Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
This procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging. You may also desire a mastopexy if breast sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone. The procedure may also be helpful if your nipple-areolar complexes (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged. The procedure is intended to give the patient an elevated, more youthful breast contour, as well as nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size and at the correct height.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The patient goes home with only light dressings over the incision lines. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.
Breast lift is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The specific risks and the suitability of mastopexy for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.