A breast firming also known as mastopexy is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to change the shape of your breasts. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts.
As you get older, your breasts change — losing elasticity and firmness. There are many causes for these kinds of breast changes, including:
During pregnancy, the ligaments that support your breasts might stretch as your breasts get fuller and heavier. This stretching might contribute to sagging breasts after pregnancy — whether or not you breast-feed your baby.
Changes in your weight can cause your breast skin to stretch and lose elasticity.
Over time, gravity causes ligaments in the breasts to stretch and sag.
A breast lift can reduce sagging and raise the position of the nipples and the darker area surrounding the nipples (areolae). The size of the areolae can also be reduced during the procedure to keep them in proportion to the newly shaped breasts.
Need of a Breast Lift If:
Your breasts sag — they've lost shape and volume, or they've gotten flatter and longer
Your nipples — when your breasts are unsupported — fall below your breast creases
Your nipples and areolae point downward
Your areolae have stretched out of proportion to your breasts
One of your breasts falls lower than the other
A breast lift isn't for everyone. If you're considering pregnancy at any point in the future, you might delay getting a breast lift. During pregnancy your breasts could stretch and offset the results of the lift.