A breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure in which Dr. Mirmanesh is able to improve the position of the breast, by removing any excess skin that may have stretched out due to stress such as weight gain, pregnancy, and even the natural aging process. A breast lift can be done alone or in combination with a breast augmentation.
Women who are experiencing sagging or drooping breasts due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, fluctuations in weight, or heredity can often benefit from a breast lift. This procedure can improve the shape of the breasts as well as raise them to a perkier position.
After proper and thorough evaluation, Dr. Mirmanesh will make choose an incision pattern that is right for you, excess breast skin and fat will be removed. Remaining skin and fat will be reshaped to create a more youthful breast contour. If needed, a bioabsorbable mesh will be placed, which has been shown to maintain breast shape for longer periods of time than without it. Incisions will then be closed with sutures.
There are three basic types of incision patterns when it comes to a breast lift:
- The Vertical (Lollipop) Incision incision is created around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, and is ideal for those with a mild to moderate amount of breast sagginess.
- The Inverted-T (Anchor) Incision is created around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and then horizontally along the breast crease. Dr. Mirmanesh is sure to limit the incision to what is only necessary often by evaluating the patient in her most exposing bikini top.. This incision is best for those with a significant amount of breast sag. This incision pattern allows for the most control of ultimate breast shape and is typically the longest lasting.
- The Peri-Areolar (Donut) Incision is created just around the areola, and is ideal for those with a mild amount of breast sag. While the lift associated with this procedure is minimal, so is the associated scarring. However, this technique tends to flatten the projection of the breast and can stretch the nipple.