Breast Lift (Mastopexy) In Bay Area & San Francisco
Overview of Breast Lift Surgery
Various factors such as genetics, pregnancy, nursing, gravity, and aging all can have a negative impact on the shape of a woman’s breasts. Over time the skin and suspending tissues lose their elasticity. This coupled with a loss of breast volume results in sagging or drooping of the breasts. A breast lift or mastopexy (as surgeons call it) is a procedure designed at raising the nipple back to a higher position and to reshape the sagging breast. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of a large or widened areola (the colored skin surrounding the nipple). The major drawback of this operation is the scaring which is much more significant than the small scars of augmentation and very similar to the scars associated with a breast reduction. The smallest breast lifts involve a scar that circles the areola with most lifts requiring this scar along with a vertical extension from the areola down to the breast fold (commonly referred to as the lollipop scar due to its shape). Very droopy breasts may require an additional incision along the lower breast crease (commonly referred to as the anchor scar). Ultimately you and your surgeon will work together to determine what is best for you.