Breast lift is generally done to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining tissue and nipples. Significant weight loss, gravity or pregnancy can cause sagging of breasts. Various activities, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes may cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure.
Procedure takes about 1 to 3 hours with local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. 7 days off work is usually necessary. Strenuous activities are not recommended within 1 month of surgery.