What is Mastopexy?

This is the technical term for breast lift

 

What does it do?

 

It is an operation to treat breasts that:

  •  sag but are proportion to the body’s frame
  •  have lost firmness and/or skin elasticity
  •  when unsupported, the nipple falls below the breast crease, or points downward
  •  have stretched skin and an enlarged areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple)
  •  it can be combined with an implant to further improve contour

 

What won’t it do?

  • enlarge the  breasts (without an implant)
  •  it will not round out the upper part of the breasts (without an implant)

 

Who is a candidate?

  • healthy individuals who do not have conditions that impair healing
  • non-smokers
  • patients that have a positive outlook and specific goals to improve body contour

 

Safety:

By making the decision to consult with your plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

 

Your Surgeon, your choice:

Choosing to have cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery is an important decision; so is selecting a plastic surgeon.

 

Board Certification – Not all physicians who perform plastic surgery or who use the title “plastic surgeon” are board certified.

 

Privileges – Your surgeon should have operating privileges at an accredited, local hospital for the same procedure you plan to have performed – even if that surgeon suggests your procedure be performed in an accredited office – based surgical facility or at an ambulatory surgery center.