A breast lift, medically referred to as “mastopexy,” is designed to address concerns that millions of women face at some point in their lives: the collection of excess, inelastic skin among the breasts that results in a sagging appearance. Breast lift surgery removes the excess tissue and tightens the remaining skin, lifting the breasts to a higher position and giving them a firmer, more youthful look and feel. In many cases, a breast lift alone is all that is necessary to achieve a patient’s goals for breast rejuvenation. However, some individuals would like to improve signs of sagginess in addition to enhancing breast volume and fullness. In these instances, a breast lift can be performed in combination with breast augmentation to add volume and restore a youthful projection and firmness at the same time.
If you are experiencing breast ptosis (sagginess) and are uncertain whether breast implants will be necessary to achieve your ultimate goals, a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Charles Perry, MD, can help you determine the most ideal option. Individuals who would like significant enhancement of breast volume and size will likely not be able to achieve the results they desire with the breast lift by itself. In these cases, a breast lift with implants is often the right option for the patient’s needs. Those experiencing ptosis who are not interested in breast enlargement can typically benefit from a traditional breast lift, without the addition of breast implants. For women who are primarily concerned with enhancing volume but would also like to address a mild degree of ptosis, breast implants alone may be able to achieve a satisfactory “lifting” effect, depending on the current size of the breasts.
Ultimately, the most ideal procedure will depend on your unique anatomical characteristics and the goals you wish to achieve from treatment. Rest assured that all of Dr. Perry’s procedures are completely tailored to each individual’s needs in order to provide the most satisfactory (and natural-looking) results possible. If you would like to learn more about breast enhancement, please contact Chrysalis Cosmetics today.