BREAST LIFT (Without Implants)
Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
After your doctor makes the incisions the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness; the nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height; if necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter; and the excess breast skin is removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.
Some incision lines resulting from breast lift are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts. Sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape may be used to close the skin.
The results of your breast lift surgery are immediately visible. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and incision lines will fade.