Natural aging, weight shifts, and breastfeeding can alter the shape of the breasts or affect the size of the areola, which is the dark area surrounding the nipple. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, enhances or restores the shape of the breasts.
Characteristics of the ideal candidate include:
Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure. Following incision, breast tissue is reshaped and repositioned. Excess skin around the breast is removed and tightened. The nipple is also repositioned on the lifted breast.
Please note that a breast lift cannot increase the size of a patient’s breasts. Please visit our section on breast augmentation, which is often performed in conjunction with a breast lift.
Dr. Ashraf provides detailed post-operative checklists to her surgical patients. Generally, she recommends her patients do the following:
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