Many women, especially those who nursed after pregnancy, develop ptosis (sagging) of the breasts. Aging causes the breasts to lose volume in the upper pole and the nipples to point downward. Mastopexy is an operation that lifts the entire breast so that the nipples are at the correct position in relation to the rest of the breast. The surgery also reestablishes a more youthful profile to the breast.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, and most patients can return to work and a relatively normal lifestyle in about one week.