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Breast Lift

To correct the size, contour and elevation of sagging breasts, a breast life (also known as Mastopexy) is performed. With aging comes the loss of elasticity of the skin, especially in the breast area. Breasts tend to lose their perkiness and volume, which can ultimately become undesirable for many women. To gain their self-confidence, youthful look and overall appearance, women opt for a breast lift surgery.

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What breast lift can do for you:

Besides correcting the size of the breasts, a breast lift will also raise the nipple-areola complex, reduce the side of the areolas, and correct the shape and form of the breasts.

Results of a good breast lift include:

  • Upward pointing nipples and areolas
  • Proportional breasts
  • Flawless, circular shaped breasts
  • Symmetrical breasts
  • Nipples situated at the level of the inframammary fold (breast crease)

Most importantly, a breast lift will help you love your breasts and overall appearance again!

Cost of Breast Lift Surgery

The cost for a breast lift is approximately $XXXX plus tax, including general anesthesia. The price is not dependent on the type of breast lift you choose, however, breast implants are an additional cost.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for the surgery?

There are some factors to consider before undergoing a breast lift surgery to assess whether this option is the right one for you. Having some of all of these factors will help make your decision:

  • Downward pointing nipples and/or areolas
  • Breasts that have lost their volume and perkiness
  • Loss of skin elasticity due to breastfeeding or losing weight
  • Breast skin and/or areolas have stretched
  • Disproportional breasts
  • Flat breast lying flat against the chest wall
  • Pendulum shaped breasts

We do recommend that candidates are at their best overall health (mentally, physically and emotionally) when they decide to pursue this surgery.

Other factors that would contribute to an idea candidate are:

  • Having a stable weight
  • Generally healthy
  • Being a non-smoker
  • Not planning to have more children or breast feed in the future

General Overview of a Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift surgery is not an extremely invasive one. In fact, it is performed as an outpatient surgery not requiring patients to stay overnight. It is performed under general anesthesia and its duration is between 1.5 to 2 hours in length. The two method options used are either the Lollipop or Wise pattern as both tend to provide the most dramatic results. Following the surgery, patients are transferred to a recovery room and are kept there for 1 to 2 hours for monitoring purposes. The breasts will be wrapped in a thick bandage and the incisions covered with gauze. Guided instructions will be given to you by the nurse or the plastic surgeon in order to be aware of the way you will need to care for your breasts for the following few days post procedure. Pain medication and antibiotics, if necessary, will also be prescribed to help alleviate any discomfort or an infection.

Visit our clinic for a free consultation to see how a breast lift can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. Our 3-D visual technology will help you see how a certain breast shape will look on you. All your questions would be answered as you learn more about the surgery, helping you make your decision.

Types of Breast Lifts:

Based on several factors, plastic surgeons have methods to choose from when performing a breast lift. These factors include the size of your breasts, the amount of excess skin, the size of the areolas, and the level of elasticity of the breast skin. The different techniques include:

  • Benelli Breast Lift:
    for breasts that need minimal corrections, this technique is most ideal where incisions in a shape of a “doughnut” are made around the areola.
  • Lollipop Breast Lift:
    an incision shaped like a lollipop (hence the name of the technique) is made around the areola in a circle with one vertical downward line toward the breast crease
  • The “Crescent” Breast Lift:
    incisions are made in the upper portion of the areola taking on the shape of a crescent. This type is rarely used as it is only meant for breasts with minimal sag.
  • Wise Pattern Breast Lift:
    For breasts requiring a large amount of correction, this type is best used. It has several names such as Inverted-T, Inferior Pedicle, and Anchor Breast Lift. The incisions are similar to ones made in the Lollipop Lift type, in addition to a horizontal incision made in the breast crease.
Breast Lift with an Implant

Women who are looking to increase the volume and the lift of their breasts will choose to have implants. Usually, no incisions are required depending on the placement of the breast implant. However, those who have a moderate to severe breast droop, both incisions and the insertion of the implants will be required for a more dramatic result.

Breast Lift Scars

With a breast lift surgery, incisions are made in the most easily concealed location with minimal scars. Over time, the scars tend to fade away although that is not always the case. If scarring is an issue for you after some time has passed, then you have the option of undergoing some treatments which will reduce their visibility. It is important to note that no scars mean less lift.

Surgery Risks

Breast lift surgery is a relatively safe procedure when performed by experienced plastic surgeons. However, we cannot forget the fact that with any surgical procedure, there is some degree of risk associated with it. Patients are asked to read and understand the pre and post-surgery instructions in order to alleviate potential complications.

Recovery

Recovery time is usually quick with patients being able to return to their daily activities within a few days after the breast lift surgery. However, recovery time is dependent on your overall health! Also, the swelling can take up to several months to subside but the overall results will leave you smiling every time you see and feel how perky and youthful your breasts have become!

Breast Lift Q & A
  • Can I get a breast lift without implants?
    Yes, breast lift can be performed without implants IF you have sufficient tissue and are happy with the current size of your breasts.
  • Do non-surgical breast lift procedures work?
    Unfortunately, no! The only true and effective way to lift your breasts are with surgery. Topical creams and ointments advertised will NOT lift your breasts.
  • Can losing weight affect my breast lift?
    Generally, the results of a breast list should last for life if you maintain a stable weight. You should, however, expect to see a change with age, pregnancy, and massive weight fluctuations.
  • Does a breast lift make my cup size smaller?
    A combination of breast lift and breast reduction will result in your cup size becoming smaller. If you would like to reduce your breast size, then some tissue can be removed!
  • Should I get a breast lift after pregnancy?
    It is recommended that you undergo this procedure once you have decided that you will not have children and breastfeed anymore. Women who have that mindset usually find a breast lift after pregnancy beneficial for restoring their breasts to their original shape.
  • Is it possible to get full looking breasts with a breast lift?
    Yes, it is possible to get full looking breasts with a breast lift since this surgery works by lifting and placing the natural breast tissue higher on the chest wall. However, if you do not think it is enough, you can always opt to get breast implants with the breast lift for fuller looking breasts.
  • What kind of procedures can I combine my breast lift with?
    While literally every procedure can be combined with breast lift surgery, the most common ones tend to be breast augmentation, breast reduction, and breast implants to name a few.
  • Can I get a breast augmentation after a breast lift?
    Yes! Although it is recommended that both are performed at the same time.
  • Can a breast lift remove stretch marks?
    Although stretch marks removal is not the primary purpose of a breast lift, it might be possible to see an elimination of some. For instance, stretch marks near the areola or on the lower part of the breast are generally eliminated due to the techniques involved in the surgery. Those concerned with stretch marks can choose other surgical options, such as Laser Fractional Resurfacing which focus more on the removal or stretch marks.
  • Is the breast lift permanent?
    Yes, the results are permanent. However, some factors such as aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding and massive weight fluctuations can affect the results.


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