Many women experience frustration with the progressive descent of their breast tissue, complaining of ‘drooping’ or ‘sagging’ breasts. This may result from previous pregnancy, weight loss or the aging process. For these patients, breast lift, or mastopexy, can be performed in order to elevate and reestablish an appropriate breast position. As part of this procedure, uneven breast size or position can be corrected (see ‘Breast Asymmetry Correction’). Disproportionate enlargement of the areolae (pigmented skin around the nipples) can also be reduced. Some women may additionally be concerned with overall loss of breast volume. For these patients, breast augmentation can be combined with a breast lift to restore optimal breast size and position. These breast enhancement procedures can be performed at any age after natural breast development is complete.
Performed under general anesthesia in a State Licensed, Nationally Accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center (see ‘about Keystone Surgery Center’), a breast lift (or ‘mastopexy’) lasts 1 ½ to 2 hours and women are able to return home afterwards. Most women may return to work in 5 to 7 days. A breast lift procedure does not interfere with subsequent mammography and does not impede a woman’s ability to breast feed.
If you’ve ever wished for that youthful figure to return or for your breasts to be firmer and higher, than a breast lift may be the perfect procedure for you.
When considering breast lift surgery or indeed, any cosmetic procedure, be sure to select a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). As a board certified plastic surgeon with over 15 years of clinical practice experience and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery® ASAPS), Dr. Robert Kimmel welcomes the opportunity to help you achieve your goals and enjoy a happier, more confident lifestyle.