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Over time, the breast tissues become loose and stretched, which allows the breasts to droop down and take on a less than attractive shape. Breast lift surgery, also known as “mastopexy,” removes excess skin and tightens the breast tissue to provide more youthful and attractive breasts.

Women who have nursed children are especially likely to be intrigued by the benefits of breast lift surgery. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts may be stretched and begin to sag. This sagging and excess skin generally continues to increase over the years, and mastopexy surgery can restore the breasts to a more full and uplifted appearance.

Breast lift surgery can achieve the following:

  • Uplifted breasts

  • Improved breast shape

  • Restored natural breast firmness

  • More youthful breast projection

  • Reduced areolas

  • Elevated nipple and areola position

Increase in Breast Lift Procedures

Women are increasingly becoming aware of the possibilities available with breast lift surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), from 2000 to 2013 the number of breast lift procedures performed annually grew from under 53,000 to over 90,000. This is an increase by 70 percent, which is twice the rate of the increase in breast augmentation surgeries over those years. Although breast augmentation is still the most popular cosmetic surgery in the country, breast lift surgery enhances the overall breast appearance and often improves patients’ self-image and confidence.

Combining Procedures

Breast lift surgery is the ideal procedure for rejuvenating the breasts but it does not increase the size of the breasts. Patients who desire to improve their breast shape and projection while also increasing their breast size can benefit from combining breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants.

If you are interested in breast lift surgery or any other plastic surgery procedure, please call (480) 844-1410 or fill out our online consultation form. Dr. Karl Hiatt is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the ASPS, and he has years of experience performing different plastic surgery procedures on the face, body, and breasts, including breast lift surgery. Dr. Hiatt and his friendly staff look forward to helping you achieve the breasts you desire!