The breast lift, or Mastopexy, is an operation that reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and redefining the contour. This procedure does not change the actual size of the breasts; it reduces the area of the skin, as well as the areola if needed, and lifts the nipples, which gives a youthful lifted shape.
The best candidates for this surgery are women who want to get rid of the sagging breast without changing the size. Nevertheless if it is desired, it can be combined with breast augmentation or breast reduction.
This isn’t a simple operation, yet it is safe if performed by a qualified surgeon. It is done under general anesthesia and requires one or two days in the hospital. After the surgery, support dressing will need to be worn for several days, and later on, a support bra should be worn for a month.
This is a very individualized procedure; the patient should keep their goals realistic and discuss their expectations and concerns openly with their surgeon.