Many women seek a mastopexy because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. However, if you're planning to have more children shortly after surgery, 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.
Breast Lift Procedure
Breast Lift's or Reductions
The exciting news in breast surgery today is what has been euphemistically called the "Scar Wars." Formally breast reductions and most breast Breast Lifts were done with what had been called an inverted T or anchor scar. This placed an incision around the nipple-areola, one vertically downward from there and one in the fold. This operation very predictably enhanced the shape of the breast while reducing and/or lifting it. However, some patient's formed very visible scars following this operation that did not resolve over time. This left the patient with a better shape but with scars on her breast that may be visible in lingerie, bathing suits, and low cut tops.
In an effort to eliminate big scars, operations have now been developed in the USA, Europe and South America to limit the amount of scarring while preserving a youthful contour to the breast. In most cases the scar can be either limited to around the nipple-areola complex, or for larger breasts a short vertical scar going down from the areola. With this technique the incision under the breast has now been done away with. Throw away the anchor scar!
Very few surgeons in the United States have adopted or are even aware of this technique, but we have been using it in our office for several years now. We have had very exciting results with patients who have been very happy that they have gone with this newer technique.
Our goal with breast surgery is to give each patient the prettiest looking breast with as little scarring as possible.