Breast Lift

(Mastopexy)

Procedure:

Raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples.

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.

Recovery:

Feeling better and back to work: 1 week or more.
Strenuous activities: 1 month.
Fading of scars: several months to a year.

Duration of Results:

Variable; gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer when combined with implants.

Options:

There are many variations in breast lift technique. Dr. Moscoe will determine the best technique for you based on the size and shape of your breast, and the extent of the sagging.

A breast lift may be done as a standalone procedure, or you and Dr. Moscoe may decide you would be a good candidate for an enlargement at the same time.

If you decide on an enlargement, breast implants will be required.