The breast lift (mastopexy) procedure is tailored towards those women who complain about sagging or drooping breasts. Usually, this may be a result from pregnancies or weight loss. In such cases, the skin envelope of the breast has stretched out over time, allowing the breast tissue to drop due to gravity. There may also be an associated loss of breast volume associated with the sagging breast. In this case, an implant may be placed to restore this volume to give better cleavage and superior fullness.
The surgery is performed by designing incisions around the nipple-areolar complex in a periareolar (donut) fashion or lifting the breast tissue with vertical or inverted-T incisions. Breast tissue can also be removed at the time of the lift to reduce the size of the breast. In those women who complain of back pain, neck pain, and shoulder grooving due to large breasts, a breast reduction can be a life-changing experience.
Ultimately, a breast lift or reduction will rejuvenate the breast and restore its youthful contour.