Breast lift is an operation to lift and reshape sagging breasts. The operation involves
- repositioning the breast gland
- repositioning the nipple and areola
- removing excess skin
- sometimes adding a breast implant to restore lost volume
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia (asleep) and takes 2-3 hours, depending on the technique required. There is an overnight stay in hospital.
Swelling and bruising reduce over 2 weeks, and pain medication will be required for about 1 week. Return to work is possible at 1 - 2 weeks. Scars are permanent, but continue to fade with time and become less conspicuous.Play surgery procedure animation