Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

DEFINITION

Breast Lift recontours and raises sagging breasts by removing excess skin, and repositioning tissue and nipples. The procedure usually is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients may experience temporary soreness, swelling, bruising or a change in nipple sensation. Potential complications include thick scarring, skin loss, infection, unevenly positioned nipples, loss of feeling in the nipples or breasts, asymmetry. Patients generally return to work within a week and return to strenuous activity within one month. Scars should fade within several months to a year. Results vary as aging, pregnancy, and changes in weight may cause new sagging.