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Breast lift (mastopexy) - series—Incisions

Incisions

Overview

Breast lift (mastopexy) is usually performed for drooping breasts, which may occur after a woman has had children. Mammograms (breast X-rays) and a routine breast exam are required before surgery.

Review Date 1/10/2017

Updated by: David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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