Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Information


  • You are physically healthy aren't pregnant or breastfeeding

  • You do not smoke

  • Breasts are fully developed

  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost shape and volume

  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous

  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease

  • Your nipples and areolas point downward

  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas

  • One breast is lower than the other


  • A medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking well in advance of surgery

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

  • Be sure to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to stay with you the first night after surgery


Avoid lifting for 2 weeks

  • Are not limited to:

  • Poor scarring

  • Loss of nipple sensation

  • Incision breakdown

  • Asymmetry

Unlikely Complications