Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Indications of Breast Lift
Sagging breasts occur as a result of genetics, pregnancy, or weight loss
Surgery for Breast Lift, Mastoplexy
The operative technique involves repositioning the breast by removal of excess breast skin. In some patients this involves the removal of breast tissue, or the addition of a implant. Time 2-3hrs
Hospital, general anesthesia, local anesthesia with sedation at the office, overnight stay if desired.
Trade offs of Breast Lift, Mastopexy
There is mild surgical discomfort, bruising, swelling, and nipple sensitivity for about 2-3 weeks after surgery. The alterations in nipple sensitivity may occasionally be long lasting. Permanent scars are present but vary according to the technique used for surgery. Most of the techniques we utilize allow for breast feeding and the preservation of nipple sensation.
Risks of Breast Lift, Mastopexy
Although uncommon, complications can occur and include bleeding, infection, delayed healing with skin or nipple loss, asymmetry, widened and prominent scars and rarely the need for additional surgery.
Recovery from Breast Lift, Mastopexy
Our patients wear a support bra for 3-4 weeks to encourage good wound healing and minimize complications. Most patients return to work 1-3 weeks following surgery, light physical activity at 2- 4 weeks and their normal exercise routine at 6 weeks. Scar maturation occurs in 18-24 months.