Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) raises and reshapes sagging breasts. A breast lift can be performed with or without the insertion of breast implants, depending upon anatomical factors and patient preference.
Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of your breasts.
There are several design variations for breast lift surgery. The size and shape of your breasts and areolas, and extent of sagging are factors that will help determine the best technique for you.
If you and Dr. Jervis decide that it is desirable to enlarge your breasts at the same time as they are lifted, breast implants can be done at the same operation. Or if the patient is unsure, they can be inserted later.
A woman’s breasts often change over time. Loss of elasticity due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging. Breasts that have lost their firm, uplifted shape can affect a woman’s self-image and confidence.
Some women may be unhappy that they have lost a significant amount of breast volume over time. In such cases, implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase breast size at the same time as the shape and position of the breasts are enhanced.
While insurance companies are covering the cost of bypass & lap band surgery, they are not yet covering the cost of most post major weight loss excess skin issues. We celebrate a healthier weight but many feel even more uncomfortable with their bodies as they are left with flabby, excessive skin of the abdomen and/or torso areas, breasts, arms, and lower extremities, for which lifts and tucks may be able to correct.