What problems can a breast lift solve?
With age, the tissues of the human body lose their elasticity, the skin of the face and body changes and loses its youthful beauty and elasticity. The face and chest are the first to show age – it drops and changes shape. Since every woman strives to keep her youth as long as possible, breast lift is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the world. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast lift surgeries have increased by 70% since 2000, outpacing breast implant surgery by a factor of 2.
A breast lift lifts the breasts by removing excess skin and gathering surrounding tissues, allowing for reshaping and maintaining the new contour of the breasts. With the help of a breast lift (mastopexy), you can correct the height of the breast, its contour, volume and density. At the same time, the possibility of breastfeeding in the future remains. Also, breast lift can reduce areolas that have grown over time.
What types of breast lift are there?
Depending on how much your breasts have sunk, the Plastic Surgery Center may offer you several options for a breast lift:
• In the first degree of ptosis (breast prolapse), when the nipple is at the level of the inframammary fold, a circular breast lift is possible. In this case, the surgeon makes an incision in the area of the pigment part of the nipple. The scar around the areola is as cosmetic and invisible as possible, and if necessary, it can be hidden by tattooing.
• In the second degree of ptosis, when the nipple is 1-3 cm below the inframammary fold, but above the lower pole of the breast, vertical mastopexy is possible. The doctor makes an incision around the areola and the vertical plane. After such a tightening, the scar is also hardly noticeable.
• In the third degree of prolapse of the mammary glands, when the nipple is more than 3 cm below the inframammary fold and directed downwards, an inverted “T” mastopexy is possible. In this case, the surgeon makes a vertical and horizontal incision (in the form of an inverted T).
Below is a video that clearly explains how the breast lift procedure is performed:
What a breast lift cannot do
A breast lift cannot significantly change the size of your breasts or round out your upper chest.
If you want your breasts to look fuller, a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation surgery is more effective.
If you want to reduce the size of your breasts, then a breast lift must be accompanied by a reduction (breast reduction surgery).
Are there visible scars after surgery?
Usually, scars after a lift are almost invisible. Scar formation depends on the body’s tendency to hypertrophic and keloid formations. Subject to all the doctor’s recommendations, the scar may be generally invisible to the eye.