A woman’s breasts may change in shape and size with time. Breasts may appear to become saggy and deflated. These changes may occur due to a number of contributing factors, such a pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, changes in skin elasticity, gravity, and heredity.
Breast lift (Mastopexy), is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The operation itself is similar to the breast reduction surgery, however, without the removal of a large volume of breast tissue. The areola and nipple are repositioned above the inframammary fold and the breast is reshaped. The nipple is never detached from breast so sensation and function remain. Oftentimes, Dr. Crabtree may use an implant to further improve the appearance of the breast. Choose breast lift to:
- Restore and rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and nursing
- Reposition and elevate the nipples
- Reduce the size of the areolas
- Reposition, reduce and elevate sagging breasts
- Restore a more youthful look to breasts
In the initial consultation, Dr. Crabtree will use the time to get to know you, learn about your expectations and discuss a plan to achieve your goals. He will discuss the variables of the surgery and create a custom approach for your procedure. Together you will decide if combining an augmentation with your breast lift will better achieve your goals. Prior to surgery you will have a good understanding of the procedure, plan and recovery.