Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is appropriate for women of all ages who are dissatisfied with the position of their breasts. It is especially common for women to notice sagging or drooping breasts requiring a breast lift surgery after childbirth and weight loss. Many times women will opt to combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation surgery using a breast implant to reshape and give fullness to the breasts. View before and after photos of some of of some breast lift patients.
Breast Lift Consultation
During the initial consultation our surgeons will evaluate your medical history and determine which breast surgery is best for you. We and his assistants will take the time to educate you about breast lift surgery and welcome all of your questions about the surgery, our practice, and recovery after your breast lift procedure.
Breast lift Surgery
Our surgeons will discuss the various techniques used for breast lift surgery and the location of the incisions used for each procedure. The incisions may be just around the areola (the colored skin around the nipple), around the areola and down the bottom of the breast, or they may include an incision in the fold under the breast. The scars are very well accepted and well hidden after the initial healing phase. We will help you choose the best option to reach your goals.
We will also often perform breast augmentation with breast implants at the same time as a lift. For most patients we recommend placing the breast implant behind the pectoralis muscle for a more natural appearance.
Breast lift surgery is a same-day procedure performed in our fully accredited outpatient surgery center on the first floor of our building.
Recovery after Breast Lift Surgery
Following your breast lift surgery, you will be cared for by the nursing staff in the recovery room. When you are fully awake and comfortable, you will be released to the care of a family member or friend with a list of after-care instructions.
Many breast lift patients return to work after 5-7 days of recovery time at home. There will be guidelines for after-care including lifting restrictions and limited exercise. We will schedule post breast lift surgery follow up appointments in one of our Minneapolis metro area or St. Cloud, Minnesota clinics periodically.