Breast lift

Views of breasts, before and after a breast lift

A breast lift can raise sagging or drooping breasts and can pull up the nipple and the coloured area around it (areola). To lift the breasts, the doctor removes excess skin from the bottom of the breast or from around the nipple. The remaining skin is sewn together. This tightens and lifts the breast.

Current as of: October 31, 2019

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Sarah A. Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine
Douglas A. Stewart, MD, FRCPC - Medical Oncology
Keith Alan Denkler, MD - Plastic Surgery

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