Mastopexy is a procedure that lifts the nipple and breast tissue. Incisions are made around the areola and on the lower portion of the breast either in a vertical line or upside down T. Sometimes a breast implant is used at the same time to improve the overall shape or to increase the size of the breast. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia and usually takes 2 hours. Patients go home the day of surgery and follow up with Dr. Martin several days later. A surgical garment is worn for several weeks following surgery.