A number of factors, such as loss of the skin's elasticity, natural aging, pregnancy, breast-feeding or weight-loss, can all have a negative effect on a woman's contours, leaving her breasts pendulous or saggy.
A Breast Lift (mastopexy) is a procedure whereby the surgeon removes excess skin and fatty tissue, lifting the breast higher on the chest wall for a less saggy, more firm appearance. There are no special risks that affect future pregnancies - mastopexy usually doesn't interfere with breast-feeding. The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts.
The surgery is performed under local anesthesia plus sedation or general anesthesia, and can last abort 2-3 hours. It requires an individual approach particularly concerning the desired size after the surgery. There are various ways that a breast lift is performed. The surgeon will discuss them with you to help you choose the best option.
The Breast Lift brings about very good visual results, however, scars will be present. The scars will mature, fade, and soften within 12 months. Many scars become nearly invisible, but others may become wide and raised. Sustainability of the Breast Lift results - from a few to several years- depends on the breast size, skin elastisity, possible future pregnancy and weight fluctuations.
The Breast Lift does not enhance the size of a woman's breasts. However it is certainly possible to combine a Breast Lift with a Breast Enlargement.