Breast Lift

Procedure Overview

A breast lift (Mastopexy) is indicated for women with sagging breasts. Lifting re-positions the breast to a more youthful position.

Although several methods of lifting are available, I prefer the short scar or vertical technique. This technique limits scarring and provides for a long lasting youthful breast contour. Breast tissue is lifted and skin is tightened resulting in scars only around the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple) and a vertical scar in the lower breast. On rare occasions an inverted “T” scar is necessary.

Operative Time

Generally one and a half to two and a half hours


Local with IV sedation


Although rare, infection, bleeding, asymmetry and delayed healing may occur


Generally 2 weeks to resume aerobic type activities

Breast Lift Before and After Photos