Mastopexy can lift your breasts to a more youthful position. Commonly known as a breast lift, this procedure tightens and reshapes the tissue to counteract the effects of gravity.
In her Detroit-area practice, Dr. Ellen performs this procedure for women who are bothered by sagging or drooping breasts, conditions that frequently occur after childbirth or weight fluctuations.
Before & After Breast Lift, performed by Dr. Ellen in Birmingham, MI
Mastopexy – Surgery to Elevate the Breasts
You may be a candidate for mastopexy if you:
During a consultation in Birminham, Dr. Ellen can determine the severity of your breast droop. Doing this will help her choose the right technique for your breast lift. Some women have only a mild degree of breast sagging (i.e. ptosis) and need a short surgical procedure. For others, a more involved procedure is necessary for satisfying results, especially when the nipples reside at the lowest point of the breast.
Common Breast Lift Questions
Before your appointment, we recommend that you read the following frequently asked questions about breast lift surgery. If you have a more specific question, please send it to our friendly staff using the online contact form.
How does a breast lift work?
The surgery is usually performed through an incision that is shaped like a keyhole, inverted T or anchor. In select cases, the doctor can perform the surgery through an incision that surrounds the areola. Loose skin is tightened and glandular tissue is removed to elevate the breast to a higher position.
Does a breast lift use breast implants?
A traditional mastopexy does not involve implants. But in some cases, a patient may benefit from a combination procedure called augmentation-mastopexy. This may be achieved in a single procedure or through two staged operations performed several weeks apart.
What will the results look like?
To understand the expected outcome, please view our before and after gallery with breast lift photos. Each patient is unique, so do not expect to achieve results that are identical to another patient.
Will there be scars?
There will be permanent surgical scars after breast lift surgery, but these do fade and flatten out significantly over time. Part of the scar is concealed in the pigmented segment of theareola, while another part travels vertically down from the nipple.
Who is qualified to perform breast lift surgery in the Detroit area?
A board certified plastic surgeon is the most qualified doctor to perform breast lift surgery. To read more about credentials and training for plastic surgeons, please visit plasticsurgery.org and view the articles on patient and consumer information.
Are you ready to discuss breast lift surgery with a board certified female plastic surgeon? Contact the Birmingham office of Dr. Ellen Janetzke to schedule a consultation. We are located just 25 miles north of Detroit and 6 miles north of Royal Oak, Michigan. You can reach our friendly staff by calling 248-258-5100 or by filling out the online contact form.