Support and lifting bras can temporarily uplift a saggy bustline, but once the bra is removed, the breasts return to their lower position. Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is the only way to reposition the breast back to where it belongs.
Breast lift surgery scars mirror those of a breast reduction, so you should keep that in mind when considering this procedure. However, many plastic surgeons have starting using short-scar techniques, so the scars are smaller. Additionally, if you want to add size or volume during your lift, your doctor can also insert an implant for a fully rejuvenated look.
On the day of surgery, you plastic surgeon will mark where you incisions will be made before anesthesia is administered. During the procedure, he or she will make one of three possible incisions, depending on the degree of excess skin and how much lifting needs to be done: just around the areola, around the areola and down to the breast crease, or around the areola and down to and along the breast crease. Once the incision is made, your doctor will lift and reshape the tissue to give your breasts a natural look, removing any excess skin necessary.
When you wake from surgery, you’ll find your breasts feeling firm and swollen, and you’ll be able to see their new positioning.
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