Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, at my Sacramento plastic surgery center is a wonderful way to lift, firm, and reshape breasts that sag or droop due to age, motherhood, or weight fluctuations. During the procedure, I remove excess skin, reposition the underlying breast tissues, and lift the entire breast and nipple higher to provide patients with their desired results.
During your initial consultation, I will listen carefully to your aesthetic goals and work with you to create a treatment plan that will fit your needs. I design each breast lift procedure to address each patient’s unique patterns of aging and volume loss.
Your Breasts Change with Age
As you age, your breast tissue and structure begin to lose firmness and fullness. One of the main causes of these types of changes in the breasts is from a natural decline in estrogen. This causes the skin and breast tissue to become less hydrated and elastic. Other common changes that occur because of natural aging include:
- Stretch marks
- Downward pointing nipples
- Sagging skin
- Wider space between the breasts
A breast lift can restore a youthful shape and feel to the breasts. It can also reposition the nipple and areola to a higher location on the breast, providing you with a more youthful appearance.
Significant Weight Loss
Excess fat can cause skin and muscle to become stretched and loose. This means that if you’ve lost a significant amount of fat, any loose skin around your breasts will remain. After losing weight, the last thing a woman wants is to feel like she has to cover up certain parts of her body. Many women seek a breast lift to reclaim this one last part of their body that makes them feel uncomfortable or insecure. Radiance by WebMD offers some helpful information about plastic surgery after weight loss if you’re considering a breast lift, tummy tuck, or other procedures.
After pregnancy, some women find that their breasts do not return to their original shape, even after they have finished breastfeeding. A breast lift can restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure. I usually advise my patients to wait until they are finished having children to get the procedure because additional pregnancies can compromise your results. Read more about timing your breast augmentation or lift after pregnancy in our related blog post.
Sagging breasts can deter women from wearing certain clothes and doing certain activities. Your breasts should not hold you back from living your life. A breast lift has helped untold numbers of women feel more self-confident and comfortable in their own skin. Additionally, a breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation to further enhance your figure and provide you with more comprehensive results.
Check out our gallery of real patient photos to get a better idea of your potential with a breast lift. If you want to learn more about your breast lift options from one of the top plastic surgeons in the Sacramento area, request a consultation online or call our office at (916) 929-1833.