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Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Breast lift or mastoplexy works by removing excess skin from the breast and remodeling the deep tissue to raise the breast for a more youthful appearance. In addition to aging, breasts may sag due to pregnancy, history of breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. Often times, patients have had lower hanging breasts since their breasts first developed at puberty. By itself, a breast lift can not only restore the breast height but also increase the fullness of the upper breast. However, some women choose to combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation to obtain additional size and volume in the “perkier” breast.


  • A Healthy, Non-smoking (>1 month) Patient
  • A Patient displeased with lower-hanging or asymmetric breast(s)


The surgery can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. There are multiple options for breast lift surgery. The choice of incisions is governed largely by the degree of lift required and will be discussed with Dr. Galanis as part of your consultation. These incisions are typically located around the areola in a concentric pattern, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, or horizontally at the breast crease. As a general rule, the more lift that is required, the more involved the incision pattern. Depending on patient goals, an implant may be placed at the same time as a lift.


  • Outpatient surgery.
  • Results are immediate.
  • Pain will vary. Oral pain medicine may be needed for 7 to 10 days.
  • A compression bra will be provided and should be worn for 2 weeks. A sports bra may be worn beginning at 2 weeks. A wire bra may not be worn until at least 4 weeks postoperative.
  • Drains are rarely placed and if they are they are typically removed in one week.
  • All sutures are dissolvable.
  • There are no restrictions on daily activity; patients are encouraged to walk. Patients may shower the day after surgery. No lifting more than 10 pounds for 2 weeks and patient may drive when narcotic pain medication is necessary. Moderate exercise is permitted at 2 weeks; no overly strenuous activity or heavy lifting for four weeks.
  • Expect to take 1 to 2 weeks off of work depending on job demands.
  • You will be seen in office following surgery at 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, and after as needed.

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Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

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