Austin Weston, The Center For Cosmetic Surgery

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)


Sagging breasts are one of the most common effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, in addition to being a natural result of gravity’s effects over time. Fluctuations in weight only make the problem worse. If your breasts have begun to sag, breast lift surgery is one option to restore your youthful, feminine contour.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is designed to restore a shapely and perky bust. The ideal candidate for a breast lift alone is a patient who is happy with the size of her breasts in a bra, but not happy with the overall shape of the breast because of droopiness of the breast, the nipple, or both.

What type of scars will I have after a breast lift?

Types of Breast Lift Scars

Types of Breast Lift ScarsDepending on your individual breast enhancement goals, there are several variations of breast lift surgery. The three most common incision patterns are anchor (final scar that goes around the nipple, down the front of the breast, and also under the breast), lollipop (around the areola and down the front of the breast) or circumareolar (final scar around nipple).

Why a breast lift?

In each type of breast lift procedure, your surgeon removes excess skin and tissue to lift and tighten the bust line. This process reverses the effects of aging and pregnancy to give you perkier, younger-looking breasts. Many patients choose to combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation for a more complete and beautiful transformation.

What is recovery like for a breast lift procedure?

The breast lift operation is usually about a two hour procedure under general anesthesia along with a local anesthetic for the breast area. Our specially trained medical staff will work hard to keep you as comfortable and pain-free as possible after the surgery. Most women take off work for up to a week after a breast lift.

Part of the Mommy Makeover Plan:

Breast lift can be part of a Mommy Makeover as sagging breasts are a common complaint after pregnancy and breastfeeding. A Mommy Makeover is some sort of breast surgery, and some sort of abdominal surgery, performed after childbirth to restore your pre-baby body. If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts or any other negative physical side effect of pregnancy, breast lift surgery and other Mommy Makeover procedures may be the key to finally feeling great about the way you look. You can discuss with your surgeon about performing abdomen surgery at the time of your breast lift if this is of interest to you.

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