Every patient has a different view of what a desirable size and shape for breasts means. During your consult, your surgeon will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure including your age, the size, and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin – and whether an implant is advisable. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned.
Your breast lift may be performed in a hospital, an outpatient surgery center, or a surgeon’s office-based facility. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis, for cost containment and convenience. Breast lifts are typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you’ll sleep through the operation. Mastopexy usually takes one and a half to three and a half hours during which your surgeon will use specialized surgical techniques to maximize your results while promoting minimal recovery.
A breast lift can be done solely on its own or paired with a breast augmentation (breast implants) to increase breast volume.