Breast Lift at Plastic & Hand

Even perfect breasts can’t defy time and gravity forever. Pregnancy, nursing, weight loss and aging can all take their toll on the contour and firmness of your breasts. If you’re satisfied with their size, a breast lift could be all you need to improve their shape. A breast lift can restore your youthful figure.

If your breasts have lost volume in addition to their shape, you can consider breast implants as well. Breast augmentation, in conjunction with a breast lift, is an option your surgeon can review with you.

Call us at 775-3446 to schedule a consult with one of our plastic surgeons. Questions? Click here to Ask Bonnie!

Breast Lift 3-D Animation

Breast Lift with Implants 3-D Animation

What a breast lift involves

A breast lift (or mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. We perform this procedure using general anesthesia in the comfort of our state-of-the-art surgical center.

At Plastic and Hand, we recommend breast-lift surgery to correct:

– pendulous breasts that are of a satisfactory size
– breasts that have lost their firmness
– nipples and areolas that are too low and point downward
– uneven breasts

Breast-lift surgery usually involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola, another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast, and the third is horizontal — following the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. After your surgeon removes excess breast skin, the nipple and areola are moved to a higher, more flattering position. Skin located above the areola is brought down and together beneath the areola to reshape and lift the breast.

The areola, which may have stretched over time, can be reduced in size during your breast lift. Since the nipples and areolas remain attached to the underlying tissue, a breast lift may affect your ability to breast feed and it may reduce normal sensation.

There are many factors that determine which breast-lift technique your surgeon will choose. These include the size and shape of your breasts, the size of your areolas and the extent of drooping. In some cases, it’s possible to avoid the horizontal incision beneath the breast as well as the vertical incision that runs from the areola to the breast crease. This is something we can determine in your initial consultation.

During your consultation, you and your surgeon can also discuss the possibility of breast augmentation in conjunction with your breast lift. Click here for information on breast augmentation.

What to expect after surgery

You should be able to return home the same day as your breast lift. Full recovery takes about two weeks, at which time you can resume normal activities.

No breast lift can fight gravity indefinitely, but you can expect to enjoy beautiful results for many years to come. Your breasts will be firmer and rounder giving you a more youthful figure.

While breasts of all sizes can be lifted, women with small breasts usually have longer-lasting results.

The best candidates for breast-lift surgery

The best candidates for breast-lift surgery are healthy women who are satisfied with the size of their breasts, but not with their shape or firmness. As with all cosmetic surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations and a thorough understanding of this procedure. An in-depth consultation at Plastic & Hand Surgical Associates will determine if a breast lift is right for you.