A Mastopexy is the clinical term used to describe a Breast Uplift, a procedure carried out to correct the appearance and shape of sagging breasts by elevating the position and enhancing their contour.
Patients commonly seek advice about a Mastopexy if the breasts have begun to sag following pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or even because the breasts have naturally developed this way during puberty. The Mastopexy procedure can be performed in isolation however it is commonly carried out alongside a Breast Augmentation where an implant is inserted to achieve a fuller looking breast.
A Mastopexy is typically carried out under General Anaesthetic, tissue is removed, the areola is repositioned and the breast is elevated to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Breast Uplift surgery is a permanent option to correct the appearance of sagging breasts however it is important to understand that the natural ageing process, future pregnancies and weight loss can cause the breasts to sag once again so it is sensible to consider this prior to surgery.