One of the more complex procedures to understand in cosmetic surgery is the breast lift, or mastopexy. The simplest way to think of the sagging breast is that there is too much skin for the amount of volume. That’s why the corrective procedures may involve reducing the amount of skin which results in scars, increasing the breast volume with an implant, or both.
There are several variations of breast anatomy that can be treated with a lift. Likewise there are a wide variety of techniques that can be used to accomplish a lift. Often breast implants are recommended to accomplish the goal and a very important decision is whether to place the implants at the same as the lift or at a later operation. Since breast lift and augmentation are often performed together, you should also read the breast augmentation pages as well.