This is similar to a breast reduction, but less breast tissue and fat is removed. Instead the nipple and areola are repositioned higher on the breast and the skin is tightened to produce a more youthful breast. Again, the scarring is similar to that of a breast reduction and involves an anchor-shaped (inverted T) scar around the areola, straight down to the chest wall and in the crease of the breast.

With both of these procedures there is a small risk of nipple death, loss of sensation to the nipple/areola and diminished ability to breast feed. You will be asked to wear a supportive ‘sports-type’ bra after these procedures for several weeks to support your breast as it heals. In the future when you have mammograms on your natural breast, please inform the Mammographer that you have had a breast reduction or mastopexy as this will assist with the interpretation of the images.

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