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What exactly is a breast lift?
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Dr. Gregory Buford
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Breast reshaping
A breast lift doesn't merely lift the breast--it also shapes the breast and often incorporates the use of an implant to help provide not only additional volume but also structure to the breast.
Overall, a breast lift generally lifts and shapes tissue, reduces the diameter of the areola, and restores a more youthful appearance to the breast.

In brief: Breast reshaping
A breast lift doesn't merely lift the breast--it also shapes the breast and often incorporates the use of an implant to help provide not only additional volume but also structure to the breast.
Overall, a breast lift generally lifts and shapes tissue, reduces the diameter of the areola, and restores a more youthful appearance to the breast.
Dr. Gregory Buford
Dr. Gregory Buford
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Elevating Breasts.
The breast lift ( mastopexy) operation serves to raise the position of the breasts and nipple/areola complexes on a woman's chest wall.
This operation is generally done by removing skin and thereby tightening up the breast skin envelope. Sometimes, to add additional fullness/volume, breast augmentation surgery is done at the same time.

In brief: Elevating Breasts.
The breast lift ( mastopexy) operation serves to raise the position of the breasts and nipple/areola complexes on a woman's chest wall.
This operation is generally done by removing skin and thereby tightening up the breast skin envelope. Sometimes, to add additional fullness/volume, breast augmentation surgery is done at the same time.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Henry Mentz
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Breast Lift
A breast lift, or mastopexy, can rejuvenate your body's contour by restoring a youthful lift, projection, and firmness to the breasts.
While a lift alone may achieve your aesthetic goals, many women choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation in a single surgery.

In brief: Breast Lift
A breast lift, or mastopexy, can rejuvenate your body's contour by restoring a youthful lift, projection, and firmness to the breasts.
While a lift alone may achieve your aesthetic goals, many women choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation in a single surgery.
Dr. Henry Mentz
Dr. Henry Mentz
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Definition:
Breast lift surgery is surgery that lifts the breast and/or changes the nipple position.
There are a variety of actual procedures which usually balance the amount of lifting provided versus the potential for scarring and numbness.

In brief: Definition:
Breast lift surgery is surgery that lifts the breast and/or changes the nipple position.
There are a variety of actual procedures which usually balance the amount of lifting provided versus the potential for scarring and numbness.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: It is like...
A breast reduction, except only skin is removed, repositioning and reshaping the breast to a more youthful position on the chest wall.
You can think of it as keeping the same breast in a smaller container.

In brief: It is like...
A breast reduction, except only skin is removed, repositioning and reshaping the breast to a more youthful position on the chest wall.
You can think of it as keeping the same breast in a smaller container.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Reposition, Reshape
The breast skin is temporarily peeled away from the underlying breast, usually leaving the nipple and areola attached.
The breast tissue is reshaped and repositioned. The skin is redraped over the breast tissue and excess skin is removed. The nipple and areola are sewn into a new, higher position within the skin that remains. The goal is to reposition and reshape the breast.

In brief: Reposition, Reshape
The breast skin is temporarily peeled away from the underlying breast, usually leaving the nipple and areola attached.
The breast tissue is reshaped and repositioned. The skin is redraped over the breast tissue and excess skin is removed. The nipple and areola are sewn into a new, higher position within the skin that remains. The goal is to reposition and reshape the breast.
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Mastopexy
mastopexy or breast lift is the surgery to raise nipple position to a more youthful position above the level of the fold under the breast by re shaping the breast without removing any breast tissue.
So the end result is a better shape with the same volume of breast. Only skin is removed.

In brief: Mastopexy
mastopexy or breast lift is the surgery to raise nipple position to a more youthful position above the level of the fold under the breast by re shaping the breast without removing any breast tissue.
So the end result is a better shape with the same volume of breast. Only skin is removed.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
There are 4 types of lifts and each could add implants. #1. Crescent Lift - only superior to N/A excised. #2. Donut Lift or Bellini type - the area around the N/A excised small elevation of less than 2 cm. #3 L-shaped Lift or Lollipop, Brazilian - where excise area N/A and vertical curved. #4. Full Lift, inverted T incision - self explanatory.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Saggy to perky!
A breast lift (mastopexy) involves making normal-sized droopy or sagging breasts (perhaps with nipples that point down, or that point forward but are positioned below the inframammary crease) into youthful, uplifted, perky breasts with nipples that face forward and are above the crease position.
Depending on the severity of the loose skin or droop, various incision patterns (scars)can be chosen.

In brief: Saggy to perky!
A breast lift (mastopexy) involves making normal-sized droopy or sagging breasts (perhaps with nipples that point down, or that point forward but are positioned below the inframammary crease) into youthful, uplifted, perky breasts with nipples that face forward and are above the crease position.
Depending on the severity of the loose skin or droop, various incision patterns (scars)can be chosen.
Dr. Richard Tholen
Dr. Richard Tholen
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Dr. Scott Zevon
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Surgery Options
Options- vertical or "benelli.
" vertical- incision made around the peri-areolar region and vertically below it down to bottom of breast. Benelli- incision made around the peri-areolar region only. In both versions excess skin is removed and the remaining breast skin tightened.

In brief: Surgery Options
Options- vertical or "benelli.
" vertical- incision made around the peri-areolar region and vertically below it down to bottom of breast. Benelli- incision made around the peri-areolar region only. In both versions excess skin is removed and the remaining breast skin tightened.
Dr. Scott Zevon
Dr. Scott Zevon
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Dr. Stephen Greenberg
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Mastopexy
A breast lift is to boost the breast up to where natural position should be as well as natural nipple position.

In brief: Mastopexy
A breast lift is to boost the breast up to where natural position should be as well as natural nipple position.
Dr. Stephen Greenberg
Dr. Stephen Greenberg
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Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Tightening
Mastopexy or breast lift consists of incising around the areola, removing loose skin from the lower breast and around the areola to tighten the lower breast which raises or lifts the whole breast higher on the chest.
The resulting scars should be lollipop shaped, around the areola and down the middle with a small horizontal scar in the crease below the breast. The nipple is never detached.

In brief: Tightening
Mastopexy or breast lift consists of incising around the areola, removing loose skin from the lower breast and around the areola to tighten the lower breast which raises or lifts the whole breast higher on the chest.
The resulting scars should be lollipop shaped, around the areola and down the middle with a small horizontal scar in the crease below the breast. The nipple is never detached.
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
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