnancy and nursing often result in stretched skin and therefore decreased volume. As with all cosmetic surgery, realistic expectations are important. Though breasts …