Breast Lift FAQ
What is a breast lift?The medical term for this procedure is mastopexy surgery. It involves raising the nipple and areola, removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue for a more youthful appearance. When combined with a breast reduction, this results in a smaller but lifted breast.
What’s the difference between a breast lift and breast implants?Breast implants increase the size of breasts and may lift the breast contour slightly but not dramatically. Implants used may be silicone or saline and are placed above or below the muscle. Breast-lift surgery alone does not significantly change the size of your breasts. However, the combination of a breast lift with implants can create larger, fuller breasts with greater cleavage.
Who can benefit from a breast lift?Time, pregnancy, significant weight-loss and breastfeeding can all cause the breast to lose shape and firmness as well as skin elasticity. Women who experience this sagging or deflated appearance can benefit from the procedure.
How long does it take to recover from a breast lift?breast lift is performed in the hospital, and recovery time depends on the individual. However, most women can return to work in two to three weeks. You will usually be able to return to exercise and regular activities, with your doctor’s approval, after four to six weeks.