Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. A breast lift will not stop the normal aging process but can restore a youthful breast appearance.
A mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. This procedure is most often performed on an out-patient basis. Dr. Hardaway can provide you with specific information regarding these procedures.