Combination breast lift and augmentation, or augmentation mastopexy, is a procedure designed to correct the two most common changes that occur in breast appearance following pregnancy: loss of breast volume, and stretching of breast skin.

While there are some moms who can get acceptable cosmetic results from augmentation or mastopexy alone, many have a combination of breast volume loss and skin excess that requires simultaneous augmentation and mastopexy.

The Procedure

An augmentation mastopexy can reverse these effects and restore the shape and youthful appearance of your breasts. This surgical procedure raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Many patients who have undergone a breast augmentation mastopexy feel that their figure is rejuvenated, and report having a breast profile that is more youthful, lifted, and firm.

This highly individualized procedure is done through the use of many different incision patterns and techniques, and is often performed in conjunction with breast implants.

In addition to recently pregnant women, augmentation mastopexy is commonly performed on major weight loss patients, including those who have had bariatric surgery. This is because obesity followed by major weight loss usually produces breast changes that are similar to those seen after successive pregnancies. Often, the effect on breast skin is quite severe. Other patients are primarily interested in increasing their breast volume, but have enough breast drooping, or ptosis to make the appearance of breast augmentation alone odd and unappealing. Placing implants behind breasts with significant ptosis creates the appearance of breasts hanging off of a pair of implants, which looks distinctly unnatural and aesthetically unappealing.


These patients are best served by augmentation mastopexy, which in addition to increasing breast volume restores the position of the nipple-areola complex to the top of the breast mound, tightens the lower pole and lifts the breast.

The Exclusive Volume Sizing System

We are using the Mentor VSS, Volume Sizing System in the office. This system allows our clients to “try” various sizes of breast implants in order to determine the size that fits their body type best by offers clients a side-by-side comparison of various sizes of implants. This gives patients a particularly accurate pre-procedure image of what the results of their augmentation procedure will look like. Our clients love the new VSS system.

Contact or call us for a free consultation for Breast Sizing (410) 590-4313.