Source: American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is surgery that enhances the appearance of your breast. It raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity, and heredity.
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.
It is important that you remember that breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and breast reduction surgery.
About Dr. Gregory Bland: Dr. Bland holds two Doctorate degrees. His first was received in 1981, with a Doctorate in Pharmacy (Pharm.D.). He attended medical school at the prestigious University of California at San Francisco (UCSF) and received his Doctorate in Medicine (M.D.) in 1985 with AOA Honors (a national honor society for medical students).
Dr. Bland completed a full General Surgery Residency at the University of California at San Francisco in 1992, with Board Certification in General Surgery awarded in 1993. After an additional two years training at UCSF, Dr. Bland completed his Plastic Surgery training in 1994. Dr. Bland achieved Board Certification in Plastic Surgery in 1996, with re-certification in 2005 and again in 2016. Dr. Bland is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons as well as the prestigious American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The Center for Plastic Surgery is a AAAHC accredited health care facility.