Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

What is an Breast lift?

Pregnancy, weight loss, age and other reasons can cause breasts to sag. Mastopexy is a proven procedure that elevates breasts, restores firmness, and gives them back their youthful look.

Surgical techniques

A Mastopexy will changes the shape, contours, and size of the breast. If necessary, the breast is raised up, and the nipple is repositioned. Both the nipple and areola may be slightly altered fro aesthetics.
The particular execution of this surgery is personal to each patient as it is modified for his or her body. Once the excess skin is removed, the nipple is then lifted and placed to improve both shape and contour. Any incision lines will be placed such that they can be concealed under clothing. If needed, a Mastopexy can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation (enlargement).

Ideal candidates
  • Patients in good shape physically with no mental issues.
  • Patients whose breasts have succumbed to gravity and time.
  • They might lack firmness, or have droopy nipples.
Risks and complications

As with any types of surgery, there are risks and complications associated with this procedure. Always discuss these and any other issues that might concern you with your doctor at the time of consultation. Some possible side effects could be infection, scarring or over hardening, and changes in sensation, uneven size, or shape after healing, and any risks normally associated with anesthesia.
Although there is no documentation showing that Mastopexy can interfere with pregnancy or breastfeeding, this action could cause the skin around and over the breast skin to stretch, adversely affecting the Mastopexy.

to expect post surgery

You will be placed under a general anesthetic and under normal circumstances will be released the same day. Some tenderness, Swelling, and bruises are normal. Over the next 6 months, your breasts will become softer, smoother, and more natural looking, but you are ready to resume all normal activities in just two weeks.