Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
What is Mastopexy?
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is an increasingly popular option for women who want to improve the appearance of sagging breasts. Plastic surgery techniques applied in breast lift surgery work to tighten and reshape existing tissue for a more youthful looking bust line. Women who can benefit from breast lift surgery may be looking to improve:
- Drooping breasts due to loss of shape or volume
- Elongated or flattened breasts
- Downward pointing and/or enlarged areolas
- One breast that is lower than the other
Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
Whatever a woman's personal reasons for surgery, the most successful candidates for breast lift are generally healthy, non-smokers, with realistic expectations of what a breast lift can do. Breasts will appear lifted, firmer and their size may change slightly, but a breast lift alone will not create significant fullness in the upper part of the breast. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction to be performed with a breast lift.
Learn more about breast lift surgery at Virginia Mason by calling (206) 223-6831 to schedule a private, personalized consultation.