Breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, skin loses elasticity that can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This cosmetic plastic surgery procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. Excess skin is removed and the tissues, including the nipples and areolae, are repositioned. Breasts may be enlarged with saline-filled or silicone gel implants at the time of a breast lift (mastopexy) surgery, or as a second procedure, if an increase in size is also desirable.
Reasons for considering a breast lift (mastopexy) surgery include: