A breast lift, or mastopexy, restores a firmer, shapelier breast, which will improve body contours and give the breasts a perky, youthful appearance. A breast lift will rejuvenate your figure by giving you the youthful shape that gravity has taken away.
Mastopexy, or breast lift, is a procedure to lift the breast and reposition the nipple. Some women will benefit from an simultaneous breast augmentation with implants due to loss of breast volume over the years. Multiple techniques exist that can fulfil your goals with minimal scarring.
For patients who require more volume as well as lift, then the augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with implants), is the operation of choice. If less volume is desired, then the lift can be performed in association with a breast reduction.
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure.. There is minimal pain after the procedure and this is usually controlled with simple analgesia. Dr. Kim allows showering 24 hours after surgery. A soft supportive sports bra or padded bra can be used post op for about a month.
Most people can return to a level of daily duties the next day, but this can vary on an individual basis so when planning for this surgery we would suggest you plan to have:
- 10-14 days off work for more physical-type work
- No working out or heavy lifting for 6 weeks