Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

What’s involved with a Mastopexy

Mastopexy is also known as a breast lift. Breast ptosis or premature droop is a direct result of gravity acting on the breast tissues and is commonly seen in women post breast feeding. It is also to a degree age related, presenting in the 3rd and 4th decade. The breast may also be deflated following weight loss or pregnancy.

Patients often present requesting a breast augmentation, unaware that they often need a lift at the same time. They may be best served by having an augmentation mastopexy or combined lift augmentation. Traditionally augmentation mastopexy was done as a 2 stage procedure. However, a single or combined procedure is often preferred by most patients.

Many patients are initially reluctant to commit to a breast lift given the fear of scars on the breast. However, in my experience, the majority of women prefer a nice full breast shape, even given scarring. The scarring fades quite rapidly and is rarely a problem long term.

If a patient elects to have implants at the same time I discourage them from going too big as it often leads to breast shape problems long term.

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