Lifting (mastopexy)

When performing a mastopexy, or breast lift, the breasts are reshaped by removing excess skin, replacing the areola, and reshaping the gland.



  • Ptosis or sagging breasts
  • Loss of skin elasticity
  • Falling areola

The surgical intervention

Depending on the indications, several incisions are made, ranging from a single incision around the areola to an inverted T-shaped scar.

  • The gland is resuspended and reshaped. The excess skin is removed.
  • The threads used are under the skin and dissolve naturally. 
  • No drain is required and the patient is to wear a sports bra for 4 to 6 weeks.

Patients will then have more aesthetic breasts. In order to be fully satisfied, a period of 3 to 6 months is necessary for the tissues to regain their suppleness and for the scars to fade.

Quitting smoking at least 2 months before the operation is mandatory in order to prevent predictable complications. Your surgeon will also review your general health with you in detail in order to minimise the risks of the surgical intervention as much as possible.