Breast Lift (Mastopexy) FAQs

What might this procedure do for me?

Breast Lift  procedures are intended to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Women whose breasts are sagging from weight loss, pregnancy or loss of skin elasticity will benefit from this procedure.

How long do the results last?

Results following breast lift surgery may last anywhere from 5 years to permanent.  The answer to this is highly dependent on the quality of skin and size of your breasts.

What will my recovery be like?

Recovery from breast lift surgery usually includes breast discomfort and bruising.  This may last for several days to a week .

Will I have restrictions after the procedure?

Restrictions following breast lift surgery include avoidance of strenuous activity for approximately two weeks.

When will I be back to work?

You will be able to return to work in 1 week following your breast lift surgery.

Where is the surgery performed?

Our physicians perform the majority of their breast lift procedures at Northwest Hospital, Northwest Tucson Surgery Center or Oro Valley Hospital.

What type of anesthesia is used?

In Tucson, Arizona, mastopexy procedures may be perfomred under general anesthesia (asleep) or local with sedation performed by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.

Where will the scars be?

The scars will be located around the areola (which can be made smaller) vertically down to the breast crease and sometimes along the undersurface of the breast crease. All scars are hidden in a bra or bathing suit.

What are the risks?

While complications are rare following mastopexy procedures, the risks include infection, bleeding and scarring, as with all surgical procedures. Numbness to the nipples or breast skin are also potential complications of this procedure.