Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. A mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing and gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag. If your breasts are small or have lost volume, breasts implants can be inserted in conjunction with a mastopexy to increase both firmness and size. The mastopexy can be done by several methods. The most popular and least invasive technique is called a pursestring mastopexy, where an incision is placed around the nipple or areola. Occasionally a scar may have to be incised below the nipple areola complex in a vertical fashion called the Lollipop Mastopexy. Rarely does a patient require a horizontal scar underneath the breast. For more information regarding mastopexy, please contact our office. We will be happy to send you a detailed brochure on the procedure.