Breast Lift

Significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breast-feeding and the general loss of skin elasticity that comes with aging can lead to a loss of volume in the upper pole of the breast. Although this is natural and happens to many women, it can have a negative impact on self- confidence, body image and intimate relationships. Although the eventual sagging of your breasts may be inevitable, there is a solution for women who are unhappy with their drooping breasts and wish to augment their appearance. Mastopexy is the surgical name for the procedure designed to lift and reposition the areolae while removing excess skin.

Goals of the Breast Lift Procedure

It is important to remember that a breast lift surgery does not aim to enlarge your breast size. However, it can be completed in conjunction with a breast augmentation surgery, using implants to increase volume and size of the breasts. Dr. Romy offers breast lift surgery for women who seek to improve their breasts with a lift.

Common goals among his patients are:

  • reposition and/or elevate the breasts
  • improve asymmetry
  • resize the areola, if necessary

Breast Lift Procedure

A typical breast lift surgery will take between 2-3 hours to complete under a general anesthetic, or local anesthetic combined with intravenous sedation. Dr. Romy uses different techniques depending on the individual patient's goals for the procedure. Traditionally, incisions along the breast crease, vertically and around the areolae, were designed to remove excess skin and completely revise the shape and position of breasts. This approach is often referred to as the “anchor” technique. Depending on the patient, incisions and scarring can be minimized with a “short scar” or lollipop approach. As well, areola resizing and minor lifting can also be achieved through a circumaereolar lift, which eliminates the vertical and crease incisions. Dr. Romy is known for his cutting edge, short scar and minimal scarring techniques, which achieve dramatic results.

The first incision created will surround the areola, and utilizes short, vertical lines underneath to lift the breast. Breast skin is carefully gathered around the areola set at a higher position. Finally, the edges are brought together carefully and sutured internally to create clean, minimal scar lines. At this point, if a patient is also receiving a breast implant, the plastic surgeon will insert the implant under the breast tissue and/or pectoral muscle. This common combination of cosmetic procedures is also referred to as augmentation mastopexy.

Aesthetic Improvements

By lifting and reshaping sagging breasts, a breast lift surgery has the capability to rejuvenate body proportions, change how clothing fits and how the breasts look without clothing. When done with an expert board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Romy, the overwhelming majority of women are satisfied with their mastopexy and have reported a renewed sense of self-confidence and happiness because of their aesthetic improvements.

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