While it may not be as commonly known as breast augmentation, a breast lift is still a great way for many women to improve the shape and youthfulness of their breasts. Plus, this procedure can be combined with breast augmentation for multiplied improvements in this area.
A mastopexy is the term for the most common type of breast lift, which repositions the nipple to be higher on the breast. However, there are other options for this procedure based on the shape of the breasts, the patient’s wants and needs and the surgeon’s preference.
In general, the breast lift raises the breasts to help them look perkier and more youthful. The surgeon does this by removing extra skin and tissues that have been stretched out in the past and by moving the nipple to a new location. However, this cannot add more volume to the breasts or increase the size.
Women become good candidates for breast lift surgery for many reasons. Outside of the natural aging process, the next most common reason why the breasts begin to droop is because of pregnancy and breastfeeding. This repeated filling of the breast tissues followed by depletion stretches out the tissues and makes them droop faster than usual. Additionally, women whose mothers have sagging breasts are more likely to have the same breast features themselves.
Breast lifts are done as outpatient surgeries, meaning that patients can typically head home on the same day as the procedure. During the procedure, our surgeon can reshape the underlying tissues of the breast, remove extra skin, reposition the nipple and areola and reduce the size of enlarged areolas.
A breast lift can refresh a woman’s look if she is unhappy with sagging, drooping breasts. There is no need to live with breasts that appear aged. Instead, this surgical procedure can reshape the breasts, creating a more youthful appearance and improving a woman’s self-image.
Make an appointment at the office of Dr. Kullamaa in Tallinn to learn more information about a breast lift. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!