Breast Lift for Significantly Droopy Breasts


42 year old patient with significant droopiness.  Ptosis (pronounced “toe-sis”) is the medical term for droopiness.  This patient had grade III ptosis with the nipple below the breast and below the inframammary fold.  Her breast size was sufficient enough that she didn’t need an implant.  She underwent a mastopexy (breast lift) with internal sutures to support the breast mound.   Results at two weeks and six months show the progress of incision healing.  Placing a implant without a lift (mastopexy)  in a patient like this would be a lousy idea.  She would be large and droopy.  The breast lift gives excellent results to create a more youthful and comfortable breast.  Yes, you have to accept the incisions to undergo a breast lift that really lifts the breasts to a better, more youthful position.  However, The incisions are hidden in the fold and around the areolar.  Her breast shape after the lift is fabulous and she is very happy. The incisions blend well with her natural breast shape and will fade over time.