Breast Lift (“Mastopexy”)

Breast Reduction(“Reduction Mammaplasty”)
August 28, 2019
Breast Reconstruction
August 28, 2019


Raises and reshapes sagging breasts, by removing excess skin and repositioning the remaining tissue and nipples to improve its appearance. A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If a patients breasts are small or have lost volume (after pregnancy), getting breast implants in conjunction with a lift can increase their firmness and size.


1 to 3 hours.


Back to work: 1 week or more. Strenuous activities: 1 month. Fading of scars: May take up to a year.


The most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast. The incision outlines the area where breast skin will be removed, defining a new location for the nipple. After excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down and together, to reshape the breast. Patients with little sagging and smaller breasts may require a less extensive incisions. If so, a surgeon may use the doughnut (or concentric) mastopexy procedure, in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed.

Patient Status

Outpatient – Usually outpatient in the surgeons office. Some cases require inpatient services.


Local with Sedation