Many women, following the birth of their children and or breast-feeding, find that their breasts have deteriorated in terms of size, shape, and feel. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts tend to lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag.
Even without pregnancies however, the effects of time, gravity, and alternate weight gain and loss, can all take their toll. Occasionally, unfortunate young ladies who have not had children or even extreme changes in weight develop breasts which are inherently droopy or sagging.
In contrast to the mastopexy procedure, the main aim of the breast augmentation and breast reduction procedures is to change the size or volume of the breast. A breast uplift or mastopexy, however is a surgical procedure to reshape and raise sagging breasts without altering the overall volume of the breast. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
The results of this cosmetic breast surgery are usually excellent and you can expect less drooping of your breast with nipples in a higher position and a fuller shape in the upper half of your breast. It is important to note however that although immediately after surgery, your new breast will be apparent, the final shape will take approximately six months to fully emerge.
Every effort will be made to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. Still, it’s important to remember that mastopexy scars can be extensive and are permanent. Fortunately however, the scars can usually be placed so that you can wear even low cut tops without these being visible.
Your satisfaction with a breast uplift is likely to be greater if you understand the procedure thoroughly and your expectations are realistic. Whilst a well performed mastopexy offers you many years of rejuvenated, younger looking breasts, it is important to remember that your breast won’t keep firm and pert forever. With time and age, ultimately, gravity will always win the battle.