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Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

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Many woman inherit the tendency for drooping breast. We use the term ptosis for drooping. Pregnancy, breast feeding, and aging can accentuate the drooping. 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, pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the results of the procedure.

The Breast Lifting  procedure, also called Mastopexy, elevates the breasts giving women a more youthful shape. Breasts droop because there is too much skin. The lifting is accomplished by removing extra skin which requires leaving scars on the lower surface of the breasts. These scars are well hidden beneath clothing and swim wear. In most cases they become flat lines.

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This is a safe operation with a rapid recovery. It can be done under sedation with local anesthesia or under general anesthesia. Breast Lifting is sometimes done in conjunction with Breast Augmentation to give a woman more fullness in the upper part of the breast and to increase size.

You should also keep in mind that a breast lift won’t keep you firm forever–the effects of gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations will eventually take their toll again. Women who have implants along with their breast lift may find the results last longer. Your satisfaction with a breast lift is likely to be greater if you understand the procedure thoroughly and if your expectations are realistic.

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