Oftentimes women come to the surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery unhappy with the appearance and fullness of their breasts. While breast augmentation with breast implants can increase fullness, some women may not desire or even need this kind of volume enhancement. Another option for women with such concerns is breast lift surgery.
A breast lift (mastopexy) can help restore a more lifted, youthful look to women whose breast have begun to sag due to the effects of age, pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss, and gravity. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the supporting tissue is tightened to move the breast to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Depending on the patient’s specific needs, one of our plastic surgeons may also reposition the areola and reduce the areola’s size if necessary.
The breast lift procedure places the breasts higher on the chest and creates a tighter and firmer appearance. Women who wish to enhance the size of their breasts as well and the position may opt for a breast augmentation with lift. Likewise, women with overly large breasts that have begun to sag can choose to have a breast reduction with lift. Many women also undergo breast lift surgery as a component of post-maternity breast and body reshaping, or cosmetic surgery after pregnancy. Plastic surgery after pregnancy is customizable to suit each woman’s needs and can include one or many of a series of procedures such as breast augmentation or breast reduction, tummy tuck, and/or liposuction.