Breast lift (Mastopexy) is the mammoplasty procedure to collect saggy breasts that have lost the elasticity due to the denaturalization of elastic fibers in breast tissue. Saggy breasts may be caused by pregnancy, childbirth, rapid weightloss or aging, and it can cause inconvenience due to saggy skin and derease in confidence in beauty, causing mental stress.
The degree of sagginess is judged by how below the nipple is from the bottom line of a breast.The normal location of a nipple is 4-5 cm above the bottom line of a breast, and the degree of sagginess can be categorized into three levels.
Stage A mastoptosis
The nipple is at the level of the line underneath breast, or drooped less than 1cm from this line.
Stage B mastoptosis
The nipple is drooped about 1-2cm from the line underneath the breast, but remains above the lowest Stage C level.
Stage C mastoptosis
The nipple is facing downward because it is drooped more than 3cm from the line underneath the breast.