A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of gravity. The procedure can also reduce areola size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with augmentation mammaplasty (breast augmentation) for added breast volume and firmness
Breast lifts rejuvenate the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. Dr. Acharya performs the procedure on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. After surgery, a bra is worn full time for several weeks, but a return to work can be relatively quick, depending on a patient’s profession. Patient’s are advised not to purchase new expensive bras until several months after surgery, when all the swelling and final changes to breast shape are complete.