Breastlift, or mastopexy, is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Sagging breasts may results from many factors; pregnancy, nursing, aging and gravity over time, are just a few. During a mastopexy, the plastic surgeon can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) or insert implants to increase breast firmness and size.
A breast lift is normally safe when performed by a qualified plastic surgeon. However, as with any surgery, there is some risk involved. Check with your surgeon about the details of any risk or complication involved with this procedure.
Breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure, in an outpatient surgery center, a surgeon’s office or a hospital.
Breast lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia. Some surgeons using a small incision may prefer local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. A mastopexy procedure usually takes 1 1/2 – 3 hours.
Some patients will be able to return to work in 2 weeks but should avoid lifting anything over their head for about 4 weeks.