Breast Lift

Breast lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a common procedure done in the United States. One should consider the breast lift pros and cons, in addition to breast lift risk and the breast lift cost before making a final decision of whether to get a breast lift.

Over time, a woman’s breasts change. They may lose their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity, and heredity.


The breast lift, a surgical procedure also known as a mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. If the colored area of your nipple, or areola, becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

Breast Lift Pros and Cons

There are some things a breast lift won’t do, however, Breast lift surgery will not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, or prefer them to look smaller, you may want to think about either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery. Breast lift surgery is something you should undertake only for your own reasons and not to conform to someone else’s ideal image or desires.

A breast lift is a good option for you if you’re healthy and maintain a stable weight, don’t smoke, you have realistic expectations, you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume, your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous. Other things that may make you feel you want a mastoplexy include if your breasts are unsupported, and your nipples fall below the breast crease, or your nipples and areolas point downward, or you have stretched skin and enlarged areolas, or you have one breast lower than the other.

Breast Lift Risk

As with any surgery, there is risk of complications. Infection or adverse reactions to anesthesia are a danger. Excessive bleeding can happen. After healing, some permanent scarring can remain. When the surgical team takes proper precautions, complications are typically minimized or prevented.

Costs vary over a wide range depending on a great many variables. These include the skill and reputation of the surgeon, the region where the surgeon is located, the type and extent of the procedure, and various other factors. It is impossible to give an accurate idea of how much it will cost. About 93,000 breast lift procedures were performed in 2005, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

To find out if you are a good candidate for a breast lift, consult with a plastic surgeon in your area today.


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Dr. Randal Haworth

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