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Breast Lift

A breast is supported by elastic skin, and internal connective tissue strands (‘ligaments’). It is essentially hemispherical in shape, but attains a typical mature shape under the influence of gravity.

The effects of weight, age, and pregnancy, can contribute to a significant droop in the breast shape.

The breast shape can be restored with little change in volume by mastopexy. Various techniques are available, and scarring is usually kept to a minimum. The durability of the result is dependent on the strength of the breast tissues, but gravity will eventually change the shape to some degree.

Mastopexy may be combined with a modest augmentation, if breast volume is deficient.