By Dr. Geetika Paliwal, Cosmetic/Plastic Surgery
A breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is usually performed to alter the contour of your breasts. It involves raising the breasts by removing additional skin as well as tightening the skin tissue around this area so as to support and reshape the new breast form. One of the many ways in which you can check whether you need this surgery is through the pencil test. For this, you simply need to place a pencil under your breast to check whether it stays there or not. If it does stay, you may consider going under the knife.
You may also need a breast lift surgery if you want:
1. To restore lost breast shape due to breastfeeding and pregnancy-
Lactation and pregnancy bring about changes to the breasts and cause them to sag and stretch. A breast lift aids in undoing the changes that occur in your body. At the same time, it provides a more visually pleasing appearance to your breasts. Even after getting a breast lift, you can still breastfeed.
2. To improve the shape of your breast due to weight loss-
Weight loss can have a significant impact on your breast volume. This form of cosmetic surgery helps in restoring your breasts with a more proportional appearance by removing excess skin. The result is a more youthful appearance.
3. To achieve perky and beautiful breast shape-
A breast lift can also turn out to be a great boon for people with drooping breasts. It helps to lift the breasts by raising the areola or nipple into a more frontward position.
4. To correct problems with the nipples and areola-
You can opt for this surgery if the size of your areola (the dark area that surrounds the nipples) are not in proportion to your newly shaped breasts. Similarly, if your nipples, which you can check when your breasts are not supported by anything, fall below the folds of your breast, you can get a breast lift done.