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Breast Lift

Mastopexy

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

Breast lift words to know

Areola

Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.

Breast augmentation

Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement by surgery.

Breast lift

Also known as mastopexy; surgery to lift the breasts.

Breast reduction

Also known as reduction mammaplasty, reduction of breast size by surgery.

Excision

To remove the skin.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

Blood pooling beneath the skin.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Mammogram

An x-ray image of the breast.

Mastopexy

Surgery to lift the breasts.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.



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