Mastopexy is a surgical procedure that lifts and re-contours sagging breasts, and is commonly known as a breast lift. The uplifting and reshaping of the breasts can provide a more youthful looking figure. The procedure helps rejuvenate breasts that have lost volume and elasticity due to:
- Breast Feeding
- Weight Changes
The operation involves techniques similar to those used in breast reduction surgery, and includes repositioning the nipple and reduction or tightening of the skin of the breasts. Breast lifts will not increase or reduce the size of your breasts. If additional size is desired, a breast implant can be used along with the reshaping and lifting process. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining a breast lift with breast reduction surgery.
Mastopexy can be done on an outpatient basis, using either a local or general anesthetic, and usually takes between two and three hours. After surgery, pain is rarely strong, and is normally on a level from mild to moderate discomfort. The swelling begins to subside after three or four days, and most swelling and discoloration will disappear after a few weeks. A return to work and light exercise may be resumed in a few days, while more vigorous activity or exercise may be resumed in three to four weeks.