Breast lift, or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight change, aging and gravity produce changes in the appearance of a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy is a surgery performed by plastic surgeons to raise and reshape sagging breasts. This operation can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin around the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both firmness and size.
Lifting and enlarging the breasts involves more incisions, more “inside-the-breast” surgical dissection, and more surgical closure, all of which take more time and skill than implant placement alone. Breast augmentation requires only a small incision, precise creation of a pocket for the implants, insertion of implants, and rapid closure. The cost of any operation is related to both the time and surgical effort/skill required, not to mention operating room time, anaesthesia time, and the related increased costs for these things as well.