Breast lift PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURE IN MONTREAL
A breast lift — also known as mastopexy — is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts.
You might choose to have a breast lift if your breasts sag or your nipples point downward. A breast lift might also boost your self-image and self-confidence.
A breast lift won’t significantly change the size of your breasts. However, a breast lift can be done in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction.
WHY IT’S DONE
As you get older, your breasts change — losing elasticity and firmness. There are many causes for these kinds of breast changes, including:
- Pregnancy. During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get fuller and heavier.
This stretching might contribute to sagging breasts after pregnancy — whether or not you breast-feed your baby.
- Weight fluctuations. Changes in your weight can cause your breast skin to stretch and lose elasticity.
- Gravity. Over time, gravity causes ligaments in the breasts to stretch and sag.
A breast lift can reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples and the darker area surrounding the nipples (areolae).
The size of the areolae can also be reduced during the procedure to keep them in proportion to the newly shaped breasts.
YOU MIGHT CONSIDER A BREAST LIFT IF:
- Your breasts sag — they’ve lost shape and volume, or they’ve gotten flatter and longer
- Your nipples — when your breasts are unsupported — fall below your breast creases
- Your nipples and areolae point downward
- Your areolae have stretched out of proportion to your breasts
- One of your breasts falls lower than the other
ARE SAGGING BREASTS INEVITABLE AFTER BREAST-FEEDING?
Research has shown that breast-feeding does not negatively affect breast shape or volume.
During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get fuller and heavier. This stretching might contribute to sagging breasts after pregnancy — whether or not you breast-feed your baby. Sagging breasts might be more noticeable with each subsequent pregnancy.
Other factors also contribute to sagging breasts, including aging and smoking — both of which reduce skin elasticity. Being overweight, losing a significant amount of weight and having large breasts can have a similar effect.
Don’t let a fear of sagging breasts stop you from breast-feeding. To help maintain the appearance of your breasts at any stage of life, make healthy lifestyle choices. Include regular physical activity in your daily routine and maintain a healthy weight. Eat a healthy diet. If you smoke, ask your doctor to help you quit.