Understanding Breast Lifts

A number of women consider mastopexy, better known as breast lift in Atlanta when their breasts begin to show the physical signs caused by aging, gravity, heredity and pregnancy. Although this procedure is not intended to increase the size or upper volume of a woman’s breasts, it is a great tool for creating a youthful breast appearance.

Breast lift incisions typically follow one of three patterns:

  1. Around the areola (donut mastopexy)
  2. Around the areola, then vertically down from the areola to the breast crease (lollipop or vertical mastopexy)
  3. Around the areola, vertically, then horizontally along the bottom breast crease (anchor or inverted “T” mastopexy)

Once the incisions are made, your surgeon will begin reshaping your breasts. This process typically entails a combination of methods, including reshaping the underlying breast tissue. Surgeons will typically shift the nipple and areola upward for a more youthful look. Finally, Excess skin is removed to give the breasts a tighter contour.

The doctor will close the incisions, making sure to minimize the potential for scarring. Results are immediately visible, but swelling will subside over several weeks to reveal your new youthful looking breasts.

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