Mastopexy (Breast lift)

As a result of changes over time, accompanied with changes after breastfeeding and weight-loss, the breasts begin to sag or droop. This gives them a more flattened, elongated shape. Essentially, there is not enough breast tissue to fill up the skin; or conversely, too much skin for the breast tissue.

In order to regain that perky appearance of a youthful breast, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be desired.

This entails making incisions around the areola to lift it back up on the chest wall. Depending on the severity of the drooping breast, more incisions may be necessary down to and on the chest wall.

As a general rule, this will bring the breasts up to a more favorable position on the chest, but may make the breast appear smaller in size. Dr. Gordley may choose to rearrange some of your own tissue to auto-augment your breast, or may suggest placing an implant at the same time to maximize the appearance.




Typical result of a mastopexy, with better shape and size, which requires incisions around the areola and below the breast.