Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
A woman’s breasts often change over time due to the effects of gravity and the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity. Having children, fluctuations of weight, or simply aging can cause the breasts to lose their shape and firmness. By removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues, a breast lift procedure (or mastopexy) can restore a youthful shape and contour. A breast lift can serve to reduce the size of enlarged areolas as well.
Breast lift surgery can be achieved through a variety of incision patterns and techniques. Dr. Rottman will determine the most appropriate technique based on your breast size and shape, the size and location of your areolas, the degree of sagging, the amount of extra skin, and the skin’s quality and elasticity.
The three types of incisions typically used for a breast lift procedure are:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- An anchor-shaped incision that goes around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease.
After your breasts are reshaped and excess skin is removed, the remaining skin is tightened and the incisions are closed.
You will be given bandages and/or a support bra after your breast lift to help minimize swelling and support your new breast contour. The results of your breast lift surgery can be seen immediately. Over time, post-surgical swelling will resolve and the incision lines will fade and significantly diminish.
Your Consultation with Dr. Rottman
During your consultation, Dr. Rottman will talk with you about whether you are a good candidate for a breast lift, your expectations, and what to expect during and after surgery. Please contact us to schedule your appointment at either of our convenient Baltimore locations.