There are several variations of breast surgery that target aesthetic concerns such as increasing size or correcting asymmetry with breast implants, decreasing breast size with breast reduction, or restoring a perky breasts with a breast lift. Sagging and loss of chest volume is an unfortunate side effect of aging for women, especially following pregnancy and breastfeeding. These breast changes can be uncomfortable and frustrating, in which case a breast lift could be the right plastic surgery procedure for you.
If you’re interested in a breast lift, please contact our board-certified plastic surgeon in Pennsylvania today at 484-222-0010 to schedule your breast surgery consultation. Dr. Jean and our skilled staff at Main Line Plastic Surgery serve clients in the Bryn Mawr area including Philadelphia, Newtown Square and Bala Cynwyd, PA, as well as South Jersey.
How Does a Breast Lift Work?
A breast lift (mastopexy) can be performed alone or in combination with another breast surgery or body contouring procedure such as a mommy makeover. The most common procedures a breast lift is paired with are breast implants or fat grafting to increase volume in the lifted breasts.
During your breast lift, excess skin will be removed and your nipple and breast tissue lifted, leaving you with the perky breasts you desire. There are many different types of breast lift which are appropriate for different degrees of breast droopiness to give the best results. Dr Jean performs all of these techniques and will discuss them with you during your consultation
See BEFORE-AND-AFTER PHOTOS of Breast Lift Surgery.
Many women note a decrease in breast size after mastopexy even though most times no breast tissue is removed. This decrease in size is due to the removal of excess skin and firming up of the overall breast. However, if you would like to maintain or increase the size of your breasts, you may choose to have breast augmentation with breast implants or fat transfer at the same times as your breast lift. Our plastic surgeon can discuss the many different options for your breast lift during your consultation and answer your questions and concerns. Dr. Jean will customize your plastic surgery to fit your unique goals for your breasts and overall shape.
During your recovery, you’ll need to avoid pulling, tugging, or lifting anything with your arms. You can resume normal daily activities after a few days, but you’ll need to follow Dr. Jean’s instructions and don’t push yourself too hard too fast.
Candidates for a Breast Lift
Many women struggle with sagging breasts, which can happen as early as your mid-twenties or sooner. You may not notice the initial signs, but a good candidate for a breast lift often has:
- Lost a significant amount of elasticity and requires the assistance of underwire or sports bras to lift the breasts.
- Noticed a growing amount of bouncing while running or working out but doesn’t have extremely large breasts.
- Considered another breast surgery and believes a breast lift could be combined to provide optimal results.
You’ll need to be over 18 to qualify for a breast lift or any other cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. (This does not include breast reduction, which, when medically indicated, can be performed for patients as young as 16). It’s also important to be in good health, a non-smoker, and a stable body weight.
The cost of a breast lift is variable and can be discussed during your consultation. We can help you figure out the best way to finance your plastic surgery procedures without breaking the bank. Main Line Plastic Surgery accepts cash, check, major debit and credit cards, and you may qualify for CareCredit®, a loan for cosmetic procedures.
Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation
If you’re interested in a breast lift or any type of breast surgery, please contact Dr. Jean today at 484-222-0010 to determine the best way to reach your desired appearance and shape. Main Line Plastic Surgery serves clients in Bryn Mawr, Villanova, Bala Cynwyd, Philadelphia, Newtown Square, and surrounding Pennsylvania areas.