Dr. Kevin Tehrani is a board certified plastic surgeon and a New York breast lift specialist.
What is a breast lift?
Women’s breasts change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These loss of elasticity can be attributed to pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging and heredity. Breast lift, boob lift, or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts, and rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted. Breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple).
A breast lift is recommended for patients who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts, and have realistic expectations. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the remaining tissue is repositioned repositioning the remaining tissue to enhance the shape and the contour of the breast. Breast lift does not increase the volume of the breasts, but it can be done in conjunction with breast augmentation where breast implants are inserted to make small, sagging breasts bigger and firmer.
Breast Lift: Before and After Images
Who is a candidate for breast lift?
Candidates for breast lift include women who have sagging breasts (nipples and areolas point downwards), or stretched skin and less volume in their breasts because of pregnancy and nursing. Women who have one breast lower than the other are good candidates for a breast lift, as well.
The Breast Lift Procedure
Individual factors and personal preferences determine the specific technique selected to lift your breasts. Breast lift techniques vary, but the most common involves a limited or short scar procedure which avoids an incision under the breast. A short scar breast lift focuses on the area immediately beneath the nipple. An incision is made that runs downwards from the areola all the way to the crease where the breast meets the chest. Skin is removed around this incision and a firmer breast is the result. The amount of lift is directly proportional to the amount of skin removed, and this technique is about minimizing the skin loss (and hence the scarring). At times, an anchor shaped incision may be required to reshape the breast skin. After excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the appropriate position and the breast is reshaped.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
Some of the benefits of associated with a breast lift are:
- Correction of drooping breasts.
- Breast lift can restore your youthful appearance.
- A breast lift will surely increase your self confidence.
- A breast lift can also increase your clothing options.
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