Issaquah Plastic Surgery - Kimberly K. Lu, M.D.  

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Sagging and loss of firmness of the breast tissue and skin, or drooping of the nipple and areola may result from pregnancy, nursing, weight gain or loss, aging and gravity. Breast lift or mastopexy is a procedure which removes and tightens breast skin and repositions the nipple and areolar complex to raise and reshape sagging and drooping breasts. Mastopexy does result in longer and more noticeable scars than a standard breast augmentation, but these scars are designed to be as inconspicuous as possible. During your consultation with Dr. Lu, she will discuss the various types of mastopexies and which type she would recommend for you. There are three common types of incision patterns: around the areola, around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (lollipop), and lollipop plus horizontally along the breast crease (anchor). Women with large, heavy breasts can have mastopexies, but the results may not be as long lasting due to stretching of the skin from the weight of the breasts. In women with small breasts or loss of volume from pregnancy, insertion of breast implants in addition to mastopexy will increase firmness and size, and result in long lasting superior fullness compared to mastopexy alone. Image Gallery

Kimberly K. Lu


Issaquah Plastic Surgery


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