PROCEDURES / BREAST
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts—often seen as a result of pregnancy, weight loss, and natural aging. During the procedure excess skin is removed from the breast and the breast tissue and nipple areola is lifted into a more natural position. Sometimes a breast implant is used in conjunction with this procedure to give the breast more volume. Occasionally fat grafting is done, the fat obtained from the patient’s body by liposuction at the time of breast lift.
The decision to perform a breast lift is made at the time of a detailed initial consultation using the trUfit breast enhancement process. During the trUfit breast enhancement process patients are educated about the different incisional approaches used during a breast lift. These might involve a more limited vertical approach with a “lollipop” scar around the nipple areolar complex and a vertical extension to the natural fold beneath the breast or incorporating an additional horizontal scar within the natural horizontal breast fold. If an implant is necessary to produce the desired effect of upper breast fullness it is usually placed at the time of the breast lifting surgery in one stage. Occasionally, previously placed breast implants are removed, and the remaining breast appearance is enhanced by breast lifting without implant replacement. This is often when autologous fat grafting is performed to add to the cleavage areas of the upper and inner breast.
The operation is usually performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. At Harris Plastic Surgery we follow the latest evidence-based guidelines to ensure a safe and rapid recovery from breast lift surgery.