What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is carried out to treat skin ptosis (sagging) that usually occurs in the chest as a result of aging, pregnancy, or substantial weight loss. The procedure has the ability to raise the breasts to a perkier, younger-looking position on the chest wall and reposition the nipples to enhance balance and symmetry in the bust.
Breast lift surgery can be carried out as a solo procedure, but for patients who want to address several issues at once, it can also be performed in tandem with a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or fat transfer procedure. While other breast procedures aim to address the shape and volume of the breasts, mastopexy focuses primarily on lifting sagging breasts and adjusting low-hanging nipples, elevating them to a more youthful position.
As the breasts start to sag below the inframammary fold — usually resulting from the aging process, pregnancy, nursing, or weight fluctuations — it can negatively impact the appearance of the chest, making it difficult for women to wear tops, swimwear, or lingerie. Following the surgery, most women find they have higher self-esteem and can expand their wardrobe options.