Breast Lift: Mastopexy > Procedure Information
There is little discomfort from a mastopexy, easily controlled with pain medication taken by mouth. Most sutures are dissolvable and the few non-dissolvable ones can be removed within a week or so. You can shower within a day of surgery and most patients will be back to normal (non strenuous) activity within several days to a week.
Some patients may benefit from augmentation as well as uplifting of the breasts, especially those who have lost volume after pregnancy or significant weight loss. In such cases, breast augmentation can usually be done at the same time as a mastopexy.