Breast implants also may be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation.
Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon will assist you in making this decision.
Mastopexy (Greek μαστός mastos “breast” + -pēxiā “affix”) is the mammoplasty procedure for modifying the size, contour, and elevation of sagging breasts upon the chest. In a breast-lift surgery to re-establish an aesthetically proportionate bust for the woman, the critical corrective consideration is the tissue viability of the nipple-areola complex, to ensure the functional sensitivity of the breasts for lactation and breast-feeding. The breast-lift correction of a sagging bust is a plastic surgery operation that cuts excess tissues (glandular, adipose, skin), overstretched suspensory ligaments, and excess skin from the skin-envelope, and transposes the nipple-areola complex higher upon the breast hemisphere.