Several things may cause the breasts to sag such as: natural aging, weight changes, pregnancy, and of course, genetics. Dr. Maggi may sometimes recommend a breast lift (Mastopexy) to correct or adjust the position of the nipples and/ or breast tissue hanging below the breast fold.
The breast lift can be done as a stand alone procedure or combined with an augmentation when a dramatic restoration of upper breast fullness is desired. The surgery that combines a Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation is called Augmentation Mastopexy.
Candidates for breast lift may have:
- elongated breasts
- skin laxity
- one breast lower than the other
- oversized areolas (the darker skin around the nipple)
Women seeking a breast lift wish to regain the projection that they had in their youth. As we age, the breast skin and ligaments that hold the breast to the muscle beneath, become stretched and weak. There are a variety of breast lift techniques that are performed to tighten and lift the breast. Common terms used are: crescent lift, lollipop or vertical lift and then there is the inverted T shaped incision that is also referred to as the anchor incision.
Dr. Maggi specializes in the Breast Lift Augmentation procedure. Which option is best for the individual patient will be determined at consultation. At that time you will know if a lift is necessary, what technique is necessary, and you will have a clear understanding of risks, recovery and expectations. The Mastopexy, or breast lift procedure, whether combined with breast augmentation procedure or alone, is performed in our private surgery center under general anesthesia in an out patient setting.
The Balance Procedure is a procedure that is similar in many regards to a breast lift augmentation. This technique lifts the breast to create an enhanced shape and the incision sites can be similar to the breast lift. The Balance Procedure removes displaced or excessive tissue from below the fold of the breast, lifts the skin to a pleasing location and adds youthful fullness through the use of a saline or gel implants. This improves upper pole fullness and cleavage. To learn more about the Balance Procedure click here.