Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A surgical procedure to raise and recontour sagging breasts. In some cases, it can be performed in conjunction with surgery to enlarged the size of the breasts.
Mastopexy typically is performed to lift sagging, loose breasts of breasts that have lost volumen and elasticity after childbearing. It also can be reduce the size of the areola, the dark pink surrounding the nipple. You may be operated in an outpatient surgical facility or your may be admitted to a hospital.
Mastopexy usually is performed under general anesthesia. After surgery, pain that is controlled easily by medication will subside in a day or two. Within the first week, the dressing will be replaced by a soft bra, which will be advised to wear for several weeks.
Although you may be up and about in a day or two following surgery. To permit proper healing, you should avoid overhead fifting for three or four weeks.