Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts that have lost elasticity due to the effects of pregnancy, nursing, weight fluctuations, time, or gravity. A breast lift reshapes the breast to a more natural rounded shape and also repositions the breast, nipple, and areola to a more natural and youthful position and projection.
Dr. Wright can combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for patients who have thin, drooping breasts, with nipples at or below the breast fold. An implant will often help shape the breast providing fullness in the upper portion even if it is not used to make the breast larger.

THE SURGERY

Breast lifts are performed under general or IV anesthesia on an out-patient basis. The surgery is performed at our state-of-the-art surgery suite. Mastopexy usually takes two to three hours to perform. Techniques vary, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast.

Other women may simply require an incision around the nipple/areola while others require a vertical breast lift that results in a “lollipop” type incision. Regardless of the incision required, breast lift surgery is performed in such a way that scarring is hidden by a bathing suit or bra. Patients usually return to work after a week or two, with healing gradually taking place over about three months.

Breast Lift with Augmentation

Dr. Wright can combine a breast lift with breast augmentation for patients who have thin, drooping breasts, with nipples at or below the breast fold. An implant will often help shape the breast providing fullness in the upper portion even if it is not used to make the breast larger.