Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
|Procedure||Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.|
|Length||One to three hours.|
|Anesthesia||Local with sedation, or general.|
|In/Outpatient||Usually outpatient. Sometimes inpatient.|
|Side Effects||Temporary bruising, swelling, discomfort, numbness, dry breast skin; permanent scars.|
|Risks||Thick, wide scars; skin loss; infection; unevenly positioned nipples; permanent loss of feeling in nipples or breast.|
Back to work: one week or more.
Strenuous activities: one month.
Fading of scars: several months to a year.
|Duration of results||Variable
Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.
Actual patient photographs available at time of consult.