As you age, the shape and position of your breasts can change. The same can happen after significant weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. One of the most effective treatments for poor shape and severe sagging is breast lift surgery. A skilled cosmetic surgeon can help you achieve a rejuvenated and more youthful look through this cosmetic procedure.

What Is Breast Lift Surgery?

Medically known as mastopexy, a breast lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of droopy or saggy breasts. The purpose is to return them to a more attractive and youthful appearance and position. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to improve breast contour.


One of the most popular breast enhancement procedures is breast augmentation. But for many women, size is not the cause of poor breast appearance. Some women with moderate to severe breast sagging may lack confidence in their overall appearance. Saggy breasts can significantly age one’s appearance. Some of the reasons you should consider breast lift surgery include:

Uplifted Breasts

One of the main benefits of breast lift surgery is a change in the feel, contour, size, and shape of your breasts. During the procedure, your cosmetic surgeon will make one or more incisions along your breast crease or around your areolas. This will allow them to remove unnecessary tissue and skin. Your surgeon may also move your areolas and nipples to create a perkier look.

Firmer Breast Appearance

Most women want their breasts to sit on their chest. They also want them to feel and look firmer. If you have saggy breasts, they can feel deflated and elongated. During breast lift surgery, cosmetic surgeons lift their patients’ breasts and provide them with new support. This helps them maintain a firmer appearance.

Better Physical Health

A breast lift procedure may play an important role in improving your physical health. During the procedure, your surgeon will take away some of the breast tissue and skin, removing some of the weight from your chest.

Improved Nipple Projection

Poor nipple projection identifies many degrees of ptosis. If your nipples point downward due to your drooping breasts, a breast lift can help. During the breast reshaping procedure, your cosmetic surgeon can also reposition your nipple-areolar complex to give your nipples a forward, more natural projection.

Less Irritation Under the Breasts

Sagging or low-sitting breasts can cause skin irritation due to excess skin. During the breast lift procedure, your cosmetic surgeon can perform a minor reduction of the size of your breasts. This will prevent excess breast skin from chafing painfully.

More Youthful Appearance

Once your breasts feel and look younger, you will begin to feel younger as well. This will give you more confidence in public. You may also start feeling more confident in intimate situations with your spouse or partner. Furthermore, you may feel better about wearing form-fitting, tighter clothes.

If you are considering getting a breast lift, you need to choose a skilled and experienced surgeon who will help you achieve the results you desire. Furthermore, you need to explore your concerns and goals to determine the best breast augmentation procedure and timing for returning your breasts to the youthful shape you deserve.

To learn more about the benefits of breast lift surgery, visit Kenneth Bermudez, MD, at our office in San Francisco, California. You can call (415) 712-1800 today to schedule an appointment.