Reading, PA Mastopexy
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. Breast lift plastic surgery, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts–at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.)
Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are smaller than you like or have lost volume following pregnancy or weight loss, breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. This procedure is called a “breast augmentation with lift,” and is a common part of a Mommy Makeover in Reading.
A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy, emotionally-stable women who are realistic about what the surgery can accomplish. 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. Brian K. Reedy and Dr. John G. Fernandez perform breast lifts using techniques that result in the least amount of scarring possible; however, the exact technique used depends on the size, shape, and condition of your breasts prior to surgery. Your surgeon will be able to recommend a specific treatment plan for you during your personal, complimentary consultation.