Breast Lift

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.


Quick Facts

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
Anesthesia General
In/Outpatient Outpatient
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.