Mastopexy or “breast lift” surgery can be very rewarding for the patient and surgeon. Patients who loose greater than 100 lbs of weight with either lap band or gastric bypass procedures lose a significant amount of breast volume. This typically gives the breast a sagging or “ptotic” appearance. In addition, the position and volume of the breasts can interfere with physical activity or exercise.
The goal of breast lift surgery or mastopexy is to place the breast in a more youthful position on the chest wall. Not only does this allow the breasts to appear more youthful, but also allows the torso to be elongated to give the body a better proportion-even more so if an abdominoplasty has been performed.