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.
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 TYPE OF SCARS WILL I HAVE AFTER A BREAST LIFT?
Types of Breast Lift Scars
Depending 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)
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER FROM BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
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.
HOW MUCH DOES A BREAST LIFT COST?
The cost of breast lift surgery in Reston, VA, at Austin-Weston is around $6,500 – $8,900. The price includes the cost of surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, OR fees, postop garments and all post-op appointments.