Myths About Sagging Breasts
Frequently, when a patient comes in to discuss a breast lift or mastopexy, their idea about what a sagging breast is, and also what a breast lift does, is not correct. During the examination, I will ask a woman to show me what she wants done with the breast, and often, they will raise the breast higher on their chest. There is actually no surgery of any kind that can do this, whether that is a breast lift or a breast augmentation because there is no way to raise the breast higher on the chest.
Sagging of the breast, by definition, is not the position of the breast on the chest, it is actually the position of the nipple on the breast itself. And even though a breast lift is called a breast lift, it actually does not lift a breast. It only repositions the nipple higher on the mound of the breast and will not raise the breast higher on the chest. It is important to think about this reality of a breast lift because, if your expectation is that the breast will be higher but it is not, then you are unlikely to be satisfied with the procedure, especially with the significant scars. If it is clear what the procedure can and cannot do, then this can be a very satisfying procedure.