Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure in which the the breasts are elevated to create a better-looking contour, height, and size of nipple-areola region.

Breast lifts are performed often in conjunction with a breast reduction or augmentation, but can also be performed by itself. Many women find mastopexy helpful after pregnancies or aging when the breasts begin to sag, or when the pigmented area of the nipple becomes too large.


Breast lifts are an outpatient procedure performed under general or local anesthesia. The procedure includes repositioning the nipple and areola and reshaping the breast to give a more natural and youthful look. Depending on the amount of sag, size, and simultaneous surgery, an incision is made of various sizes during mastopexy. Often only a small crescent shape above the nipple is needed while others require a larger incision.


Most often, an absorbable suture is used for breast lifts. If necessary, sutures can be removed within two weeks from the surgery. Depending on the amount of surgery needed, most patients are able to return to normal activity in 1 to 10 days. Find out more about receiving a breast lift in Baltimore, Maryland by contacting us!


While a touch up lift can occasionally be needed, a repeat breast lift is most likely not an issue. With the right post-operative care of the breast, including proper bra support during physical activity, you will find your breasts to remain youthful and shapely for years to come.

Founded and directed by Johns Hopkins faculty Dr. Randolph Capone, the Baltimore Center is a premier plastic surgery practice dedicated exclusively to providing state of the art care for individuals desiring body enhancement, rejuvenation, or repair. The Baltimore Center for Plastic Surgery was founded for one purpose: to combat the signs of aging and deformity.

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