A breast lift is a surgical procedure designed to raise the breasts higher on the chest. During pregnancy or following significant weight fluctuation, the resulting breast enlargement may lead to stretching of the overlying skin. The skin thins and permanently stretches to accommodate the increased volume, but after childbirth or weight management the breast loses volume, but the damaged skin envelope does not shrink, leading to sag.
Once the breasts begin to droop, the skin stretches, and the breast tissue sags. During a breast lift, a surgeon will recontour a patient’s bust by lifting her breasts to a higher position on the chest, tightening the breast tissue, and removing excess skin.The shape of the breast will be conified. In addition, the size of the nipple-areola complexes may be is reduced, and the nipples repositioned, so they face slightly upward on the breast mound without affecting their sensitivity. With a mastopexy, a surgeon can help the patient attain a normal appearing breast mound with a smaller nipple-areola complex, as well with nipples that face forward, providing the patient with shapely, firmer, more youthful looking breasts.