The aging process, pregnancy, weight gain, and genetics all result in the drooping of the breasts. If you are unhappy with the way your breasts hang, you may benefit from a breast lift (mastopexy).
Led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Center of Atlanta offers breast lift surgery for women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Duluth, and Druid Hills.
What Is Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery raises sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the underlying glandular tissue. Even though the treatment does not add or remove volume, it radically transforms the appearance of the breasts.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
If you are considering a breast lift but are not sure if you are the right candidate, here are some questions you can ask yourself:
- Do you have breasts that sag due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging?
- Is the shape of your breasts something you wish to improve?
- Do your nipples point downward?
If the answer is yes to any of the above, then breast lift surgery may be right for you. To be a candidate for a breast lift, you should not smoke, be in good overall health, and have realistic expectations for your results.
The best way to determine if breast lift surgery is right for you is to consult with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon like Dr. Brothers.
What Is the Breast Lift Procedure?
A breast lift is performed on women who want to eliminate breast sag. This procedure can be performed for women with any degree of breast ptosis (sagging), although the techniques will vary slightly depending on the elasticity of your breast tissue.
What Is the Crescent Lift?
The crescent lift is ideal for women who experience minimal sagging, or women who are choosing to combine their breast lift with breast augmentation. This small, crescent-shaped incision runs along the top edge of the areola. The crescent incision is hidden in the darker pigment and is relatively inconspicuous.
What Is Vertical “Lollipop” Lift?
The lollipop lift is ideal for women with moderate sagging. This incision runs around the areola and extends vertically to the bottom of the breast for a shape that resembles a lollipop.
That Is the Inverted T “Anchor” Lift?
The anchor lift is appropriate for women with a significant amount of breast sagging.
Incisions run around the areola, down the lower pole of the breast, and along the breast crease. This breast lift option allows for the greatest amount of breast tightening and adjustment.
What Is Recovery Like After Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure, and you will be sent home to recover shortly after your operation.
A compression garment/surgical dressing may be wrapped around your breasts to protect the incisions, promote circulation, and reduce swelling. You should expect to experience bruising, swelling, and tenderness in the breasts that may persist for a few days to a few weeks.
Prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication can alleviate any post-operative discomfort.
Most women resume work and non-strenuous activities within one week. Vigorous exercise, including heavy lifting, should be limited for a period of three to six weeks.
How Much Does Breast Lift Surgery Cost in Atlanta?
The cost of breast lift surgery varies by patient. You will be given a detailed cost summary during your consultation that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care.
Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
Breast Lift FAQS
How should I choose my breast lift surgeon?
Breast lift surgery is an invasive procedure that requires knowledge and skill. It is essential to find an experienced breast surgeon who you feel comfortable with. Dr. Brothers is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast enhancement surgery.
What type of anesthesia is used for a breast lift?
Breast lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient safety and comfort.
Will I have scars after my breast lift procedure?
Scarring will develop at the incision sites following your breast lift. Scarring will fade over the following six months to one year, and can be reduced with topical creams and silicone strips.
When will I see my breast lift results?
You will begin to see the results of your breast lift immediately following the procedure, and these results will continue to improve over the following weeks as the swelling subsides.
Can I combine my breast lift with other procedures?