Breast Lift

The effects of aging and childbirth will eventually cause changes in every woman’s ideal figure.  If you are considering the option of a mastopexy (more commonly referred to as a breast lift) to correct sagging or changes in the shape of your breasts, you are in the company of most women!  According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 70 % of breast lift procedures are completed on women between the ages of 30 and 54.

A breast lift tightens and tones the breast tissue by removing excess skin and lifting the breast to a more natural projection. A breast lift reshapes and repositions the areola and nipple. This procedure is often done in conjunction with a breast augmentation that uses breast implants to increase the volume of the breasts.

Breast lifts have become more common in the last decade, increasing by 70% since the year 2000.  A lift can rejuvenate your figure without drastically changing your breast size and may be a preferred alternative to breast augmentation for several reasons:

When may a Breast Lift be right for you?

  • Your breasts sag and have lost shape and volume.
  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape.
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease.
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward.
  • One breast is lower than the other breast.

Aging and childbirth are not the only precursors to the need for a breast lift. Weight loss may also cause unwanted sagging which can be corrected by a mastopexy. If you have excess skin or sagging due to significant weight loss, a consultation with Dr. Reynolds can help you determine if a breast lift procedure is a good option for you.

Schedule a time to meet with Dr. Reynolds at Reynolds Plastic Surgery to fully discuss the options you should consider in a mastopexy.