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Is Mastopexy right for you?

Give Yourself a Mastopexy Breast Lift to Boost Confidence

Throughout history, women’s breasts have defined the feminine form. At various times, large or small breasts have been in vogue. However, one thing that usually remains constant in art or fashion is that the shape is uplifted. If you dream of having a perky profile without a breast augmentation, then ask Dr. Alan Greenberg about a mastopexy procedure to reshape and lift your breasts.

Is a mastopexy right for you?

If you are perfectly content with the size of your breasts but are concerned that they point downward, a mastopexy may be the best way to adjust the shape. Some women are genetically predisposed to drooping breasts, and others undergo changes through normal life events, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations or aging. If you desire a breast lift and more volume added to your breast then a mastopexy with breast augmentation or a mastopexy with fat transfer to your breasts are also options.

Ask yourself if you are bothered by:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Pendulous breasts that are flat and elongated
  • Areolas that are enlarged or point downward
  • A breast that is lower than the other
  • Breasts that fall below the breast crease when unsupported (perform a test to see if a pencil will stay in place when you put it below your breast)

The breast lift procedure

This simple in-office mastopexy procedure begins with local or tumescent anesthesia. Add iv sedation (twilight anesthesia) for a painless and pleasant experience. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Greenberg may make the following types of incisions to lift the breasts:

  • Circle – a narrow incision around the areola
  • Lollipop – an incision around the areola and a vertical line from the areola to the bottom of the breast.
  • Anchor – a u-shaped incision in the breast crease that is connected to the circle around the areola with a straight vertical line

Dr. Greenberg then lifts the breast tissue and adjusts the nipple and areola to the desired height. If you want the areola to be smaller, he will alter the perimeter through the existing incision. Any excess skin from the lift will be removed. The incision lines are permanent but will fade over time.

Physical factors that influence the need for breast lifts

It is not just time and gravity that affect the outward appearance of your breasts. Many women discover that their milk glands have atrophied over time. Hormonal fluctuations and the loss of skin elasticity occur as you age. Implants, breast reductions and weight fluctuations alter tissue and volume. Appearance also may be affected by a developmental abnormality.

Find out if a mastopexy can make you more confident about your breasts. Contact Dr. Greenberg and his team at North Texas Cosmetic Surgery.