Bradford True Prescott, M.D.
How much risk comes with getting a breast lift? How much scarring is expected? I know that every time an incision is made, scarring will form.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a very safe procedure. While any surgery carries the risk of poor healing, infection, bleeding, or dissatisfaction, these problems have been infrequent in my practice. However, the scars produced by a breast lift can be significant, and each person heals differently. Talk with an ASAPS-member plastic surgeon, look at photographs, and maybe speak with other patients. Most patients love the results of breast lift surgery, despite the scars.