Mastopexy, more commonly called a breast lift, returns your breast's youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, loss of the skin’s natural elasticity or simply the effects of gravity. The procedure can also reduce areola size (the dark skin surrounding the nipple), and it can be combined with breast augmentation for added breast volume and firmness.
Breasts of any size can be lifted, but results may last longer when the breasts are originally small and sagging. Mastopexy may be performed in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center. It is usually done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.