Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity can take their toll on a woman’s breasts over the years. As skin loses its elasticity, breasts can often lose their shape and firmness, and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, which is the darker skin that surrounds the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost their volume, breast implants inserted in conjunction with breast lift can increase both their firmness and size.
Benefits of a breast lift
As with other forms of cosmetic surgery, breast lifts can provide significant psychological and physical benefits, including increased self-esteem and improved self-confidence. Breast lifts may provide expanded wardrobe options for women who feel as if their choices for clothing, bras, and swimsuits are limited by breasts that have started to stretch or sag.