A breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. If there are also problems with excess volume or size of the breasts, a reduction may be done at the same time. Volume loss may be corrected by breast augmentation at the same time. Asymmetries may also be improved. There are incisions made directly on the breasts which may extend around the nipple-areolar complex, into the front of the breast, and into the breast fold, depending on the degree of droop, asymmetry, and volume considerations.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can only be determined at the time of consultation with your surgeon. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occasionally occur. Major complications are rare.