Breast Lift Surgery with Dr. Sean Mehr

If you are considering a breast lift…

Some women have unshapely, hanging breasts that are not overly large. These can be raised by methods similar to those used in breast reduction, but with resection only of the superficial portion of the excess skin. This procedure is termed “mastopexy.” For those with “empty” hanging breasts (often after pregnancy, breast-feeding, or weight loss), augmentation with an implant may be considered at the time of the uplift. Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts–at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume–for example, after pregnancy–breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. If you are considering a breast lift, this discussion will give you a basic understanding of the procedure–when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect. It can’t answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask Dr. Sean Mehr if there is anything about the procedure you don’t understand. Continue reading Breast Lift Surgery with Dr. Sean Mehr