Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast lift is the procedure that elevated the nipple –areola complex in patients with droopy breasts whether it is the result of weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding or simply aging. This surgery is designed to elevate the nipple and tighten the skin. It does not however increase the volume or give upper pole fullness. In a subset of patients that also desire more fullness this surgery can be combined with breast augmentation. Very frequently both surgeries are performed at the same time with excellent results and patient satisfaction. None the less, in a small group of patients with poor skin and soft tissue quality or other medical co-morbidities it is usually advised to stage the two surgeries to minimize any chances of complications. Also some patients with very mild ptosis (droopiness) achieve great results by only breast augmentation. This would be decided during your consultation with Dr. Hakimi.
There are several techniques to perform breast lift each with different scar pattern such as but not limited to “donut, anchor and lollipop” respectively referring to “circumareolar, wise patter and vertical” breast lift. Based on your skin quality, age, current and desired breast size and how much nipple elevation you need Dr. Hakimi will recommend the best method to achieve your goals. As in any body lift procedures, patient’s weight must be stable and there must be a plan for maintenance around the same weight. Any weight gain or loss could alter and lessen the aesthetic outcome.