Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Over time, women’s breasts can begin to droop and lose volume due to aging, decreased skin elasticity, pregnancy, or dramatic weight loss. At our practice, we offer breast lift surgery, also called breast mastopexy, to help women regain the youthful shape, firmness, and volume of their breasts. Breast lift can often be performed in conjunction with breast enlargement to increase volume while elevating the bust line.

The Breast Lift Procedure

Depending on the unique circumstances of the case, breast lift surgery is customized to fit the needs and desired surgical outcome of the patient. During surgery, Dr. Holzman’s goal is to keep scarring as minimal as possible and to achieve results that will withstand the effects of further aging for as long as possible. There are several techniques for mastopexy, which are determined by the amount of lift required, skin factors, nipple position, and other procedures planned at the same time. Overall the results are very satisfying, generally long lasting, and require a minimum of down time.

Generally a mastopexy is done with at least some other technique besides just removing extra skin.  Many patients require liposuction of the lateral chest wall to achieve better contour of the overall chest appearance.  Often, one breast is larger than the other, necessitating a small reduction on that side. If the patient would like to increase the volume of her breasts, Dr. Holzman can enhance the lift using breast implants placed below the chest muscle to achieve a more dramatic increase in size and firmness. The latest technology and technique for increasing superior pole volume in patients undergoing breast lift now includes fat transfer. This is a process whereby fat is removed from one part of the body, processed on the field, and then re-injected into the upper portions of the breast to give this area and the whole breast a more youthful look.

Results of Breast Lift – Youthful and Natural

Women who undergo breast lift surgery generally achieve noticeable improvements in the appearance of their breasts. The bust line is lifted, the shape of the breasts is more youthful-looking and firm, and for those who chose to simultaneously augment their lift with breast implants, a significant increase in breast volume is accomplished.

Contact us today for more information about breast lift surgery or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Holzman.