Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Serving Chattanooga, Tennessee

Over time many factors can contribute to changes in a woman’s breasts. These changes include loss of skin elasticity, pregnancy, nursing, weight loss or gain, aging, and gravity. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is the cosmetic procedure designed to uplift the breasts as well as restore firmness and shape. This results in a more youthful appearance and often a positive change in self-image and confidence.

Many women choose to combine mastopexy with breast augmentation to enhance the size as well as the shape of their breasts. 

Your breast lift procedure

A consultation with one of our Chattanooga breast surgeons will provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision regarding your breast lift surgery. The physician will ask what your goals are and discuss the options that are available for you, potential risks or complications, and his recommendations for your surgery.

The breast lift procedure

There are multiple techniques used for breast lift surgery. The most common of all incisions is the “inverted T”, a pattern with three incisions:

  • A circle around the areola.
  • A line vertically down from the areola to the crease underneath the breast.
  • A line along the underside of the breast crease.

Breast lifts can be performed through other incisions. The combination of incisions and their length are dependent on the amount of excess skin it is necessary to remove in order to achieve the desired result. Once the breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to the improved breast contour and firmness, the nipple and areola are repositioned to achieve a more youthful height. An enlarged areola can be reduced at the same time.

Incision lines are permanent but your plastic surgeon conceals as much of the incision as possible in the natural breast crease. All incisions will fade and improve significantly over time resulting in an uplifted breast that enhances the overall body image.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about about breast lift surgery, please visit our Questions About Breast Reduction and Breast Lift Surgery page.

To read articles that our surgeons have written about breast lift surgery, please visit our Articles- Cosmetic Breast page.

If you are interested in breast lifts, please contact one of our qualified Chattanooga, Tennessee breast surgeons today to set up an initial consultation.