What type of anesthesia is used?

Breast lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia, which means you will sleep through the operation.

In selected patients, particularly when smaller incisions are being made, the surgeon may use local anesthesia combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You will be awake but relaxed, and will feel minimal discomfort.

If you are having an implant inserted along with your breast lift, it will be placed in a pocket directly under the breast tissue, or deeper, under the muscle of the chest wall.