What is Mastopexy?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure used to reshape and restore firmness to the breast contour. Extra skin is removed and surrounding tissue is tightened to support the breasts and give a profile that is more youthful and uplifted. A breast lift can also reduce enlarged areolas, which is often an effect of sagging breasts.
What is it not?
Breast lift surgery is not intended to significantly change the size of your breasts, so if your goal is fuller or smaller breasts, you may instead consider breast augmentation or reduction surgery.
Is Mastopexy right for me?
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
- Weight fluctuations
Breast lift surgery is a good option for you if:
- You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
- You don’t smoke
- You have realistic expectations
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag and have lost shape and volume
- Your breasts a have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
- When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
- Your nipples and areolas point downward
- And have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- One breast is lower than the other
Dr. Holland works closely with each patient to set realistic expectations and long-term success and happiness based on each individual’s body type, health history and lifestyle.
If you’re not sure if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift or have questions, we encourage you to give us a call, schedule a consultation and receive personal advice and care from Dr. Holland.
How much does Mastopexy cost?
The cost for mastopexy varies from practice to practice and with a handful of variables. During your consultation, you’ll want to make sure you are taking into account the following costs:
- Surgeon’s fee
- Hospital or surgical facility fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- Post-surgery garments
- Medical tests
Ok, I'm in. What should I expect?
Step 1: Schedule a consultation!
At your consultation, be prepared to discuss realistic expectations based on your unique build, genetics, history and lifestyle. You may be asked to get pre-surgical lab testing, medication evaluation and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Mastopexy does require anesthesia and you will receive specific pre- and post-operative instructions from your surgeon.