Breast lift goals
As no two breasts are completely the same, part of the goal for this surgery is to reduce any asymmetry and aim towards natural looking and youthful breasts. Where there is sufficient tissue, a mastopexy is enough. Lifting the breast higher on the chest wall, can drop the breast size by half a cup size. Even when all the tissue is preserved, moving the breast higher can result in a smaller bra cup size needed as there is more tissue at the top of the breast and less at the bottom.
Upper pole hollowing
Sometimes the upper pole of the breast is hollow. A breast lift can help, but if you want more fullness in the upper breast, you need implants in combination with a breast lift. This is known as an augmentation mastopexy. To find out more, please see our augmentation mastopexy part of the website.