Our goal in performing a mastopexy, or “breast lift,” is to create a natural looking breast with smooth contours and a more youthful shape. This is accomplished by reshaping the breast gland and removing the excess skin. We strive to achieve this with the minimum of scars.
If greater breast volume is desired, a breast implant can be used at the same time to augment the breast. This is discussed under the “Breast uplift and Augmentation” section.
The breasts will descend and become lower on the chest because of time, gravity and the changes associated with pregnancy. A breast lift, or “Mastopexy,” is a procedure that will restore the breast to its more youthful and aesthetically pleasing shape and position.
Most people experience very little pain after a breast lift. Bruising is usually resolved after 2 weeks. Swelling may persist for approximately 3-4 weeks. Patients usually return to light activities after 5-7 days and full activity is usually resumed after 3-4 weeks.
A support bra must be worn for approximately 3-4 weeks as the breasts heal into their new shape. Scars tend to be raised and red in the beginning. The scars fade over the following 3 months. Their appearance continues to fade and improve after 6-12 months.