Have drooping breasts made you feel less attractive? While this common problem can make you feel self-conscious, a breast lift or mastopexy can restore your firm, perky breast shape and position. This procedure undoes the effects of factors like aging, pregnancy, and massive weight loss that cause your breasts to sag, restoring your confidence. 

What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?

 A breast lift is a procedure that corrects the appearance of drooping or sagging breasts. This form of breast enhancement removes excess skin and repositions breast tissue, so your breasts are returned to their lifted shapely position. A breast lift can be performed with or without other procedures, such as breast augmentation or breast reduction.

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How is a Breast Lift Performed?

A breast lift can be performed in several ways depending on how much loose skin you have and other procedures being performed during the same surgery. Your mastopexy takes place under general anesthesia and can take a few hours. Incisions can be made around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease, or along the crease. Your surgeon uses these incisions to tighten the skin and lift your breasts. 

How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?

Anyone considering a procedure such as a breast lift will wonder how long they can expect to enjoy their results. Some people are happy with their breast results for decades, but each person’s experience is unique. You will continue to experience the effects of aging so you will notice some drooping again over the years.

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You can help your breast lift last much longer by following some simple steps:

  1. Take good care of your breast skin by using sun protection and skincare products designed to promote elasticity and firmness.
  2. Wear properly fitted and supportive bras that support your breasts. Have your breasts measured after your procedure to ensure your new bras will fit correctly. 
  3. Wear a properly supportive sports bra when engaging in physical activities. Lack of support during these activities can increase sagging over time. 
  4. Avoid large weight changes. If you gain or lose weight, or even become pregnant, your breasts can increase or decrease in volume, affecting your results. 

While you will continue to see signs of aging over time, your breasts after this procedure will always look more lifted than they would have without it. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is the most effective way to restore drooping breasts. Good candidates have no major health problems and want to correct breast sagging. Individuals who have lost a large amount of weight often benefit from a breast lift. If you are concerned with loss of volume as well as sagging, you may be a candidate for a breast lift with breast augmentation, while those with large, drooping breasts may benefit from breast reduction and a breast lift.

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Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about breast lifts? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.