Breast lift surgery is conducted using procedures and ideas that are similar to those used in breast reduction surgery. It only applies to changes in the contour of the breast, not to any loss in breast tissue volume. During surgery, the over-enlarged dark region (areola) surrounding the nipple may also be decreased if this is deemed required by the surgeon. Most of the time, in the case of first-degree drooping, if there is no extra skin, a breast lift and augmentation may be accomplished with merely a breast prosthesis, leaving no visible scars. For women with second-and third-degree sagging, if there is significant volume loss in the breast tissue, it may be required to use a breast prosthesis in conjunction with the removal of superfluous skin as well as the recovery and shape of the underlying breast tissue.
In the aftermath of the procedure, the nipple rises to a higher elevation, closer to its natural position. The procedure to be used on the patient is determined by the plastic surgeon depending on the amount of breast tissue to be removed, the amount of drooping in the breasts, and other considerations. A general anesthetic is used during the procedure, which takes place in a hospital setting. Following the patient's body measurements, the new position and diameter of the nipple and ring are computed and drawn using specified anatomical locations to accommodate the patient's new dimensions. In the proper places, any excess skin is removed using a razor. The nipple is raised to the proper elevation where it should be at all times. Between now and then, a very little piece of the link between the nipple and the milk-producing ducts is severed. Infection, hemorrhage, and hematoma are some of the rare complications that might arise after surgery.