What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
Time can take its toll on the firmness and elasticity of a woman’s breasts. Factors ranging from pregnancy and nursing to the force of gravity can make breasts lose their shape and firmness, causing them to sag. Performed at our surgical facilities in Rochester, breast lift, medically known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that can be used to raise and re-contour breasts that have begun to sag. Our board certified plastic surgeons can also use the breast lift procedure to reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin that surrounds the nipple.
Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift?
If your breasts are smaller or have lost volume due to pregnancy or other factors, our Rochester physicians can insert breast implants in conjunction with breast lift surgery to increase your breasts’ firmness and size.
Breast Lift Surgery
At The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester, breast lift techniques vary, but in our most common mastopexy procedure, we make an anchor-shaped or vertical limited incision that follows your breast’s natural contour, outlining the area of skin that will be removed and defining the location where the nipple will be repositioned. We then remove the excess skin during the breast lift procedure, and move the nipple and areola to the higher position. Finally, we bring the skin surrounding the areola down and together to reshape the breast, and close the incisions with stitches.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about our Rochester-area breast lift options, contact us today to schedule a consultation at The Plastic Surgery Group of Rochester.
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