Breast Lift / Mastopexy

This condition often happen when breast feeding mothers allow the child to pull on the nipples when feeding for a long period for months or years. This will stretch the heavily milk filled breasts downwards. When the stretch is established it will remain permanent and the breasts sag. It can also occur when one with a moderate size breast suddenly lose weight drastically. This is also common in sporty women who exercise vigorously without proper sport bra. The breast lift surgery elevates the nipple and redistributes breast tissue to restore the breasts to a more youthful shape and position. The breasts are also tightened to provide the lift. Sometimes for small droopy breasts they can also be augmented with implants to make them appear bigger with better profile. Autologous fat from the tummy or thighs can also provide some bulk.

Mastopexy – The Surgical Procedure for Correction of Droopy Breast.

Droopy, saggy or ptosis of the breasts are often associated with very large breasts, those who do not wear a proper fitting bra when exercising or prolonged breast feeding allowing their infants to drag on the nipples when feeding. Repeated breast feeding many children can also result in droopy breasts. When this happens the shape of the once beautiful breasts becomes distorted with the nipples pointing downwards. When this deformity starts it may become progressive. There may be various degrees of droopiness. For the mild ptosis a good breast augmentation enhancement may correct the mild droop. Sometimes autologous fat transfer to prop up the upper pole of the saggy breasts combined with an upward advancement of the upper portion of the nipple-areolar complex may improve the appearance. For those with significant droopiness a surgical correction will be required. This will involve an upward shifting or advancement of the nipple-areolar complex and tightening of the residual breast tissues around it. The shape and contour will improve but there will be resultant surgical scars due to the complex shifting of the breast tissues. It would be better to prevent this from occurring rather than correcting it subsequently.