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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

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All women's breasts drop with age, but this can be accelerated by the effects of pregnancy and weight loss. In addition some woman develop droop almost as soon as their breasts develop and may be associated with other abnormalities of the breast anatomy.

Breast lift (mastopexy) essentially involves excision of excess skin of the breast to tighten and lift the breast (including the nipple). It may involve some reshaping or repositionong of the underlying breast tissue.
As a result it always involves placing scars on the breast, as a minimum around the nipple, but frequently extending down from the nipple and sometimes with a small horizontal scar beneath the breast.

Complications are similar but less common than in breast reduction. 

  • nipple necrosis (extremely rare)
  • loss of nipple sensation
  • scarring
  • haematoma
  • infection
  • anaesthetic complications

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