Breast Lift


Gravity – a beautiful term, explains so much of life on earth.

Age – always associated with a wealth of experience.

The flipside on the human body – wear and tear, things drooping and sagging, formation of wrinkles. Are breasts the exception? NO. They droop and witness sagging, wrinkles and stretchy skin are formed with fluctuations in weight or because of pregnancy, and more.

All this can be fixed by undergoing a procedure called Breast Lift.
Before & After Result

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a breast correction procedure. In simple terms, it is a surgical procedure to lift saggy and droopy breasts to make them perkier. In general, any changes in breasts can be attributed to the following reasons:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Ageing
  • Gravity
  • Weight Fluctuation

Breast Lift surgery helps enhance the breast profile, removing excess skin and tightening the tissue around the breast area for a more youthful and contoured appearance.  

You might confuse it with breast augmentation, but a breast lift is a completely different procedure. The breast lift procedure includes the removal of extra skin and rearranging the tissue in your breast so as to raise it and give a contoured look, while breast augmentation includes inserting artificial implants or fat grafting to enhance the size of your breast.

Before/After Look of the Breast Lift Procedure

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Do I Need Breast Lift Surgery?

If your answer matches any of the following scenarios, then yes, breast lift surgery is just for you!

  • I am in my 40s, and my breast looks droopy
  • I am a 35+ mom, and I just finished breastfeeding. Now my breasts look flappy like an elephant ear
  • My nipples are not perky
  • I have exceptionally large areolas
  • While not wearing a bra, my nipples fall down the breast crease
  • My breasts look wrinkly and saggy after weight loss transformation
  • Instead of being round, my breasts are long. It is quite noticeable and makes me self conscious


It is advisable to postpone your decision to get a breast lift if you plan to get pregnant in the near future. While a breast lift procedure doesn’t affect your breastfeeding capability, the pregnancy-induced physical changes to your body can reverse the procedure’s benefits. 

A breast lift can be more beneficial if you have smaller breasts and want to make them perkier. It is advisable for women with large breasts to go for a breast lift and breast reduction to remove the extra tissues that can make your breasts droop over time due to the added weight.

With this in mind, we move next to understand the procedure itself.

Breast Lift: Procedure

The breast lift surgery procedure is divided into four main phases.

1. Decision-Making Phase

The decision-making phase is again divided into three subcategories:

  • You must understand the process and its benefits. These includes: 
    • Contouring the breast
    • Lifting the breast 
    • Giving a fuller and voluminous appearance
    • Repositioning of the nipple and areola
    • Improved aesthetic
    • Reduced breast irritation

Along with what the surgery can do, it is equally important to know what it cannot do:

  • Dramatically change your breast shape 
  • Enhance your breast size
  • Position the nipple and areola in an unnatural manner
  • Understanding your candidacy and apt time is also very important while deciding to go for breast lifting surgery. As mentioned earlier, if you plan to conceive, you might have to wait until you complete your family. If you already have a large breast, you might also need a breast reduction procedure for attaining the desired outcome. 

Note: Your surgeon might ask you to get sample blood tests done to ensure your safety and proceed with the procedure. 

  • Here comes the most important part of the decision-making – deciding on which surgeon and clinic to choose. In this case, it is highly advisable to opt for a board-certified surgeon who understands your needs to ensure a smooth and scarless surgical outcome. The clinic should have access to advanced surgical equipment and the infrastructure to provide a comfortable post-op recovery.

2. Planning and Preparation

The planning and preparation phase involves a transparent discussion with your surgeon about your requirements. Also, you should clearly understand what to expect from the surgery, and if any complication is involved.

It is very important to discuss your requirements and share your medical history with your surgeon. This will help them know if any risk is involved, along with which medication would suit you better post-surgery.

Note: Stop smoking 4 – 6 weeks before the surgery, and avoid taking any recreational drugs.

Breast Lift Procedure: How Does It Work?

Breast Lift Surgery in GurgaonBreast lift, the surgery for saggy breast will take place under general anaesthesia. There are several ways of performing the surgery, but it depends on the discussion at the planning time. Below are some other factors that determine the surgery plan:

    • Degree of the breast sagging
    • Breast position
    • Nipples and areolas position
    • Quality and elasticity of the skin
    • Excess skin (if any)

Once the customised plan is finalised, your surgery will proceed in the following order:

  • You will be administered general anaesthesia 
  • The incision will be either made around the areola, around the areola below the breast crease or vertically and horizontally around the areola along the breast crease depending upon the degree of sagging.
  • After the incision, the excess skin is removed, and the underlying breast tissues are lifted to give a proper shape to your breast. If required by the patient, the areola can also be reduced by reducing the skin along the perimeter.
  • The incisions are closed with sutures, and the scar will fade with time.

Note: A gold medalist surgeon will ensure that the scar visibility is minimal.

Breast Lift: Recovery Phase

Breast lift surgery is an outpatient surgery, and fast recovery can be expected. However, it is advisable to resume daily work the next day after the surgery. In addition to this, there are some points you need to know about the surgery:

  • There might be moderate pain and discomfort for about 2 -3 days after the surgery, which gradually starts reducing
  • Wear compression bras or bandages for a few days as advised by your surgeon to give your breast support
  • Avoid heavy movement, or work out to make sure your sutures are not displaced in the initial days
  • Take your antibiotics and pain medication as prescribed by your surgeon
  • Visit your surgeon for follow up sessions, as scheduled by them

Apart from this, you must use massage techniques, as advised by the surgeon. It is normal for your breast to take a long time to heal and take proper shape and contour. Remember to call your surgeon in case you feel some discomfort.

Do not worry if you don’t see desired changes right after the surgery, as it is normal for the change to be completely visible a few weeks after the surgery.

The next day, you can resume your usual daily activities. Following surgery, you may have some stiffness in the breast, which is a regular part of the healing process. You will need to wear a sports bra for 4-6 weeks and avoid overhead exercises for the same duration.

No, it is not. It is a relatively painless procedure. Use of  anaesthesia ensures that you feel no pain during and after the procedure. Instead, all you get are high-quality, excellent results.

There is no singular solution to this question, as with most plastic surgeries. 

The cost of a breast lift is decided by the degree of skin laxity, whether or not an augmentation is needed simultaneously, the surgeon’s experience, the centre’s care, and the surgeon’s approach.

The patient can observe visible changes in their breasts after surgery. However, this may alter even more as the patient heals. There will be a scar that is well covered and will fade with time. The procedure restores youthfulness to the breasts by making them more proportional and perkier.

The cost of a breast lift is decided by the degree of skin laxity, whether or not an augmentation is needed simultaneously, the surgeon’s experience, the centre’s care, and the surgeon’s approach.

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