Breast Life or Mastopexy is a cosmetic surgical procedure to change the shape of the breasts without implants, generally to attain a “lifting” effect. The procedure may involve the repositioning of the areola and nipple, removal of excess skin and the lifting of breast tissues; and is usually an alternative when breast augmentation cannot be performed due to excessive skin looseness.
There are various approaches towards Mastopexy. A Full Breast Lift, which provides maximum results in achieving desired breast shape and position, is common though it involves incisions in three areas: the crease underneath the breasts, around the areola, and between the areola and the base of the breasts. A Modified or Limited Breast Lift involves fewer incisions, though the effects are usually less dramatic.