Over time, the breasts can change and lose their youthful shape and firmness, and the areola can become enlarged. These changes can be caused by:

  • Aging
  • Breastfeeding
  • Gravity
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations

Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue to raise, reshape and create a new breast contour. This is one of the nation’s more popular procedures with more than 100,000 breast lifts performed in 2016.

It is important to note that breast lift surgery will not significantly change the size of the breasts or round the upper part of the breast. To add fullness to the breast, consider both a breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. To decrease the size of the breasts, consider a breast reduction procedure.