Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Breast Repositioning Surgery in Tampa
As you get older, your once youthful and perky breasts can begin to droop, sag, and point downward. Women who have been through multiple pregnancies or lost a large amount of weight often face this struggle, but it can also be brought on by the natural effects of aging. If you are wanting to restore a more youthful position and appearance of your breasts, a breast lift may be able to help you to achieve the feminine figure from your past.
Breast Lift surgery is performed by Dr. Stan Castor in Tampa, FL at Artisan Aesthetics Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. Dr. Castor is a board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience providing women with beautiful, natural-looking results through breast lifting procedures.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
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 can begin to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Stan Castor to raise and reshape sagging breasts.
A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume—for example, after pregnancy—Dr. Stan Castor can insert breast implants in combination with mastopexy to increase both their firmness and their size.
The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not last as long in heavy breasts.
Dr. Stan Castor has found that many women seek breast lift surgery because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. However, if you’re planning to have more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your breast lift. While there are no special risks that affect future pregnancies (mastopexy usually doesn’t interfere with breastfeeding), pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the results of the procedure.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
Dr. Castor will perform your breast lift using an anchor-shaped incision that goes around the areola, down to the base of your breast, and along the crease. There are other possible incision patterns that can be discussed during your consultation and may be possible depending on your personal situation. The underlying muscles and tissue are then reshaped to provide the breast with a more youthful shape and contour. Dr. Castor will then elevate the breasts, pulling the skin tight and removing any excess before closing your incisions. He will be careful to ensure the nipples are left at a more natural location so they are no longer pointing downward.
Following your breast lift, a compression bra or garment will be worn to ensure proper healing of the skin and breasts.
Surgery Time: 2-3 hours
Back to Work In: 1 week
Results Last: A breast lift will help to bring the breasts to a more youthful position, but your body will continue to age and endure the effects of gravity. You may choose to have a second breast lift after 10 years or when you feel the results of your surgery begin to fade.
(These numbers are based on average patient experiences)