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: July 2, 2020

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

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