The natural processes of aging can cause your skin to slowly lose elasticity and allow breast tissues to give in to the effects of gravity. At the same time chances in your breast tissues from pregnancy and breastfeeding can also alter the shape of your breasts.
A mastopexy procedure, more commonly known as a breast lift, has been growing in popularity in recent years. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that breast lifts are performed twice as often as breast augmentation procedures.
The surgery effectively raises the breasts by removing excess skin while also tightening the surrounding tissues. This reshapes each breast and renews support.
Your surgeon’s incision strategy will vary based on your current breast shape and the end result you would like to achieve. In some cases, an incision can be made around the areola of each breast to adjust placement and size. They can then make an incision down from the areola to the base of the breast to remove skin. This will help to tighten and lift the breast.
Another type of incision strategy adjusts the areola and includes a vertical incision down from the breast crease followed by a horizontal incision.
Whenever possible your surgeon will try to make the incisions in a natural crease in the breast. In time the incision lines will start to fade naturally.
If you are interested in a breast lift procedure or you would like to schedule a consultation, please feel free to call us at 801-373-4300 to schedule an appointment.