A breast lift or mastopexy can restore the firmness and shape of your breasts.
A woman’s breast change over time and lose their youthful firmness and shape. The breast’s skin and supporting ligaments stretch and sag allowing the breast to appear droopy and the nipple complex to point downward. These changes can result from pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations, aging, and gravity. Heredity may also be a factor and the breast shape may never have been what is considered ideal.
A breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola (pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) has become enlarged. This can be reduced to the appropriate size during a breast lift. The rejuvenated breast enhances the female figure with a breast profile that is more youthful, uplifted and firm.
The type of breast lift or mastopexy diagramed here is a full or anchor lift. There are a variety of breast lifts that can be performed depending on the extent of loose skin, where the skin is loose and desired nipple position. The solution may be anything from a simple crescent incision above the areola to the full anchor incision as shown above. During you consultation at either the Scottsdale or Mesa, Arizona office, you can discuss your options with Dr. Wesley G. Wilson and a surgical plan will be customized for you.
When the skin is tightened the breast becomes more compact and will no longer spill out of or bulge out of a bra like it used to. The perception is that the breast is smaller. A breast lift will raise the nipple and remove sag but does not add fullness or size to the upper portion of the breast. If a fuller or larger breast is desired a breast implant can be placed along with the breast lift to obtain the desired size
A breast lift or mastopexy takes about 1 – 2.5 hrs in the operating room. Recovery takes 24-48 hrs with full movement in 3-5 days. Swelling can persist for 2-3 weeks. Scars are will fade in about 6 months and can take up to 1 full year to look their best.