Breast lift
or Reduction Mastopexy

This procedure is intended for women who want to have a firmer breast and lifted. It can also be combined with a breast reduction.

Surgical indications

This surgery allows to improve the symmetry and harmonization of the chest.

The woman's body changes with the years, the breasts have a tendency to decrease in volume and flatten (ptosis) due to skin sagging.

Certain factors accelerate its occurrence such as: a weight variationweight change pregnancies, breastfeeding or certain skin diseases.

If the breasts are too large, causing back pain and discomfort, a breast reduction can be performed. Social security will cover the cost of the clinic and part of the surgeon's and anesthetist's fees.

Before / After

If you would like to see more before and after results, Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will share them with you during your consultation

Course of the intervention

The preoperative consultation

It takes place at medical practice. You will discuss with Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH in order to specify your expectations and he will determine with you the best possible option

A additional examinations will be prescribed (adapted according to each patient) as well as preoperative photos will be performed.

At the end of the consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you a estimate and a operative consent.

Course of the intervention

of the intervention

The breast lift is a very common procedure in plastic surgery. The goal is to remove excess skin, to reposition the breast and to give it a nice shape.

The scars are different depending on the patient's case. They can be located around the areola, on the vertical part of the breast and under the breast (horizontal). Each patient is different and your case will be discussed with Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH in consultation.

Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will see you again on the day of surgery to make the preoperative drawings using a black marker and a ruler to be as precise as possible.

Type of anesthesia

General anesthesia performed by an anesthesiologist

Duration of the intervention

Between 1 hour 30 minutes and 2 hours. Performed only by Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH

Type of hospitalization

Ambulatory (same day discharge)


After the intervention


No or little

Control visit

Postoperative consultation with the surgeon at D-1 and 1 month. Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH can be reached in case of additional needs

Duration of convalescence and care

10 days on average until complete healing
(about 3 weeks)

Nursing care

Daily shower and dressing until complete healing. Nurse at home if needed (dressing care)

Resumption of sports activities

1-2 months (depending on the type of exercise)


The patient must be off work for 1 week to 15 days. This period will depend on the job performed

A support bra should be worn day and night for 4 weeks

The results are immediateHowever, it is necessary to wait a few months for the final results

The scars have their final appearance around 12-18 months

Practical Information
(for everyone

  • Do a blood test prescribed by the surgeon
  • Do a Ultrasound/Mammography prescribed by the surgeon
  • Well Fill out your clinic file before your consultation with the anesthesiologist
  • Take appointment with an anesthesiologist at the clinic and schedule a consultation between 1 month and 1 week before your surgery date
  • Smoking cessation 3 weeks before and 3 weeks after for optimal results
  • No exposure to the sun on scars for 1 year
  • Buy postoperative medication/medical equipment before the procedure so that you have as little stress as possible after the procedure

For more information on the intervention


It depends on the individual, but as a general rule, patients tolerate this procedure very well and do not complain of much pain.

It depends on the technique used. Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will give you a precise answer during your procedure.

Yes if the volume removed per breast is greater than 300g. No, otherwise it is considered as a cosmetic procedure. Please contact your health insurance company for a possible reimbursement of the fees.

The tobacco is recognized as a a factor that delays skin healingwhich results in a longer healing time, increase the risk of complications and to give unsightly scars. The scientific literature agrees with this ( and this is why I recommend to all my patients to stop smoking before a plastic surgery intervention.

For any specific or additional questions, please contact us directly by mail...or on the contact form here.

Doctor Alexandre G. LELLOUCH

The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a surgeon specialized in Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, registered with the Order of Physicians of the city of Paris 16 under the number 75/89697.

The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a specialist in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic medicine injections, which he practices at the MAISON ABEILLE in Paris 16.