Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
With normal age, the affects of gravity, pregnancy and childbirth, the breast shape and position is altered. The fullness seen in the upper portion of the breast is lost and replaced by indentations or hollowed areas. The nipples and areola (pigmented portion) also change position and may point downward. Usually, the nipples were not facing in the same direction prior to their downward drift. This is important because after the mastopexy (uplifting), they will be closer in position and shape but will never be identical. No two breasts are ever perfectly the same either before or after surgery.
The first step toward reaching your ideal body shape and size is to have a consultation with Dr. Rosenthal. Dr. Rosenthal will listen to you concerns. He will gently examine the areas of concern after which Dr. Rosenthal, with offices in Fairfield and Greenwich, Connecticut, will customize a procedure for you. The benefits and potential risks will be outlined as well as what is to be expected from the procedure. You will have ample opportunity to address any concerns that you may have and ask questions. Dr. Rosenthal is calm, compassionate and understanding and he realizes that you are anxious. He will put you at ease and you will leave the consultation well informed, relaxed and confident that you have chosen a knowledgeable surgeon and artist who take your trust seriously.
To move breast tissue from the bottom of the breast upward while elevating the nipples and areola. Loose skin is tightened and the breast shape is fashioned to resemble more of a tear drop.
If there is insufficient breast tissue to give you upper breast fullness, the mastopexy is combined with an augmentation. An anatomic saline implant is placed under the chest muscle (pectoralis) to add volume and shape to the breast.
“After breast feeding two children my breasts had fallen so low I could hardly see them. A breast lift not lifted them but, also, lifted my spirits.”