Breast lift, or mastopexy, is for the woman who has larger breasts that droop. The breast sags because there is too much skin for the volume of breast tissue. The operation removes the excess skin.
While an implant in a small, slightly sagging breast can improve both size and contour, an implant should not be used in an already large drooping breast, as it will only make the breast contour worse. There is no “standard” mastopexy. It must be tailored to the needs of each woman. Therefore, the incisions and the scars are highly variable, and cannot be determined without an examination. This is also an outpatient procedure. The anesthetic requirements depend on the extent of the operation, as well as your personal preference. Sometimes an implant may be combined with the skin reduction to obtain the desired result.