As the name implies, a breast lift raises a patient’s breasts to give them a more youthful, pert appearance. A breast lift differs from breast augmentation in that, by itself, it essentially does nothing to increase the volume of the patient’s breasts
Known medically as mastopexy, a breast lift is achieved through two separate steps. The first removes excess surrounding skin, usually above the breasts. The second function reshapes the neighboring tissues to offer improved support. Breast lifts can also reduce the size of the patient’s areolas, which tend to increase in size with aging.
While breast lift and breast augmentation operations have fundamentally different purposes, they are often performed together to improve the size, shape, and position of the patient’s breasts.