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Breast Lift

A woman's breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
       · Pregnancy
       · Breastfeeding
       · Weight fluctuations
       · Aging
       · Gravity
       · Heredity
Breast Lift, also known as mastopexy is a plastic surgery procedure that lifts the breast for women who were either born with sagging breasts or whose breasts have fallen with age. Some women who choose to have a breast augmentation may also be told to have that plastic surgery procedure along with a breast lift for optimal results.

Procedure :

Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.


Length :

1 to 3 hours.


Anesthesia :

Local with sedation, or general.


In/Outpatient :

Usually outpatient. Sometimes inpatient.


Side Effects :

Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin. Permanent scars.


Risks :

Thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection. Unevenly positioned nipples. Permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.


Recovery :

Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. Fading of scars: several months to a year.


Duration of Results :

Variable; gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.