Breast Lift / Mastopexy: Virginia Bethesda MD
Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts as the skin loses its elasticity. The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy women who have sagging breasts. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in heavy breasts.
Breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts-at least, for a time. No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume, breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy can increase both their fullness and size.
Mastopexy is performed as an outpatient procedure. In this operation, incisions are made around the nipple and up to the base of the breast, “lollipop incision”. Working through these incisions, excess skin from the lower section of the breast is removed. The nipple, areola, and underlying breast tissue are moved up to a higher more youthful position. Sutures close the wounds under the breast and around the nipple area.
After surgery, pain is controlled easily by medication which will subside in a day or two. The objective of mastopexy is higher, well contoured breasts. Mastopexy scars are permanent, however, since incisions are made around and below the nipples, scars should not be noticeable even in low cut clothing.
For a breast lift in Virginia or Bethesda MD contact board certified plastic surgeon Khalique Zahir.