Breast Lift

Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed to lift sagging breasts to make them look esthetically pleasing, harmonize body sizes, and create natural-looking, symmetrical breasts. Breast lift is a surgical procedure that can be performed on all women with sagging breasts, whether they have given birth or not. Sagging breasts can be structural, but they can also be caused by weight gain and loss, during the postpartum period, and by the effects of aging and gravity.

To find out whether you have sagging breasts or not, you must first stand in front of a mirror and then assess the position of your nipples and inframammary folds. Sagging of the breasts, called breast ptosis, is usually divided into 4 groups. These 4 groups are mild ptosis, moderate ptosis, advanced ptosis and pseudoptosis. If the nipple is at the level of the inframammary fold or about 1 cm below it, it is called mild ptosis. If the nipple is 1-3 cm below the inframammary fold, it is called moderate ptosis. If the nipple is more than 3 cm below the inframammary fold, it is called advanced ptosis. If the nipple is above the inframammary fold while the lower half of the breast hangs below the fold, this is called pseudoptosis.


If sagging of the breasts occurs due to certain factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, immediate weight change and aging, if the position of the nipple and areola (the tissue surrounding it) is too low on the breast, and if your doctor feels that the breasts can only be shaped as desired with implants, you may prefer a breast lift.

Breast lift can be performed using many different techniques. In our first technique, we make an “inverted T-shaped” incision around the areola. This incision runs vertically down from the areola and continues horizontally into the crease under the breast. This technique is usually used in patients with advanced breast reduction.

Our second technique is a “lollipop” shaped incision that runs vertically from the areola to the crease under the breast. This technique is usually used for patients with moderate breast reduction. In our patients with mild breast reduction, the incision is made only around the areola. In all techniques, the tissue around the nipple is freed first. Then the excess part of the surrounding breast tissue is removed and the breast is reshaped. After the shaping process, the nipples can be sutured in their ideal position.

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