• Mastopexy (breast lift)

  • The procedure

    Your breasts are lifted and tightened by removing skin from below and around your nipple. The nipple is raised to a higher position and the breast tissue inside is repositioned to give you more fullness in the upper part of your breast. The skin is then stitched leaving you with a scar around the areola (the coloured skin around the nipple), vertically down from the areola to the crease under the breast and usually a horizontal scar underneath the breast along the breast crease (i.e. the scar is shaped like an inverted letter “T” or an anchor).

     

  • What does it involve?

    A mastopexy is performed under a general anaesthetic (with you asleep). You will wake up with surgical tapes along the wounds and you may have a surgical drain (tube) coming out of each breast. You will need to go into a supportive post-surgical or sports bra following surgery.

    What are the benefits?

    Mastopexy techniques provide a breast lift and increase the fullness to the upper part of your breast. A mastopexy will not change the volume of your breast