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Breast Lift

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Understanding Breast Lift

If you are self-conscious about sagging or drooping breasts, our breast lift may be the ideal treatment to reach your goals. When the breasts have deflated and the nipples have started drifting downwards, a mastopexy is an excellent option to restore or improve your look. This procedure is ideal for recreating (or creating) shapely, youthful breasts without changing your cup size.

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that can lift sagging breast tissue and reshape the breasts to enhance your overall appearance and make the breasts appear more youthful.

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Breast Augmentation + Mastopexy | 350cc Silicone Smooth Round High Profile

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Breast Augmentation + Mastopexy | Right 375cc Silicone Smooth Round Extra High Profile, Left 340 same style

Breast Lift Benefits
  • Lifting the breasts to a more youthful position
  • Restoring firmness and appearance
  • Tightening the skin to restore your natural shape
  • Restoring the natural position of the nipple
  • Making the areola smaller if overstretched
  • Improving self-confidence
Who's Eligible?

Breast Lift Candidates

If your breast has started to sag or droop, you may be a candidate for a breast lift. You could also be a candidate for a breast lift if you have loose skin or extra skin after losing volume or have experienced recurrent weight fluctuations. The best candidates for this procedure should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

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Questions and Answers

Breast Lift FAQs

Breast tissue goes through many changes over time. The breast is made of glandular tissue as well as ligaments that support the gland called “Cooper’s ligaments.” The subcutaneous fat of the breast and the skin also relaxes and loses volume with time. There are many reasons breasts can start to lose their shape, including aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. Ptosis (pronounced TOH-sis), or sagging, can be accelerated by larger breasts, weight changes, smoking, and a lack of support with a brassiere. 

Various types of breast lifts incorporate different types of reshaping techniques and incisions. The type of breast lift that will be best for you is based on your anatomy, including skin condition, the position of the nipple and areola, and any previous surgeries. 

Drs. Klenke and Cazorla will perform a thorough breast examination to ensure there are no concerning findings like a lump that may require additional work-up prior to surgery. Detailed measurements are performed at your consultation for planning purposes and then again on the day of surgery to identify key landmarks.

There are many different techniques used to improve the breast shape. Drs. Klenke and Cazorla will talk with you about the “pedicle,” which is the breast tissue that remains attached to the nipple and areola to continue to provide blood supply. Different incisions can be used depending on if the breast needs to be narrowed, shortened, or both. In some cases, only an incision around the areola may be needed. The amount of droop and existing breast shape determines which surgical techniques are recommended.

After surgery, you will likely feel tired and sore, but you will be up and walking right away. Your surgeon will see you in the days following surgery to track your healing progress. The majority of patients experience swelling and bruising that subsides in several weeks. Returning to work depends on the level of activity required by your job, but most patients take a week to relax at home and heal.

It is essential to your health that you keep on schedule for follow-up examinations and regular breast imaging as recommended based on your age and level of risk.

If you are looking to increase your cup size, check out Breast Augmentation and Fat Grafting. Oftentimes, Drs. Klenke and Cazorla combine procedures for that customized approach. This may mean combining a lift with the placement of an implant or fat grafting.

For many patients, the result of breast augmentation is exciting even early in the healing process because the change is immediately apparent. A breast lift can correct sagging breasts, reposition the nipple and make the areola smaller. 

Breast volume and healthy skin are definitive factors in breast appearance post-surgery. Having stretch marks, or “striae,” is an indication that the skin has poor elasticity. During your consultation, we will review your expectations and photographs as well as your personal anatomy to make sure we are all on the same page.

The Pinnacle Plastic Surgery Approach

At Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, we take pride in helping each individual achieve the best results. Dr. Klenke is dedicated to you and will customize your surgical plan based on your motivation and desired outcomes. Throughout the initial and further detailed consultations, our team will review your information, perform examinations, and discuss which procedures are most suitable for you. We are here to help you achieve your goals, and we look forward to meeting you!

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