Breast lift (Mastopexy): What You Should Know

Breast lifts have become an increasingly popular way to rejuvenate your figure with a more youthful appearance.

Breasts can lose their firmness and elasticity due to pregnancy, breast feeding, weight changes, aging, gravity and heredity. They may sag and lose shape and volume. A breast lift reshapes and supports the breast by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, however it doesn't increase your breast size.

This outpatient procedure is performed with sedation or general anesthesia. Patients can typically go home the same day.


As your breasts heal after surgery, you'll wear a support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts. Your breasts will continue to settle into shape and position over a few months as incision lines fade.

Over time, your breasts may change due to age and gravity. Your lifted appearance will last longer if you maintain your weight and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.

Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions about your care after your procedure.

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