You could be a candidate for a breast lift if you are a non-smoker who is bothered or anxious about sagging breasts. Often, mastopexy candidates have breasts that are elongated or pendulous with nipples that point downward toward the ground. You may also be a candidate for a breast lift if your nipples are positioned below the crease of your breasts.
Breast lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia, which means you’ll need to avoid eating or drinking on the day of your surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon will form incisions and reshape the underlying tissues with the breast to a more youthful shape and appearance. Your nipples will also be readjusted and resized, and excess skin removed before closing the incisions.
A breast lift is a major surgery that requires a recovery period that lasts several weeks after your procedure is complete. You’ll awaken from surgery with bandages and dressings over your incisions, as well as compression garments to help minimize swelling. You may be instructed to wear a specific type of support bra as you heal. It is important to follow all of your surgeon’s instructions following your procedure, including taking medications as directed to help lower the risk of infection.