Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

This procedure is designed for breasts which have drooped for any of a number of reasons. When the nipple is placed lower than the fold under the breast it is necessary to lift the nipple to a higher position on the breast mound.

This does involve scarring around the nipple and below – something which may require some thought on your behalf. This operation is performed under general anesthesia. No drainage is required.

This procedure is frequently combined with a prosthesis to improve shape and longevity of the result. Simple lifting does have the propensity to sag over time and require a re-do of the operation.

The Details

  • Time: 2-2.5 hours
  • Hospital stay: Overnight
  • Back to work: 5-7 days depending on occupation
  • Driving a car: 7-14 days depending on circumstances.
  • Exercise: Light at 3 weeks. Full at 6 weeks.