Mastopexy vs Mastopexy with Breast Augmentation By Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons on June 27, 2022

A mastopexy, more commonly known as breast lift, is a popular procedure for those wanting to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing breast profile and position. Breast lifts with or without breast augmentation restore feminine proportions that are lost as a result of aging, pregnancy, or weight fluctuation. 

During a breast lift, the existing breast tissue is reshaped. Excess skin is removed and the surrounding tissue is tightened to provide the breast with a lifted and improved contour. The nipple is often repositioned during a breast lift as well and the areola can be reduced. Check out our photo gallery to see the results of mastopexy.

When considering the procedure, many women wonder how long they can expect their breast lift to last.  For some, the results of a mastopexy can last a long time while others may want or need minor revisions after only a few years. To say how long results last from a typical breast lift surgery is dependent upon many factors such as age, genetics, health and dietary habits, as well as surgical techniques. One should keep in mind, that the breast tissue goes through many changes during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight gain and loss.  Therefore, to maximize the results of a breast lift, many opt to seek a breast lift after they have finished having children, stopped breastfeeding, and have achieved their weight goals.

Women considering a breast lift may also want to know if there is anything else they can do to create a more aesthetically pleasing breast shape. Often breast augmentation is done in conjunction with a mastopexy to acheive improved volume and shape of the breast.  Having a breast augmentation with a lift, which is called an augmentation/mastopexy, will give you some upper breast fullness along with repositioning sagging breasts and nipple areas.  Check out our photo gallery of breast augmentation and augmentation/mastopexy.

Each procedure offers its own set of unique advantages and disadvantages. You must understand that a breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breast and will not correct drooping breasts. Unlike breast augmentation, a breast lift focuses primarily on breast position and will not increase the size of your bust.

Dr Grasee and Dr Bergman will talk to you about your expectations from your breast lift surgery and the outcomes they have seen in their own practices.  They can help you decide on your personal breast lift plan. Every person is different as are their results.

Contact us to schedule a consultation. Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons provides a supportive environment in which you can feel at ease to discuss your goals. Our physicians, Dr. Elizabeth Grasee and Dr. Debra Bergman, will help you decide the best course of action to achieve the desired outcome for your mastopexy. We are committed to guiding you towards a solution that aligns with your personal preferences and maintains your health.

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