A breast lift (breast lifting, mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts to give them a new form.

Several factors contribute to changes in the appearance of the breasts in women, such as:

     •     pregnancy
     •     breastfeeding
     •     weight change
     •     aging
     •     gravity

 

As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag.

A breast lift (mastopexy) is a cosmetic surgery performed by Dr. Cordoba in order to restore the beautiful natural appearance of sagging breasts (drooping). This operation can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple).

If your breasts are small or have lost volume after a pregnancy, breast implants may be inserted during a breast lift (mastopexy). Breast implants can increase both firmness and size of your breasts.

A breast lift can be combined with other cosmetic surgeries such as a breast augmentation with implants, nipples surgery, an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or a face surgery.

 

The best candidates for a breast lift (mastopexy) are:

     •     healthy
     •     emotionally stable
     •     women who have realistic expectations about what this type of surgery can accomplish

 

Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in women with heavy, large breasts. Mastopexy or breast lift will leave permanent, noticeable scars on the breasts.

After surgery, the breasts will be smaller than your current size. There are a variety of different surgical techniques used for the reshaping and lifting of the female breast.

 

Alternative treatments

One option would be not to have a breast lift (lifting or mastopexy).
There are other options such as a breast reduction (heavy and sagging breasts) or bras to raise your chest.