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Does mastopexy reduce breast size?

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Pregnancy, aging, and weight loss are common causes of droopy breasts. 

For a woman, having droopy breasts can make her feel less attractive. Some undergo mastopexy or breast lift surgery that rejuvenates and helps restore the shape of the breasts. 

But, will this surgery reduce your breast size? 

First, what is mastopexy?

Mastopexy, commonly called a breast lift, is the surgical procedure to lift the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance. It involves the excision of breast skin from around the areola and/or the lower portion of the breast.

The removal of the excess breast skin and sometimes breast tissue reduces breast laxity, tightens the remaining breast tissue, and eliminates sagging. In turn, the breasts become firmer and take a more attractive shape. 

The procedure is effective and truly transformative for women with sagging breasts.

A breast lift can be combined with other surgical techniques, such as breast augmentation, to deliver a superior result. 

A breast lift and breast augmentation are often done together—with breast augmentation complementing the breast lift by restoring or enhancing breast volume. The two procedures simultaneously produce a total breast rejuvenation.

Does mastopexy reduce breast size?

Though it removes excess skin, fat, and tissue to achieve a lifted and perkier breast appearance, mastopexy does not make breasts significantly smaller. It may reduce the breast size slightly due to skin and tissue being removed from the breast.

The breast tissue is repositioned during the procedure to help reduce the volume in the lower areas of the breast while adding more volume in the upper pole of your breast. The result is a change in the profile of your breasts, which makes them appear firmer, more appealing, and ideal-looking. 

Does mastopexy change your bra size?

Since the procedure will make your breasts slightly smaller, it will definitely cause a change in your bra size. 

In most cases, a breast lift makes women feel more comfortable wearing smaller bras—usually one cup size smaller.

That’s because when you have drooping breasts, you tend to fit them in slightly larger bras—one cup size larger than their actual size—so that they can fit comfortably. 

After the procedure, your breasts will now fit snugly in bras with greater ease. The lower breast region’s change in volume and shape makes a one-cup size smaller bra more fitting.

Reliable surgeon, excellent outcomes

If you want a complete breast rejuvenation, you must choose a plastic surgeon with the training and know-how to deliver your desired results. 

Mastopexy requires a delicate balance and acute attention to finer details that can only be provided by an experienced hand.

At Politis Plastic Surgery, we have the expertise to deliver breast lift surgeries that give the best possible outcomes for our patients. 

We regularly do breast rejuvenation procedures, including breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction. And in most cases, we use a combination of surgical procedures to meet our clients’ cosmetic goals.

Contact us today if you are thinking of having a breast lift.

Dr. Effie Politis will discuss your goals, explain your options, answer your questions, and guide you in making an informed decision. She will develop a plan and provide a safe and successful procedure to restore the youthful, attractive breasts you desire.

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Effie Politis, MD

Effie Politis, MD, FACS of Politis Plastic Surgery brings both skill and a personalized approach to the care of her plastic surgery patients. She is board certified by
the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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