Mastopexy or breast lift surgery refers to a group of elective surgical operations designed to improve the appearance of the breast. Aging, weight loss, and childbirth can lead to a loss of volume and tone of the breast causing sagging or drooping, also referred to as breast ptosis. A breast lift is a proven, effective way to elevate the breast on the chest wall, reposition the nipple and areola (the pigmented area around the nipple). A breast lift may be done alone or in combination with enlargement of the breast for patients seeking additional volume of the breast. When implants are used as part of the procedure, the procedure is known as a breast augmentation.
Techniques for the correction of sagging breasts have evolved over time. A formal or full breast lift is the most extensive with respect to scarring. It is widely used because of the resulting in an uplifted, pleasing shape of the breast. Over time, procedures with more limited scars have been developed in an effort to reduce visible scarring while achieving the best result for the patient. There are several variations of modified or limited scar breast lifts. The recommendation on which procedure is best will depend on the amount of volume and shape of the breast together with an assessment of skin quality and tone.
Another limited scar breast lift is the so call "lollipop lift". In this procedure, the incision is made around the nipple and areola as well as extending down vertically to the crease underneath the breast. Yet another variation consists of the "donut lift" together with the removal of excess skin from underneath the breast.
When considering breast lift surgery, patients should be fully informed as the risks as well as the associated alternatives, benefits and the complication of the procedure. A well trained and experienced plastic surgeon will be able to determine the technique best suited to the patient's particular body type and aesthetic goals.
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