What is Breast Lift Surgery?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape your sagging breasts. A mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume-for example after pregnancy-breast implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase both their firmness and their size.
A breast lift surgery will not add volume or size to your breasts as there is no additional implants added. Breast lifts traditionally remove excess skin around the breast, and reshape the tissue to give your breasts a fuller, more shapely look. If you’re looking to add size to your breasts then we suggest breast augmentation surgery.
No two patients are the same, thus Dr. Adams will individualize your breast lift for you and your body. There is no one procedure that is best for all patients. In this video Dr. Adams explains how this works.
There are many reasons why a person may opt to have breast lift surgery, but any surgical decision like this should always be consulted with your doctor first. While you may have sagging breasts, or want to enhance the appearance of your chest, you always want to be sure that you are a good candidate for the surgery. We put your safety as our top priority.
Before consulting with your doctor though, there are some things that can tell you if breast lift surgery is right for you.
Breast are asymmetrical or oddly shaped – If you’re breasts are different sizes or shapes, a breast lift may be able to help with these issues. Since a breast lift reshapes, as well as lifts, the breasts, this technique can be used to help with oddly shaped, or asymmetrical breasts.
Misaligned Nipples, Low Nipples, Sagging – If you’re nipples point towards the floor or appear below the crease of your breast, as they sag, then you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. The nipples are very good indicators of breast sagging and can be used to quickly gauge whether or not you may benefit from surgery.
Sagging breasts can happen for a number of reasons, some of which you may not even think about, but the main causes of sagging breasts are gravity, combined with age, and weight gain and loss, due to fluctuations in body weight, or pregnancy. If you’re noticing your breasts sagging and think you might be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure, please contact Dr. Adams Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX today!
Breast Lift Examples
There are a number of different types of breast lift surgeries that Dr. Adams performs at his office in Dallas, TX. Whether you’re looking for a traditional breast lift, a breast lift with nipple repositioning, or a breast lift with mesh, Dr. Adams Plastic Surgery is here to help answer any questions you may have, as well as provide information regarding these types of surgeries.
Breast Lift with Re-positioning of Breast tissue
What does it accomplish?
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. This procedure can help reshape your breasts with a more youthful appearance.
Pre-operative/ Post-operative example of Breast Lift with Implants:
Dr. Adams will discuss the numerous factors that determine what procedure or combination of procedures will give you your best result.
Peri-Areolar Breast Lift Mastopexy / Nipple Repositioning- 1 Stage
This patient has very low nipples and is treated with a breast implant Style 15 304 and a short scar nipple repositioning.
Breast lift mastopexy with nipple repositioning allows for the patients nipples to be placed in a more natural state once breasts have been lifted into their new state.
Breast Lift w/ Mesh
A breast lift with mesh is a variation of a normal breast lift, but it adds in an extra level of support for the newly formed breasts. While a breast lift procedure can help with sagging and shape of the current breast, it does nothing to potentially prevent the same thing from happening down the road in the future.
By utilizing a mesh material called GalaFLEX is placed below the soft tissue to help support it and promote the growth of the patient’s own tissue. Over 12-18 months the mesh is absorbed into the body, leaving the natural support tissue in its place.
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