Mastopexy or breast lift involves redraping the breast skin envelope to restore a youthful breast shape. The procedure will also raise drooping nipples, and improve the contour and shape of sagging breasts. The diameter of the areolar can also be reduced to suit the breast size.
Different techniques are available depending on the degree of uplift required. The greater the uplift, the bigger the resultant scar willl be. The incision (and resultant scar) can be limited to around the areola or may extend to a short vertical incision below the areola. Larger uplifts may also require a horizontal incision placed in the fold under the breast.