Women's breasts change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness and elasticity. A breast lift will relocate the nipple to a higher pre-measured location, and will tighten the skin and breast tissue below. If there is significant loss of superior fullness, a breast augmentation as part of the breast lift surgery, will provide a fuller appearance.
I perform a vertical breast lift, first with temporary sutures to reshape the breast, and checking shape and elevation, by placing my patients in temporary sitting position. When the final shape is created the area to be tightened is outlined and the breast is surgically reshaped.
The usual incisions after closure, encircle the areola, then extend vertically down from the bottom of the areola toward the breast crease, and then horizontally at the breast crease.
Liposuction of the lateral breast may be of benefit to further contour the outer breast.