Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Dr. Eberbach performs over 300 breast surgeries each year, many of which are breast lifts. A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is very common in women who have lost weight, had children, or are more mature where gravity has taken it’s toll on. One easy way to figure out if a lift is needed is simply by looking in the mirror. If your nipple falls below the crease of your breast, you probably need a lift. Nipple position tells the story.
So what exactly is a breast lift? A breast lift addresses sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume and drooping nipples, recreating a youthful shape and lift to your breasts. A breast lift raises the nipple by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. It is quite common that patients will also get implants along with the breast lift to add more volume and shape.
Dr. Eberbach usually performs a full breast lift in under 90 minutes and the procedure is done under general anesthesia. A breast lift is an outpatient procedure where patients are able to go home an hour or so after surgery. There are four types of breasts lifts that Dr. Eberbach performs. The crescent, donut, lollypop, and the wise pattern lift. Dr. E usually determines the type of lift that will be best for the patient after examining them at their complimentary consultation.
When to Consider a Breast Lift
- Pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal aging, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging
- If Dr. Eberbach thinks that breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve the contour you desire
- If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched