The surgeon can also remove extra skin around your breast and reduce the size of your areola — the colored circle around your nipple.
Aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight gain or loss can cause sagging breasts. You might want to have this surgery if your breasts have started to sag or droop.
With lifting your breast, you will of course loose a bit of your current size.
If you want to keep or even make them bigger, you can combine the mastopexy with an breast augmentation.
Your personal medical advisor will give you all the details you need to know for your case.
Before your procedure, your surgeon will probably ask you to stop taking certain medications and blood thinner. If you are a smoker, you’ll need to stop smoking about four weeks before your procedure. Smoking can interfere with your body’s ability to heal after surgery. It can cause serious wound-healing problems such as loss of your nipple or breast skin.
In general, the surgery involves these steps:
- You’ll be marked by the surgeon in the standing position to determine the new lifted position of the nipple on your breast.
- You’ll get medicine called anesthesia to relax you and relieve pain. You’ll be asleep during the surgery. This is called general anesthesia.
- The surgeon will make an incision (cut) around the areola. The cut will usually extend down the front of your breast, from the bottom of the areola to the crease. It may also extend along the sides of the areola.
- The surgeon will lift and reshape your breasts. Afterward, the surgeon will move your areolas to the correct position on the new breast shape, and may also reduce their size.
- The surgeon will remove any extra skin to give your breasts a firmer appearance.
- Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions with stitches, sutures, skin adhesives, or surgical tape. Surgeons usually try to place incisions in parts of the breast where they will be less visible.
You may decide to have breast implants at the same time as a breast lift. An implant can increase the size or fullness of your breasts.
More informations about implants you will find here.