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Mastopexy and Breast Lift options for you.


Mastopexy is the medical science terminology used for breast uplifting. It is a new dimension in medical science which is becoming very popular. The breast lift surgery uses some latest techniques in the corrective procedures. It is pretty much common among women as well as men to reshape the shagging and drooping breast and also provides them with a firm and youthful contour. Sagging breast is caused due to many reasons like weight loss at a fast pace, loss of elasticity due to multiple pregnancy and breast feeding. Mastopexy or breast lifts not only involves the tightening of the breast but also takes care of the aerola or the dark coloured skin around the breast. That is it reduces the size of aerola also. In mastopexy the nipples and the aerola are repositioned in contour of the breast. Mastopexy takes around 1.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the complexity of the operation. The most common process is creating an incision which follows the natural contour of the breast. The incision marks the area from which the skin is to be removed and the new location of the aerola and nipples. Mastopexy are of many types, like vertical mastopexy, concentric mastopexy and anchor-shaped mastopexy. Concentric mastopexy is advisable for women with smaller breast and minimal sagging. Women with severe breast ptosis are guaranteed to affect from vertical mastopexy. It is always advised to the patients to gather proper information from an entrusting surgeon who is skilled and talented. One should also consider the substantial risk and consequences involved in mastopexy.