A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that improves the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. Over time, the skin’s elasticity diminishes and ligaments can stretch, which can cause breasts to droop. Weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and hormonal changes can also contribute to this condition.
Sagging breasts can affect a woman’s confidence and self image, particularly when wearing form-fitting tops and bathing suits. A breast lift procedure can correct the drooping by removing excess skin, raising the tissue to make the breasts perkier, and in some cases, repositioning the nipple. The procedure offers several benefits to patients, including:
- Improved breast shape and contour
- A more youthful looking bust line and appearance
- Increased clothing and bathing suit options
While a breast lift procedure does not focus on increasing breast size and firmness, it can be performed in tandem with breast augmentation to meet those goals. Additionally, breast lifts are often performed with other cosmetic procedures as part of a Mommy Makeover.
Finding an experienced and understanding plastic surgeon is the first step in planning a breast lift. For nearly two decades, residents of Tampa, St Petersburg, Clearwater, Naples, and surrounding communities have relied on the expertise of Board Certified breast surgeon Dr. Daniel Greenwald of Bayshore Plastic Surgery, who has extensive breast lift experience. Dr. Greenwald was educated and trained at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, and the University of Chicago and he was named one of America’s Top Surgeons in 2009, 2010, and 2011 by the Consumer Research Council.