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What is a Mastopexy?

A breast lift restores the breast to a more aesthetically pleasing shape by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue.  If desired, a breast lift can also reshape/reduce enlarged areolas.


Factor such as aging, heredity, pregnancy, weight loss/fluctuations, breastfeeding are all contributing factors that can cause us to develop loose, sagging skin in our breasts. A breast lift can help restore your breasts, bringing back a more youthful profile.  Patients planning on future or continued weight loss would be advised to wait until they are close to their ideal weight before pursing surgery to ensure your best overall surgical outcome.


An aesthetic procedure like a breast lift is a procedure personalized and tailored to your needs.  In order for us to assist you in achieving your ideal results, patients need to be doing it for themselves and have realistic expectations. 


Are you considering a mastopexy?  Unsure if you are a candidate? Here are a few qualities Dr. McRae looks for in his patients…

        Physically healthy and maintaining a stable weight

        Realistic expectations


        Not satisfied with your breast appearance such as:




             Enlarged areolas

             Asymmetry with breasts and/or nipples

             Nipples point downward and/or sit below breast   crease


If you are looking to increase the size or restore lost volume to your breast, a mastopexy alone will not be enough.  It can be combined with breast augmentation surgery to complete your desired goals.

The information on this page is referenced from American Society of Plastic Surgery.

Hutchinson, Olivia. “Breast Lift.” American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2018,

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