Mastopexy, or as it is more commonly referred to as a breast lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to rejuvenate and return sagging breasts to a more youthful and attractive position. Pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, and having large breasts can all contribute to accelerating the aging process of the breasts and can cause premature or more excessive drooping of the breast tissues. Some women feel very self-conscious about the lower position of their breasts and the fact that they appear so different when they are naked versus when they are wearing a bra. In other words, many women wish to use mastopexy to restore their breasts to a more feminine and natural position. In some cases, the mastopexy procedure also includes repositioning the nipple and areolar complexes to enhance the new breast appearance.
The mastopexy procedure alone is not designed to enhance breast size, however, because in most cases only unneeded skin is removed and not breast tissue-the breasts appear more full and shapely. Many women want to both enhance their breast size as well as lift their breasts and so, in some cases, a combination breast augmentation with a mastopexy may be performed to achieve the desired results. If you are interested in learning more about breast lifting and breast augmentation procedures and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Terrasse today. His practice utilizes 3D photography by VECTRA to assist with surgical planning and to simulate your desired outcome.