What is a breast lift?

POSTED: 11:49 AM Sep 26 2013   UPDATED: 11:42 AM Oct 10 2013
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A breast lift helps women raise and firm their breasts, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The procedure – called mastopexy – removes excess skins and tightens the surrounding tissue to reshape and support a woman’s breasts, according to the ASPS.

A woman can lose elasticity in her breasts due to pregnancy, breast feeding, weight fluctuations, aging, gravity and heredity, according to the ASPS.

A breast lift will not significantly change the size of your breasts, the ASPS said. Those types of changes need to be done during breast augmentation surgery.