Breast Lift

Age is one of the many factors that can affect a woman’s body; other factors include breastfeeding, pregnancy, hormonal changes, and weight loss. Mastopexy, more commonly known as a “breast lift” procedure, aims to reverse those negative changes and restore the breast’s appearance.

Contrary to popular belief, breast lift surgery is not the same as breast enhancement or breast augmentation surgery. Breast lift surgery is different in that it does not alter your breast size.

What is a Breast Lift? And are there different kinds?

Mastopexy is a procedure that lifts and restores the shape of sagging breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping damaged breast tissue. In some cases, the nipples are repositioned to give a more natural look. The procedure usually takes one to two hours.

The procedure has two variations: the crescent breast lift and the vertical breast lift. The former is meant only for repositioning the nipple while the latter is a more complete procedure that involves the reshaping of breast tissue and the removal of excess skin and fat.


You are qualified for a breast lift surgery if:

  • You are physically and mentally healthy and stable
  • You do not smoke
  • You are not happy with how your breasts sag
  • You are not content with the fact that your breasts are not firm
  • Your nipples point downward
  • Your breast shape changed because of age or child birth


How do I know if I need a Breast Lift or Breast Implants?

Your procedure will depend on your body and your personal goals. If you need additional information, our surgeons will be happy to give you a one-on-one consultation.

Will I get scars?

The incisions will definitely not be visible under normal clothing. However, minor scarring is expected but will not be permanent. Any scar that you may get will be less visible 12 to 18 months post surgery.

Where will you conduct the procedure?

The surgery will be conducted in a private hospital.

How long am I required to stay in Hospital after the surgery?

Most of our patients are allowed to go home right after the surgery. However, cases can differ from patient to patient.

How long is the recovery period?

Our clients are usually allowed to resume work in two weeks time. Physical activity can be continued right away provided they are not strenuous in nature.

What type of anesthesia will be used?

General anesthetics will be used for this kind of surgery.

Will this procedure affect my ability to breast feed in the future?

Each person’s healing process is different and the duration can vary. However, as a general rule you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture.

Will this procedure affect my ability to breast feed in the future?

Breastfeeding will only be affected if your nipple is moved or if you have to undergo a nipple graft. Otherwise, breastfeeding should not be a problem.