A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
A woman’s breasts change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness and begin to sag or droop. These changes, including loss of skin elasticity, can result from pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations and gravity. A Mastopexy, or breast lift, is appropriate for women who wish to improve breast shape and position.
Breasts that have lost their firm, uplifted contours can affect a woman’s self-image and confidence.Drs. Gray and Harrington often recommend a Mastopexy to reposition the breast tissue and restore the nipple and areola to a more superior position. A breast lift raises and firms sagging or drooping breasts by removing excess skin and re-suspending the breast to the chest wall, supporting the new breast contour. Often, a breast lift will reduce the size of the areola (pigmented skin around the nipple) which has become enlarged over time.
Breast Lift with Augmentation
Mastopexy Augmentation is a cosmetic surgery procedure that combines a breast lift with breast enlargement using implants.
The goal of this surgery is to enhance both the position and size of the breasts. A breast lift with augmentation is appealing for patients who want more comprehensive improvement to their breast appearance with a single combined surgical procedure. Often a patient might think that they want a breast augmentation alone, but may really need an augmentation with breast lift to give them the volume and more youthful position they desire.
Many women find that breast lift augmentation surgery creates a pleasing overall shape and proportion, restoring the breasts to a more youthful position while enlarging total volume. Mastopexy augmentation is often considered by women who have lost a significant amount of weight, mothers whose breast tissue has changed following childbirth and breast feeding, and women with substantial breast asymmetry.
Before and After Photos
What can be improved by having a Mastopexy?
Your breast position will improve while maintaining normal softness and sensitivity to the breasts.
What will not be helped by having a Mastopexy?
Stretch marks will not improve.
What is Dr. Gray’s goal for performing a Mastopexy on a patient?
The goal of a Mastopexy is to establish a normal breast position that is proportionate with your body size while trying to maintain normal softness and breast sensitivity and the ability to breast feed.
How long will the results of the surgery last?
The answer to this question depends on your lifestyle , the normal aging process, weight gain or loss and pregnancies.
Where is the surgery performed?
The surgery is performed in our state of the art, certified ambulatory surgery center, which is unparalleled in providing our patients with total privacy and excellence in care.
What kind of anesthesia will be used on me during the procedure?
You will receive local or local with IV sedation administered by an anesthesiologist. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Gray or Dr. Harrington and you, together decide on which type of medication is right for you.
How does your surgeon perform a Mastopexy?
Dr. Gray and Dr. Harrington remove excess skin which re-contours and repositions the breasts while leaving the size of the breasts unchanged.
What is the recovery like?
You will experience some initial discomfort which should be relieved by pain medication. There will be restrictions on upper body activity during the post operative period.
What kind of results can I expect temporarily?
After surgery you may experience one or more of the following: swelling, bruising, puckering of the scar, discomfort, lumps, irregularities, lightness, numbness, asymmetry.
What are some common risks and complications of Mastopexy?
Swelling, tightness, irregularities in shape, bruising and numbness. A permanent trade-off is the scar from the operation and the nipple and the areola may be smaller.
What are some rare risks and complications of this procedure?
Bleeding, infection, fluid collection, loss o skin pigmentation, permanent sensory loss, excessive scarring, stretched out nipples, skin loss, severe tightening which makes the breasts overly firm, psychological decation.
Please visit Breast Lift with Augmentation before and after photos in our Photo Gallery.