what is a Breast Lift?
Sagging breasts are one of the most common effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding, in addition to being a natural result of gravity and aging. Fluctuations in weight only make the problem worse. If your breasts have begun to sag, a breast lift surgery is a great 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 is not happy with the overall shape due to the droopiness of the breast, the nipple, or both. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to make an appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more.
should i get a breast lift?
During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, we will help determine if a breast lift is the right surgery for you. Ideal candidates for this operation are women who:
- Have realistic ideas about what breast lift surgery can do
- Have breasts that sag or need a better shape
- Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are asymmetrical
- Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
- Have lost skin elasticity with weight loss, pregnancy, or age
- Understand there will be scars on the breast to achieve a breast lift
Breast Lift Reviews
"I had a great experience with a breast lift by Dr. Weston. Love him! Very personable and easy to talk to. Staff is wonderful. Results and post-surgery expectations explained well."- M.E. / Google / Dec 14, 2015
"It's been a few months since my breast lift and augmentation done by dr. Sigal. I couldn't be happier with the results."- M.T. / Facebook / Jan 02, 2017
"Dr. Weston is the best doc in the DMV area!! He listened to me, to my needs and wants, and he delivered!! I had a breast lift with augmentation. Excellent service and care. His partner called on me the next day to check up on me and how I was doing. The nurses were awesome as well and can not leave them out, along with the CRNA. Counting down the time for my upgrade hahaha."- J.P. / Google / Dec 14, 2015
"After six years of trying & repeatedly failing to love my post-baby body, I decided that no amount of gym hours were going to reduce & lift my breasts & the abdominal pooch was permanently & stubbornly affixed to my small frame. I found the help I needed at the Austin Weston Center for Cosmetic Surgery. I learned of the practice from a friend's referral & scheduled a consultation appointment with Dr. Robert Sigal due largely to his impressive bio & reviews. Upon meeting, I found him socially delightful, confident, forthright and kind. He understood what I wanted, he outlined the surgical plan, and he communicated clear endgame results. The days between making the plan & then executing the plan were the hardest for me . I must compliment the front desk staff & patient consultants for their reassuring answers to my eleventh hour pop up questions. The day of my scheduled abdominal lipo, old breast implant removal, new smaller implant augmentation, and breast lift was truly a nice day. I was treated like family by all the staff. Before I knew it, with aid from my nice anesthetist, the surgery was over. I am emerging now from the recovery side, and my results are stunning!!! I am just so grateful & appreciative of Dr. Sigal & his team. I give this practice my highest level of endorsement."- D.J. / Google / Dec 14, 2016
"Circumareolar ("donut") mastopexy (breast lift) - Dr. Weston did a small breast lift (a "donut" lift around my nipple, also known as a circumareolar mastopexy. This doesn't leave the scars of other, sometimes necessary but not in my case, breast lifts.) Now my breasts are much perkier! I have rather large breast implants and now I have the best of both worlds--big and pert! He also revised a scar in one of my IMF (inframammary) crease incisions and improved the shape and symmetry in that breast. I'm absolutely thrilled with the result and I'm so happy Dr. Weston is my doctor."- Anonymous / Vitals / Nov 23, 2015
how is a breast lift done?
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgery. There will be many factors to discuss prior to the surgery, including where the incision will be placed. There are three commonly practiced incision points made in lift surgery:
- Anchor incision: final scar around the areola, vertically down the front of the breast and underneath the breast
- Lollipop incision: final scar around the areola and vertically down the front of the breast
- Circumareolar incision: final scar only around the areola
The incision usually chosen for breast lift is the anchor incision because it creates the best result. This procedure will produce surgery scars, but our plastic surgeons will do everything possible to make the scars less visible or easily concealed. We will also provide information on how to best care for your surgical incisions for more attractive results.
how long is recovery from a breast lift?
With breast lift surgery, individuals will see a lifted appearance of their breasts shortly after surgery but optimal results will be visible after the swelling subsides and the sutures relax. The lift is usually over tight initially with the expectation that it relaxes in the first several weeks.
The recovery will vary since many patients will have a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure such as a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. For a lift alone, patients usually take off work for one week but only take pain medication for a couple of days.
Patients will be urged to do light activities such as slowly moving around the room, or spend a few minutes standing within the first 48 hours to stimulate blood circulation. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity for the first week, and patients can restart their normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks. The breast will continue to age normally after a breast lift, but the procedure effectively resets the clock.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $7,300
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
Get Back Your Perky Breasts!
You can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had with breast lift surgery. We invite you to have a complimentary consultation with one of our plastic surgeons today to discuss if this surgery is right for you. Whether it is suggested to have just a breast lift or more, we can help you feel younger and fantastic.
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