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Breast Lift

Many women experience breast ptosis (characterized by sagging and drooping) due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or the natural effects of gravity. Breast lift – also referred to as mastopexy – is a cosmetic surgical procedure to improve a drooping breast appearance. Plastic surgeons administer this procedure by tightening skin in the breast area (without removal of breast tissue) in order to achieve a firmer and perkier position. In some cases, the nipple-areola complex will also be repositioned and improved for an overall youthful and attractive breast contour. Many women who receive this procedure enjoy increased levels of self-esteem and self-confidence, as well as an improved quality of life.

Medicraft plastic surgeon Dr. Harish Ghildiyal perform breast lift to help women meet their aesthetic goals. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal have helped numerous patients from Dehradun, and surrounding cities boost their self-confidence and self-esteem with breast plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal understand that the needs of different women are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each breast lift patient.

Mastopexy is among the more popular cosmetic surgical procedures. In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that more than 109,000 women received this procedure in the US alone. Along with other cosmetic breast procedures, mastopexy has impressively high satisfaction rates of over 96%. The majority of women who underwent this plastic surgery procedure benefited from reduced irritation under the breast, attractive breast shape, improved nipple projection, and a firmer and more youthful breast appearance.

Is this Procedure for me?

Mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to improve the appearance of sagging and drooping breasts. Plastic surgeons work to achieve a firmer, perkier, and rounder look that will boost your self-image and confidence. You may be a good candidate for mastopexy if:

  • You are in excellent physical and emotional health
  • You are content with your breast size but are concerned about a drooping or sagging appearance
  • You have breasts that are unusually shaped or asymmetrical
  • You have a nipple-areola complex that sits below the breast crease
  • You have nipples that appear to point downwards
  • You comprehend and understand the risks and rewards of this treatment

Dr. Harish Ghildiyal will reserve your first visit at his Medicraft Clinic to understand your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. Mastopexy is a highly individualized procedure. For this reason, Dr. Harish Ghildiyal emphasizes that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked them to.

Surgical Techniques

Dr. Harish Ghildiyal have a number of incision techniques that he can use to suit the needs of the patient and the goals of the surgery:


With this surgical technique, the surgeon will create a small incision running halfway around the top half of the areola’s edge. This technique may be ideal for women who need to correct very minor sagging. Most surgeons only use this type of breast lift with patients who need a combined breast augmentation with lift.


This technique is also referred to as the ‘lollipop lift’. The surgeon will create two incisions: one around the areola, and another one running vertically down to the breast fold to create a ‘lollipop’ shape. This type of breast lift is typically used in cases where the surgeon needs to remove excess skin while reshaping the entire breast.


This entails a circular incision that runs around the edge of the areola. Also referred to as a ‘donut lift’, this type of breast lift is recommended for addressing mild sagging and is usually performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. A peri-areolar lift can be very effective in reducing areola size, and the resulting scar is usually hidden along the edge of the areola.


Also referred to as the ‘Inverted T’, this breast lift technique is ideal for correcting considerable sagging such as is the case with pendulous breasts. The surgeon will create 3 incisions to remove the excess skin and address the sagging. The first incision runs around the edge of the areola, with the second one running horizontally along the breast crease. A third vertical incision connects the previous two. This technique may also be used when a breast lift needs to be performed along with breast reduction surgery. The resulting scars are more extensive but fade with proper care and time.

Dr. Harish Ghildiyal are seasoned professionals who is in a unique position to recommend the best surgical technique for your mastopexy. The surgeon will take various factors into consideration such as your skin’s elasticity and extensiveness of the sagging into consideration when making this decision.

Dr. Harish Ghildiyal bring a highly personalized approach to the operating table and will go out of his way in order to make each patient comfortable. He will help you understand what type of scarring you can expect with each technique, as well as the pros and cons of each method before moving ahead with the surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the best type of breast lift?

Dr. Harish Ghildiyal have a number of surgical options at his disposal depending on the needs of the patient. The surgeon will put into consideration factors such as breast skin inelasticity, areolar size, general breast shape, glandular density, and degree of deflation to help determine the best surgical approach. Before the date of the surgery, the surgeon will take you through the treatment modalities and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Will I have visible scarring?

Scarring is an inevitable consequence after surgery. The size and extent of scars – however – will depend on the surgical method(s) used. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal utilize advanced surgical techniques to deliver the best possible outcome while minimizing the risk of scarring. The surgeon will make sure that incisions are minimal, and hidden along the areola edge skin’s natural folds. More so, the surgeon has an aggressive scar care program to make sure that scars fade with time. You may be asked to use silicone sheets or gel along the incision lines after full recovery.

Do you have a nonsurgical breast lift?

New technologies such as radiofrequency assisted lipectomy offer a lot of promise for nonsurgical mastopexy. However, these upcoming techniques are only able to correct mild sagging and drooping. Surgery, on the other hand, offers impeccable results regardless of the degree of your sagging. During your initial consultation with Dr. THarish Ghildiyal, the surgeon will listen to your concerns and recommend the best possible way forward.

Will mastopexy affect my ability to breastfeed?

Plastic surgeons find that patients who are able to breastfeed before a mastopexy are able to do so after the procedure. During the surgery, the surgeon focuses on tightening excess skin and ligaments without the removal of breast tissue. This essentially means that glands, ducts, and other breast structures that are needed for breastfeeding will not be affected.

How long will results last?

Having a breast lift is tantamount to resetting the clock of breast sagging. This procedure improves the appearance of drooping breasts to deliver a youthful, perkier, and more attractive contour. However, keep in mind that certain life events such as weight fluctuations and future pregnancies can negatively impact on your results. Dr. Harish Ghildiyal recommend that you have a mastopexy after you are near your ideal weight, and have completed important milestones such as having children. Furthermore, you can maximize how long the results of this treatment last by maintaining a healthy lifestyle with a proper diet and exercise regimen.