A mastopexy procedure is also also known as a breast lift. It is normal for breasts to sag as a woman ages and goes through life events, such childbirth and breastfeeding. While breast ptosis is not inherently dangerous or unhealthy, it can create many disturbing psychoemotional issues in the woman’s mind. These issues can turn into psychogenic pain syndromes, which can definitely influence the general health of the patient, both physically and emotionally.
This guide provides a sensible overview of a variety of breast uplift techniques, including their indications and benefits.
Full or Modified Mastopexy
There are an ever growing number of surgical procedures used to raise and firm ptotic breast tissue. These operations range from minimally invasive mini-lifts to full breast reshaping operations using several large incisions.
The 2 categories of lifts include modified breast lifts and full mastopexy procedures.
Full Breast Lifts are more invasive and are used to correct severe to extreme breast ptosis.
Modified breast lifts include these common procedures used to raise and firm mild to moderate breast ptosis.
Breast Lift Long Term Goals
Breast lifts are surgical specialties which require excellent operative skills, as well as an artistic eye. Since the breast will continue to change from the effects of age and lifestyle, the plastic surgeon must create a result which will look good now and in the future. This requires extensive training and experience. The doctor must be very intuitive to how the breast will heal and how it will continue to evolve from the progression of normal age-related changes.
No breast lift can offer truly permanent results which will make the breast immune to gravity or age, but a good procedure will fix the ptosis problems of today, while helping to prevent the ptosis issues of tomorrow.
Remember to speak to your surgeon regarding the long-term prognosis for your planned procedure, prior to surgery. Some women change their minds about which approach they desire, once they learn that results of a less invasive modified lift are likely to be far more temporary than a more drastic breast lift procedure.
Breast Lift Can Achieve Excellent Results
Planning this cosmetic surgery procedure is one of the most important steps in achieving the look and feel you want for your new breasts. Spending time to think about your options carefully and talking to a number of surgeons is always advised, when considering a breast lift operation.
There seems to be an endless stream of choices for women who desire firmer, more upright breasts. Choosing the correct lift procedure, as well as the potential add-on of an breast augmentation or breast reduction procedure, will create a vast array of possible surgical options. Here is where you really need to trust the knowledge and experience of your chosen doctor.
Your expert cosmetic surgeon will help to advise you on the best method of achieving your expectations while minimizing scarring and damage to the breast tissue.
A well done lift procedure can be a truly life changing experience for a woman suffering from ptotic breasts. Although the physical changes will be significant, the positive changes inside her mind and spirit will far surpass the anatomical changes to her body.
Detailed articles about the psychological aspects of aesthetic surgery can be found in our psychology of cosmetic surgery section.