Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A mastopexy is a breast lift that’s performed to relieve breast drooping, also known as “ptosis”. The sagging breast skin causes the nipple areola complex to be located lower than it should and in addition, the shifting of breast fullness becomes compromised. This is a cosmetic procedure and is often combined with simultaneous implant insertion to restore a former breast size or even to slightly augment a breast. Mild ptosis may require minimal skin removal just above the areola, while severe ptosis may require the incisions from the breast reduction to remove adequate skin to lift the breast. Recovery and complications of a breast lift are the same as the breast reduction.