A breast lift is a plastic surgery that tightens and lifts sagging, drooping breasts for a shapelier, more youthful breast appearance.
The breast and nipple restored back to its youthful anatomical position following the effects of aging, weight loss or pregnancy through a breast lift, or mastopexy.
Restoration of a breast to its anatomical position is dependent on many factors, including age, quality of skin, history of pregnancy and history of weight loss.
The breast lift procedure is intended to give women an elevated, more youthful breast contour, as well ensure the desired size of the nipple-areolar complexes are at the correct height and location.
A breast lift typically takes 2 to 3 hours to complete, and is performed under general anesthesia procedure. There are several possible techniques for a breast lift. If there is breast volume asymmetry, it can be improved by removing excess volume in the larger breast. All techniques typically require excess skin excision to help reshape the breast. These techniques are designed to move the nipple into a more youthful position. There are other techniques, such as the short-scar lift, which involves less extensive incisions and scarring, which may be appropriate for certain patients.