A breast lift, or mastopexy, is cosmetic breast surgery to lift the breasts. The surgery may also involve changing the position of the areola and nipple.
Mastopexy; Breast lift with reduction; Breast lift with augmentation
Cosmetic breast surgery can be done at an outpatient surgery clinic or in a hospital.
You will likely receive general anesthesia. This is medicine that keeps you asleep and pain-free. Or, you may receive medicine to help you relax and local anesthesia to numb the area around the breasts to block pain. You will be awake but unable to feel pain.
The surgeon will make 1 to 3 surgical cuts in your breast. Extra skin will be removed and your nipple and areola may be moved.
Sometimes, women have breast augmentation (enlargement with implants) when they have a breast lift.