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.
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.
Is a breast lift covered by insurance?
Breast lift is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance.
Do I need a breast lift or just implants?
Implants will provide a minimal lift only. If you are very saggy or have a low nipple position most likely you will need a breast lift.
Do you lose sensation with breast lift?
For most patients with a breast lift, sensation is intact after a lift. There is a small risk of decreased sensation or numbness after a lift.
Does insurance pay for breast lift?
Insurance usually will not pay for a breast lift which is often considered cosmetic.
How do you shower after a breast lift?
You should be able to shower usually 24-48 hours after a breast lift.
Is getting a breast lift safe?
A breast lift is a commonly performed procedure and has a low risk and be safely performed.
Will a breast lift reduce cup size?
A breast lift generally will reduce the size slightly. This will vary depending on the original size and sagging of the breast.
Will a breast lift remove stretch marks?
A breast lift can remove stretch marks of the lower part of the breast only.
Will breast lift affect breastfeeding?
In most cases a breast lift will not affect breastfeeding.
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.