Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Through aging, the skin loses elasticity and the breasts begin to appear lower on the body. A breast lift removes excess skin, raising the breasts to create a firmer and younger appearance. A breast lift may also be combined with breast implants or breast reduction surgery to restore or reduce breast volume as needed.
How the Breast Lift Works
There are three variations of incisions in the breast:
- An initial incision around the areola followed by a concentric incision around the initial one.
- An incision around the areola with another incision down the front of the breast beneath the areola to the fold of the breast (inframammary fold).
- An incision around the areola with another incision down the front of the breast beneath the areola to the fold, and horizontally along the fold of the breast.
Following the initial incision, excess breast tissue is removed to reshape the breast. If the skin has become less elastic, excess skin is also removed and the nipple and areola are positioned higher, tightening the surrounding skin.
Results are immediately noticeable. Swelling decreases during postoperative recovery and the lines on the breasts from the incisions will fade.
A breast lift does not alter the overall size of the breasts. For fuller-looking breasts, augmentation using implants may be recommended.
Visit our plastic surgery before and after photo gallery for more breast lift photos.
Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery in Eugene
Please call us at 541-687-8900 or send us an email with your questions about breast lift surgery with Dr. Daniel in Eugene. Our office is just north of downtown Eugene on Country Club Road and is conveniently located for residents in Corvallis, Springfield, Roseburg and Portland, Oregon.