Over time, you might find that your breasts lose their shape and firmness. A breast lift (also called a mastopexy) can raise and firm your breasts, giving you an uplifted and youthful appearance.
Whether you’ve experienced sagging or droopiness due to pregnancy, weight loss, or general aging, a breast lift can help you achieve the figure you desire.
Before undergoing breast lift surgery, it is important that you are generally healthy overall. This includes being at a stable and healthy weight and a nonsmoker. There are several signs you can look for to judge whether you are suited to a breast lift as opposed to another procedure, such as a breast augmentation. Breast lift candidates generally have nipples that point downward and fall below the breast crease. They also typically have stretched skin and enlarged areolas. Finally, some patients may be candidates for breast lift because one of their breasts is lower than the other. Your candidacy for breast lift surgery will be determined by Dr. Rosenberg after a consultation.
The cost of a breast lift varies depending on the extent of your surgery, the geographic location where you have your surgery, and other factors. The national average cost for a breast lift is about $4,800. Some fees may include anesthesia, facility costs, your surgeon’s fee, prescriptions and medication, and medical tests.
The breast lift procedure is used to correct sagging or drooping breasts by removing excess skin and tissue and repositioning the nipple. It is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia, and side effects may include temporary swelling, bruising, and numbness. Most patients can return to work and light activities in one week. Concerns about scarring and risks of the procedure can be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
Mastopexy, or breast lift, can be performed either by itself or in conjunction with breast implants to improve the results of breast enlargement. Options like implant size and placement and the location of the incision are based on your goals and can be discussed with your surgeon. It is important to choose a qualified physician and to have realistic expectations about the procedure. At The Plastic Surgery Center in Maryland, breast augmentation is our area of expertise.
Depending on your desired surgery outcomes, a breast reduction can often be combined with a breast lift for maximum results—creating a smaller, more youthful, and uplifted shape.
Our plastic surgeon might recommend a breast lift along with your reduction if you’ve experienced any changes or losses in your skin’s elasticity from:
At The Plastic Surgery Center in Maryland, our reputation sets us apart. As one of the premier plastic surgery centers in Baltimore, we are able to ensure that every patient receives personalized care of the highest quality.
Our goal is to safely create beautiful, natural-looking results. We also make patient education a top concern. Even common procedures, like breast lifts and augmentations, are carefully explained. Our plastic surgeons want to be sure you are fully informed about your choices, so you can make the decision that is right for you.
During your breast lift consultation, you can discuss your goals for the procedure with your surgeon. You should also be prepared to discuss any medical conditions, allergies, previous treatments, or medications so they can determine whether you are healthy enough for the surgery. Finally, your surgeon will examine the breasts and potentially take measurements or photographs. They will explain a recommended plan and the results you can expect from a breast lift.
Before your breast lift, you can ask any questions you might have during a consultation. Some common breast lift questions include:
Is a breast lift covered by insurance?
Do I need a breast lift or just implants?
Do you lose sensation with breast lift?
Does insurance pay for breast lift?
How do you shower after a breast lift?
Is getting a breast lift safe?
Will a breast lift reduce cup size?
Will a breast lift remove stretch marks?
Will breast lift affect breastfeeding?
Does a breast lift cost more than implants?
Does a breast lift leave scars?
Does a breast lift make your nipples less sensitive?
Do you still have feeling in your nipples after breast lift?
How long does it take for breast lift scars to heal?
How long do breast lift results last?
How much does breast lift cost?
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What is a non surgical breast lift?
How soon after breast lift can I exercise?
If you are interested in enhancing your appearance and improving your confidence with a breast lift, contact our cosmetic surgeons today. View before and after photos of actual clients in our plastic surgery results gallery.