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How Mastopexy Can Transform Your Silhouette

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Key Takeaways:

  • Mastopexy, or breast lift, can lengthen the torso by lifting sagging breasts, creating a taller and slimmer appearance.
  • This procedure can be done with or without implants and may require different types of incisions based on individual needs.
  • The surgery significantly enhances comfort and rejuvenates the overall body contour, making patients feel more youthful and confident.

Reclaiming Your Youthful Contours with Mastopexy

Many women experience discomfort and dissatisfaction with their bodies due to sagging or droopy breasts. This not only affects their self-esteem but can also lead to physical discomfort. If you’re feeling self-conscious about your breast appearance, a mastopexy might be the solution you need. As a plastic surgeon in Tampa, FL, I specialize in procedures that help women reclaim their youthful contours and feel more confident in their bodies.

What is Mastopexy?

Mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts. Over time, factors such as aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can cause the breasts to lose their firmness and shape. Mastopexy addresses these issues by removing excess skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, and repositioning the nipple to a more youthful height.

The Concept of the Torso Steal

One of the lesser-known but significant benefits of a mastopexy is what I like to call the “torso steal.” When breasts sag, they can take up space on the upper abdominal wall, making the torso appear shorter. This not only affects the overall body silhouette but can also be uncomfortable for many women.

How Does Mastopexy Lengthen the Torso?

By lifting and repositioning the breasts, mastopexy effectively frees up this “real estate” on the upper abdomen. This creates the appearance of a longer, slimmer torso. Patients often report feeling taller and more youthful after the procedure. The improved body contour enhances both the aesthetic appeal and the comfort of the individual.

The Procedure: What to Expect

With or Without Implants

Mastopexy can be performed with or without implants, depending on the patient’s goals. For those who desire additional volume, implants can be inserted during the same procedure. Alternatively, some patients prefer to use their existing breast tissue, which can be reshaped to achieve the desired lift without adding extra volume.

Types of Incisions

The type of incision required for mastopexy varies based on the degree of sagging and the patient’s anatomy. The most common incisions include:

  • Lollipop Incision: A circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease.
  • Anchor Incision: Similar to the lollipop incision but with an additional horizontal incision along the breast crease.

These incisions allow for the removal of excess skin and the reshaping of the breast tissue to create a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Benefits Beyond Aesthetics

Enhanced Comfort

One of the primary benefits of mastopexy is the significant improvement in physical comfort. Sagging breasts can cause strain on the neck, shoulders, and back, leading to chronic pain and discomfort. By lifting the breasts, mastopexy alleviates this strain, resulting in a more comfortable daily life.

Improved Self-Esteem

Many women experience a boost in self-esteem and body confidence following a mastopexy. The procedure restores a youthful and attractive breast shape, allowing women to feel more confident in their appearance. This can have a positive impact on various aspects of life, from personal relationships to professional interactions.

Is Mastopexy Right for You?

If you’re considering a mastopexy, it’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate your specific needs and goals. During your consultation, we will discuss your medical history, examine your breast anatomy, and determine the best approach for achieving your desired results.

Preparing for the Procedure

Preparation for mastopexy involves several steps to ensure a safe and successful outcome. These include:

  • Medical Evaluation: A thorough medical assessment to ensure you’re a suitable candidate for the surgery.
  • Lifestyle Adjustments: Recommendations on lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking and avoiding certain medications, to enhance healing and recovery.
  • Post-Surgical Planning: Arranging for help during the recovery period and understanding the post-operative care requirements.


Mastopexy is a transformative procedure that offers numerous benefits beyond merely lifting the breasts. By reclaiming your youthful contours and enhancing your overall body silhouette, mastopexy can significantly improve your comfort, appearance, and self-confidence. If you’re ready to explore this life-changing procedure, I invite you to schedule a consultation with me at Politis Plastic Surgery. Together, we can create a personalized plan to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Effie Politis, please contact our office:
Call us at: (813) 542 – 2587
Visit us: 5016 West Cypress Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL 33607


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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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