Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to lift and reshape sagging breasts. This procedure is typically performed on women who have experienced changes in breast shape and volume due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
During the breast lift surgery, the surgeon will make an incision around the areola and may extend the incision vertically or horizontally on the breast, depending on the extent of sagging. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped and lifted to create a more youthful and lifted appearance. The nipple and areola are also repositioned to a higher position on the breast.
Breast lift surgery can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation, and can take several hours to complete. The procedure may be performed alone or in combination with breast augmentation or reduction surgery, depending on the patient’s individual needs.
After the surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days to weeks. Patients are usually advised to wear a supportive bra and avoid strenuous activities for several weeks. The results of breast lift surgery are generally long-lasting, but patients may experience some natural aging changes in breast shape and size over time.
Breast lift surgery carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in nipple or breast sensation. It is important to discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure with a qualified plastic surgeon before deciding to undergo the surgery. A skilled and experienced surgeon can help patients achieve their desired results while minimizing the risk of complications.