A breast lift is the strategic removal of skin of the lower breast pushing it upward creating a more useful perkiness that was lost either with multiple pregnancies, breast-feeding weight gain or weight loss. Also, with the lift if the areola – – or the darker tissue around the nipple, becomes widened usually with multiple breast-feedings. It can be reduced to a more aesthetic diameter with the breast lift.
Technically a breast augmentation or implant could possibly elevate the nipple 1cm or so but if the nipple points downward then in my opinion the only way the best way to regain that perkiness is with the surgical breast lift or mastopexy.
Over the years different techniques for achieving this have been attempted however in my opinion they have all fallen short of the gold standard which is the inverted T scar or the keyhole pattern of skin removal from the lower portion of the breast pushing it upward in creating a more youthful and sculpted and perky breast up higher on the chest.
It is essential to have a physical exam and in my opinion a mammogram prior to any breast surgery. The scars usually conceal very well especially if you adhere to our postoperative scar reduction regimen. Massage, silicone applications, ultrasound and red-light therapy have all been shown to be very effective in helping to reduce the visibility of the scars following extensive breast lift surgery.
It’s very common and very useful operation in our practice and you can see our aggressive results on that section of our website. Our before-and-after galleries are very extensive and exemplary of the benefit of transforming from saggy low breasts to perky firmer more aesthetic breasts. Therefore, in my opinion if a true lift is desired and potentially beneficial scarless does not exist.