The Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is one of the most frequently performed Breast Enhancement procedures. It is part of every Breast Reduction and is performed with Breast Augmentation as high as 40% of the time. There are many Breast Lifts to choose from, and I discuss the Breast Lift Basics in this segment from the San Francisco Bay Area’s News Station KRON 4‘s Body Beautiful.
Breast Lift Video (Mastopexy)
Mastopexy literally means “breast fixing”. Unlike Breast Augmentation, it does not change the size of the breast, but the shape. In this segment from Body Beautiful, I discuss the three basic Breast Lifts and review what they can and cannot do. The Breast Lift Video is illustrated with several Breast Lift Before and After Pictures including an example of combining a Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation for a Dramatic Breast Enhancement.
How Does A Breast Lift Work?
Imagine you have a favorite pillow that has gone flat. To restore the pillow’s original firmness, you have two options: You can add more stuffing or make the cover smaller. Adding more stuffing is like Breast Augmentation. During Breast Augmentation the Breast Implant is the additional stuffing that provides volume and some support to the breasts.
A Breast Lift is more like tailoring the breast skin to match the current size. If you are happy with the size of your breasts, but disappointed with the shape, you breasts have deflated or your breasts sag without a bra, a Mastopexy may be the best option. The amount of sagging and the nipple’s location on the breast mound will determine the amount of tailoring necessary and thus the type of breast lift needed.
Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation
A Breast Implant is not usually used during a breast lift; however, it can be added when both sagging and size are issues. The Breast Implant can be used in two ways. The most common way is for Breast Augmentation, where the entire breast is enlarged proportionately. The second way is to balance the upper and lower halves of the breasts. Often, when there is sagging, the lower half of the breast is larger, while the upper pole remains flat. A low profile implant can be used to provide fullness to the upper breast. This can balance the overall shape of the breast without overly enlarging it.
Breast Lift Consultations
To find out what type of Breast Lift is right for you, see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. A personalized consultation and a few measurements are all that they need to provide you with your best options. To schedule an appointment in my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office located in the East Bay city of Walnut Creek, California, call (925) 943-6353, today.