Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery raises and forms the breasts by getting rid of excess skin as well as tightening the surrounding skin and tissue to reshape and support a higher, more balanced look. Over time, a woman's breasts can lose their youthful firmness and appearance. Sagging breasts can occur due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight, gravity, aging, and genetics.

In some cases, the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift can help correct this, too. Our surgeons will work together with you on a one-on-one basis to determine whether a breast lift is right for you.

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Is This a Good Option For You?

A breast lift may a good option for you if:

  • You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume
  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward
  • You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other
  • You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
  • You do not smoke
  • You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

What Breast Lifts Won't Do

Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider breast lift and augmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and reduction surgery.

More Information?

If you have questions, please contact us. We are always willing to help you determine if this is right for you. 

Breast Lift Words To Know

  • Areola: Pigmented skin surrounding the nipple.
  • Breast augmentation: Also known as augmentation mammaplasty, breast enlargement by surgery.
  • Breast lift: Also known as mastopexy; surgery to lift the breasts.
  • Breast reduction: Also known as reduction mammaplasty, reduction of breast size by surgery.
  • Excision: To remove the skin.
  • General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.
  • Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
  • Local anesthesia: A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
  • Mammogram: An x-ray image of the breast.
  • Mastopexy: Surgery to lift the breasts.
  • Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

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