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Time, gravity and pregnancy, together or by themselves can take a toll on your breasts. Some women complain that they have to “stuff” your breasts into their bra, or are not happy that they can no longer comfortable wear shirts and dresses without a bra. For many women a breast lift may be a solution.
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a technique where excess skin is removed from a sagging breast, and the breast is lifted and returned to a higher position in the chest. Many women also want to increase the size of their breasts while doing a breast lift by using breast implants. A breast augmentation combined with a breast lift is called a mastopexy/augmentation.
The degree of droopiness, which is called ptosis ‘toe-siss’, is measured in different levels. Most patients with ptosis of a Grade 2 or greater usually need some degree of breast lift. Not sure where you are on the scale? Try the “Pencil Test” – stand in front of a mirror with a pencil in the crease under your breast.
Ptosis in evaluated by using the following scale:
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