Surgical Procedures


Breast Lift

Breast Lift surgery, or Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to lift the sagging droopy breast and give it a more aesthetic shape and position without altering the size. The most common reason women choose this operation is to “perk” the breasts up again after child bearing. After child bearing the breasts get larger with breast feeding, then shrink and sag. With breast lift surgery the nipple i s elevated back to position and the rest of the extra skin is removed. This essentially tightens the breast and fills up the superior portion producing cleavage.

There are different types of lifts available with different incision patterns. The most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision and stitches are usually placed around the areola, in a vertical line extending downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.

Another technique that could be an option for those with small breasts and minimal sagging is the "doughnut mastopexy," where circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.

The surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis. You will feel discomfort, but any pain can be controlled with medication. You can expect your chest to be bruised, swollen and ache and this can last for a few weeks.

The results of a breast lift are instantaneous but the final result will not be seen until swelling has reduced. You will probably be instructed not to participate in strenuous activities for 2 - 4 weeks.

For further information about this procedure, please click here: American Society of Plastic Surgeons.