Breast Lift

A woman’s breasts may develop ptosis (sagginess) for a variety of reasons such as age, gravity, weight changes, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and genetics.  A breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a procedure performed to restore the youthful appearance and contour to your breasts.  It may be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation to achieve a fuller and uplifted appearance and to replace lost volume.  A mastopexy can improve the aesthetic appearance of the breasts by removing excess lax skin, tightening the surrounding tissue, re-positioning the nipple higher on the breast, and often by reducing the size of the areola.

How is a breast lift procedure performed?

A breast lift is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.  As there are several different techniques used to perform a breast lift, Dr. Belz will discuss your cosmetic goals, inform you of your options, review the risks and benefits of surgery, and clarify your post-operative course during your personalized consultation.  Dr. Belz is pleased to offer the SPAIR short scar technique, which reduces the scar burden in comparison to the traditional anchor-shaped scar pattern.

What is the recovery process after a breast lift procedure?

While the initial recovery time is typically several days, most patients opt to take a full week off before returning to work.  Bruising and swelling may be present for two to three weeks.  Most individuals are able to resume exercise or strenuous activity approximately 4 to 6 weeks after surgery, once cleared by Dr. Belz.

Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Dr. Belz. She is ready to provide you with personalized care and a feminine perspective to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.