Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift
Many factors can contribute to the breasts losing their elasticity and shape. Gravity, time, pregnancy, and significant weight fluctuation may cause the breasts to sag or hang in an unflattering way. By performing a breast lift, Dr. Johnson can remove excess skin and tissue to tighten and lift the bust line. Many women find that this procedure takes years off their appearance by correcting a drooping bust while also restoring their curves to a more youthful state.
Breast Lift

Breast Lift Candidates

Breast lift surgery may be right for you if you are in good health overall and have good skin elasticity. A breast lift may not be right if you are planning additional pregnancies or have plans to lose a significant amount of weight, as both of these events can cause additional sagging in your breast tissue. For a more complete rejuvenation of the breasts, Dr. Johnson can also combine breast lift with breast augmentation or breast reduction in Columbus, depending on a woman’s existing anatomy and cosmetic goals. Many patients also choose liposuction to tone and shape other areas of the body, accenting their breast enhancement result.

The Procedure

Dr. Johnson tailors each breast lift he performs to the specific needs of his patients. If only a minimal amount of lifting is required, he can use incisions primarily located around the areola (the dark skin around the nipple). For more extensive lifting, the incision may run from the areola down to the base of the breast and even trace the crease where the breast meets the chest wall (the inframammary fold). Through the incisions, Dr. Johnson is able to remove excess skin and breast tissue before repositioning the nipple and areola higher on the breast. In most cases, Dr. Johnson performs breast lifts for women using general anesthesia, meaning you will sleep comfortably through the procedure.

While most women who choose breast lift surgery will have some degree of visible scarring, these scars are seen as an acceptable trade off for firmer and more youthful looking breasts. In addition, scars are well concealed in a bra or bathing suit, and should continue to lighten during the years after the procedure.

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