Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Although a breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts, it can be a worthwhile option for women with enlarged areolas, nipples that fall below the breast crease, or one breast that is lower than the other. A personal consultation with one of The Face & Body Center’s surgeons will help you decide whether a breast lift is right for you. Your surgeon will discuss the likely outcome of surgery as well as the risks or potential complications. There are three common incision patterns for breast lift surgery. Your surgeon will choose an incision pattern based on your degree of breast sagging, the size and position of your areolas, and your overall breast size and shape. The results of the surgery will be immediately visible. A breast lift is generally done as an outpatient surgery. Patients may be required to wear an elastic bandage to minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal. Your doctor will give you other instructions on caring for yourself after surgery. The surgeons and staff at The Face & Body Center are available to discuss any questions you may have by calling 866-939-4999 or 939-9999 in the Jackson Metro Area.