Breast lift (mastopexy)

Lifting of sagging breasts (ptosis) is successfully performed at our centre on a regular basis. The most common reasons for reduced elasticity of the skin in the region of the chest and breast are pregnancy, weight loss, ageing and congenital weakness of the connective tissue. Physical exercise has next to no impact on the improvement of sagging breasts. The goal of lifting (improvement of shape and firmness) is achieved by removing excess skin (resection) while at the same time balancing any potentially present asymmetry. There is also the option of combining breast augmentation and lifting. Any breast lifting procedure must be considered individually; therefore incisions around the areola (periareolar), below the areola (subareolar, vertical) and in the fold under the breast (submammary, T-shaped incision) or a combination thereof are possible. The informed consent discussion will include detailed information on any potential risks.