A breast lift is a surgical breast procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts. If your breasts droop, they may detract from your silhouette, making you look and feel older, lowering your self-esteem. Elevated, perky breasts can give your figure a curvy, youthful appearance, enhancing both your self-confidence and feminine appeal.
If you are considering a breast lift and would like to learn more about the procedure, call 805.434.2828 today to arrange a confidential consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Chalekson. We welcome patients from throughout California, including Paso Robles & Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande, Pismo Beach, Cambria, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria.
What Is Mastopexy?
Mastopexy is the medical term for a breast lift. The procedure is performed to raise the breasts to a more youthful position and minimize the appearance of sag. Mastopexy can provide:
- A lifted, more youthful breast contour
- A tighter skin envelope
- Increased firmness
- Improved nipple appearance
- More flattering breast appearance both in and out of clothing
A breast lift can create the illusion of more breast volume as a result of an elevated position and removal of excess skin. However, many women elect to combine their mastopexy with breast augmentation to achieve their ideal breast size, shape and position.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
If you are bothered by sagging, drooping breasts, are in good overall health, close to your ideal weight and don’t smoke, you are likely a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
Women choose to undergo breast surgery for a variety of reasons. You may consider a breast lift due to:
Weight fluctuations: Weight loss can improve your health and wellbeing, but you may find that your breasts may droop or sag in a way they previously didn’t. A breast lift can elevate your breasts to compliment your weight loss efforts.
Post-pregnancy: Pregnancy and nursing can cause breasts to stretch and change shape. A breast lift can restore your breasts to their pre-pregnancy position.
Heredity: Nature isn’t always fair, and some breasts simply droop more than others. If you’ve wanted to improve the position of your breasts for years, now may be the perfect time for a change.
Time and gravity: Over time, gravity inevitably causes youthful, perky breasts to droop and sag, especially full breasts. Mastopexy can lift your breasts and boost your confidence.
The best way to determine if a breast lift is right for you is to schedule a personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Chalekson. As a seasoned breast lift surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Chalekson has the knowledge and skill needed to create beautiful, balanced results. During your initial consultation, he will discuss your concerns and what you would like to accomplish with mastopexy. He will assess your candidacy and explain all of your treatment options.
No woman is immune to the effects of time and gravity. Over time, the connective tissue that keeps the breasts elevated begins to deteriorate, causing the breasts to sag. Additionally, sagging is more likely to occur as the dense glandular tissue of the breast is replaced by fat during menopause.
Ptosis is the medical term for sagging breasts. The condition is defined by four separate grades, representing different degrees of sagging. The best surgical approach to correct your ptosis will be based on your unique anatomy, goals and level of sagging. These levels include:
- Grade one: Breasts maintain a forward projection, but are below the breast crease.
- Grade two: The lower breast sags below the breast crease and the breasts and nipples are both drooping.
- Grade three: Breast tissue is mostly below the breast crease and the nipples are beginning to point down.
- Grade four: All breast tissue is below the breast crease and the nipples point completely downward.
Call Today To Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation
As a premiere plastic surgery destination, Charles Chalekson MD Inc. welcomes patients from around the country and California, including Paso Robles & Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, Cambria & Morro Bay, Arroyo Grande & Pismo Beach, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara and beyond. Call 805.434.2828 to schedule your initial consultation.