A breast lift, also called Mastopexy, lifts and reshapes breasts. Weight loss, pregnancy and aging all can cause breasts to droop and lose their shape. A breast lift surgical procedure raises the nipple, removes excess skin and tightens the remaining skin. The amount of needed lift and the resulting scar is determined by the amount of breast droop. Mastopexy can also be combined with breast augmentation to restore breast shape.
If you are thinking about getting a breast lift, it may also be helpful to read about breast reduction. Post-operative recovery from mastopexy is similar to recovery from breast reduction. Restrictions on bras and physical activity are the same as with breast reduction. The risks of this operation are similar to those in breast reduction. Both procedures leave similar scars, but those from mastopexy are usually smaller.