As we age, the body undergoes a number of changes. For most women, a common change is found in the shape and overall appearance of the breasts. Over time the breast can begin to sag, which can also be attributed to weight loss or pregnancy. To improve the appearance of breasts that sag, many women choose to undergo a procedure known as mastopexy; commonly known as a breast lift.
In the medical sense, a breast is considered drooping, or ptosis, when the nipple is at or below the crease under the breast, or the inframammary fold. Since mastopexy results in tightened breast tissue, the breasts are often smaller following the procedure. As a result, a breast augmentation can be performed following the lift to return them to their normal size or make them larger.
Dr. Lane Smith is an expert in mastopexy procedures, and can perform it with or without implants. However, as you can see from the before and after gallery, a breast lift without implants results in a fuller, rounder, and more aesthetically pleasing breasts. If you have irregular or large nipples, they can be reshaped during the procedure as well, or repositioned so as to be better aligned.
Since every pair of breasts is different, Dr. Smith will determine the best lift technique with each individual case. The most common breast lift procedure is the “Vertical Mastopexy,” also known as the “lollipop lift,” so named for the lollipop-like scar that remains. Benelli lifts are also very popular at Smith Surgery. Dr. Smith prefers to use these methods because any scarring after the surgery is unlikely to show up in a bikini. Thankfully, scars will eventually fade, and there are ways to improve their appearance over time.
One of the biggest concerns found among women desiring a breast lift is the ability to breastfeed. Despite there being many different breast lift procedures, most patients will find they will be able to breastfeed after the surgery. Since a breast lift is significant surgery that may involve surgery to the nipple, there is always a risk of losing the ability to breastfeed. During your consultation, talk with Dr. Smith about your future plans to have children to ensure the best course of action is taken for your family.
As you scroll through the gallery, you can get an idea of the results of a breast lift for each unique breast shape and size. Every case is unique, and the technique used to lift the breast and improve its shape is dependent on the severity of the ptosis. To determine the best option, a consultation with Dr. Smith will be performed, during which he will assess your individual needs and answer any questions you may about the procedure.
Dr. Lane Smith is a mastopexy expert with numerous satisfied patients found all around the world. To schedule an appointment and discover how he can help you meet your goals, call (702)-838-2455 or contact us here.