If you have ever stood in front of a mirror and wished that your breasts where firmer, higher and more youthful-looking, breast lift surgery may be a good option for you. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure by restoring the lift and shape that is often lost as gravity takes it toll.
|Procedure||The breasts are raised, the nipples are repositioned and the areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) may be reduced in size. May also be combined with a breast augmentation (implants) to add fullness to the breast.|
|Length||1 to 3 hours|
|Temporary Side Effects||Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, and dry breast skin.|
|Recovery||Back to work in 1 week or more. More strenuous activity 4 to 6 weeks or more. Fading and flattening of scars: several months to 1 year.|
|Duration of Results||Variable. You can expect to maintain your new breast shape, unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant.|
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons website is a source of more information on breast lift or mastopexy.