from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Plastic surgery in which the breasts are lifted or reshaped.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any operation designed to lift or reshape a woman's breast.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A surgical operation for raising and supporting pendulous breasts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. plastic surgery to lift or reshape the breasts


masto- + Greek -pēxiā, fixing (from pēxis, from pēgnunai, to fix in place).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • Breast uplift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical operation to re-shape sagging breasts.

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  • A breast reduction, breast lift mastopexy, or implant placement is often needed to achieve symmetry.

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  • Breast droop, called ptosis, can be corrected by mastopexy. breast reduction.

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  • The most effective way to counteract breast ptosis and restore your breasts to their youthful shape and volume is through mastopexy, or a breast lift.


  • "When people think of breast cosmetic surgery, they normally just think about implants, but there are many more ways to reshape the breast without using implants such as the mastopexy."

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  • Rather than wanting larger breasts, this age group of women are sick of droopy breasts so come in for a breast lift (mastopexy).

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  • Swanson told Reuters Health the study is not the first to examine satisfaction with cosmetic breast surgery, but it is novel in that it "includes not only breast augmentation and reduction patients, but also mastopexy (breast lift) and augmentation / mastopexy patients that have not been included in previous prospective studies."

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  • "For example, in many types of breast surgeries, either following mastectomy, mastopexy (breast lift) or body contouring procedures, there is a significant need for scaffolding technology that can immediately support a geometrically complex implantation site at the time of surgery, and provide the body both the time and structure necessary for optimal healing.



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