A mastopexy (breast lift) is a surgical procedure which corrects breast ptosis (breast droopiness).
The breast skin can be thought of as an ‘envelope’ around the breast tissue; when a breast becomes droopy, the skin envelope stretches and becomes loose, allowing the breast tissue to drop.
It also pulls the nipple down so that it rests on the lower part of the breast. With a mastopexy, these changes are reversed.
It tightens the skin envelope around the breast tissue to make the breast tighter and more ‘lifted’. It also re-positions the nipple higher on the breast in its natural position.