Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. The Breast Lift or Mastopexy is a procedure to reshape the breast and create or restore a more youthful "perkier" appearance. Most women are happier with the more youthful appearance of their breasts after a breast lift and feel more attractive. Many women, especially those with very drooping breasts, say that they are more comfortable after the breast lift and are better able to participate in physical activity.
Many women seek a mastopexy because pregnancy and nursing have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. However,if you're planning to have more children shortly after surgery, it may be a good idea to postpone your breast lift. While there are no special risks that affect future pregnancies, pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the results of the procedure.
Formally breast reductions and most breast lifts were done with what has been called an inverted-T or anchor scar. The inverted-T surgery, which is still performed by the vast majority of cosmetic surgeons in the world, leaves patients with a long scar along the lower contour of the breast as well as up the breast that often shows when wearing a bathing suit, lingerie, and low cut tops. In an effort to offer his patients the state-of-the-art in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Corbin uses what is known as the SPAIR technique, a new procedure that very few surgeons in the United States have adopted or are even aware of. With the new surgery technique, the incision under the breast has now been done away with and the anchor scar is a thing of the past. The patient ends up with a better-shaped breast and with a limited amount of scarring. In most cases the scar can be either limited to around the nipple-areola complex, or for larger breasts, a short vertical scar going down from the areola. The results are patients with less scarring, quicker recovery and patients who are happier with the new size and shape of their breasts.
Our goal with breast surgery is to give each patient the prettiest looking breast with as little scarring as possible.