Over time, the natural aging process can cause a woman’s breasts to sag and lose their shape. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that reshapes and lifts a woman’s breasts. After the breast lift procedure at our Indianapolis practice, women can expect firmer, shapelier and more youthful looking breasts.
The Breast Lift Surgery
In the most common breast lift procedure at our practice, the surgeon makes an anchor shaped incision along the natural contour of the breast. Working through this incision, the surgeon sculpts the skin and tissue and repositions the nipple to give the breast a new and youthful appearance. Breast lift is usually done on an outpatient basis. Cessation of all nicotine products is strongly urged three weeks pre and post operatively. Smoking before or following breast lift surgery increases the visibility of scarring and causes problems with healing.
A “doughnut breast lift” can also be performed, which requires less tissue removal and involves a much quicker recovery time. In this breast lift procedure, the surgeon executes a circular incision around the areola, and a doughnut shaped area of skin is removed.