Over time, the effects of gravity, along with the loss of the skin’s natural elasticity, begins to have an effect on the appearance of a woman’s breasts. These factors, combined with pregnancies and nursing, will often cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firmness. Heredity and weight fluctuations can also change the shape and firmness of the breasts and can contribute to loss of skin elasticity.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). During the breast lift procedure, our skilled plastic surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissues to reshape and support the breast. A breast lift procedure will not significantly change the size of the breasts or round out the upper part of the breast; breast implants inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy procedure can increase both firmness and size. If you are interested in smaller breasts, we may recommend a breast lift and breast reduction surgery.
To learn more about getting a breast lift in Bloomington, Illinois, and our other breast surgery options, we welcome you to call or visit Dr. Otis Allen and our team today at Institute for Plastic Surgery.