Breast Lift-Vertical Lift Basics
What is the Vertical Breast Lift?
When your nipple falls below the level of your breast crease, it’s time to contact your cosmetic surgeon or board-certified plastic surgeon for help. If your breasts are sagging severely, a vertical lift, or vertical mastopexy, can restore your breasts to their more natural-looking appearance.
In the vertical breast lift, your skin and tissues are removed in a vertical direction. This procedure helps create more attractive, natural-looking breasts; this technique may be used in conjunction with breast implants or without breast implants.
How is the Vertical Breast Lift Performed?
The vertical breast lift is often performed during a breast reduction procedure but may also be performed to restore sagging or drooping breasts during a breast augmentation procedure. A small incision is typically made down the front of your breast. Your breast lift surgeon then removes fat and tissues in a vertical direction and recontours your breast tissue until a shapelier breast is achieved.
What are the Advantages of the Vertical Breast Lift?
- Breasts appear smoother and more contoured
- Excess fat and tissues are removed
- Corrects asymmetry of your breasts
What are the Disadvantages of Vertical Breast Lift?
- Visible scarring for up to one year after your procedure
- Typically a better match for small or moderate breast reductions
- Post-surgical swelling and downtime