Mastopexy is a surgical procedure that raises and re-contours sagging breasts, or breasts that have lost volume and elasticity after childbearing, through aging or marked weight loss. An uplift and reshaping of the breasts can give you a more youthful looking figure.
The operation involves techniques similar to those used in breast reduction and includes repositioning the nipple and reduction or tightening of the skin of the breasts. Sometimes a breast implant is used along with the reshaping to achieve an increase in size where this is desired.
Your breast lift can be done on an outpatient basis, using either a local or general anesthetic. Most swelling and discoloration will subside after a few weeks. There may be a temporary loss of sensation in the breast skin but this improves with time. The surgeon makes every effort to minimize scarring. The scars often remain more visible for a year following surgery, then fade, and are generally acceptable given the improvement in breast position and shape.
Return to work and light activity is possible in a few days but heavier physical activity and exercise must await the passage of three to four weeks.
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