Breasts are constantly changing. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain and loss, increasing age, and gravity all stretch the breast skin—resulting in “droopy” or sagging breasts.
Fortunately, a breast lift (aka, mastopexy) can reposition and reshape the breasts to create a more youthful looking bust. This procedure can also improve the appearance and reduce the size of disproportionately large areola (the dark-pigmented skin surrounding the nipple). And, for patients who desire increased volume or fullness, a breast augmentation can be performed at the same time as a breast lift.
Although breast lift surgery can provide a number of aesthetic benefits and address a range of concerns, it may not be the best option for everyone. Dr. DelMauro spends time getting to know each patient’s aesthetic goals and develops a personalized plan for each patient’s breast lift surgery. Whether you prefer a “natural-looking” result or a “natural plus” look, a beautiful result is within reach.
Breast Lift FAQs
Women who are (1) healthy, (2) want to improve the location, shape, and possibly size of their breasts, and (3) have realistic expectations are excellent candidates for breast lift surgery.
All of our procedures are performed at our office in our JCAHO-accredited surgical suite. In other words, your surgery will be performed in a facility that has met the same standards as a hospital!
A breast lift / mastopexy typically takes three to four hours or less to complete and is performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
There are multiple ways to perform a breast lift / mastopexy. The technique that is chosen depends on each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.
With Dr. DelMauro’s rapid recovery protocol, most patients experience mild aches after breast lift / mastopexy surgery. Most patients are able to return to their normal daily routine and work within a few days. (However, patients are advised to avoid various activities for several weeks after surgery. Additional details will be discussed with you by Dr. DelMauro and is explained in the postoperative instructions provided to each patient.)
After the breast lift procedure, there is a slight reduction in breast size due to the removal of skin and breast tissue. However, the breast lift surgery is not specifically intended to reduce the size of the breasts. Patients who are interested in reducing the size of the breasts may want to combine their breast lift with a breast reduction. Conversely, patients who are interested in increasing the size of the breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation in combination with a breast lift.
The benefits of a breast lift will last for many years, with many patients enjoying the results for well over a decade. However, the body will continue to age naturally after the breast lift procedure, which can lead to natural, gradual changes in the breasts over time. For this reason, patients are encouraged to maintain healthy diet and exercise habits to prolong their wellbeing and thereby their breast lift results.
There is no perfect age to get a breast lift, as any woman who has experienced sagging or a loss in firmness in the breasts can benefit from the surgery. Therefore, if you are experiencing these symptoms, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift regardless of your age. While most patients choose to have a breast lift in their mid-30s, there are plenty of older and younger women who undergo breast lifts and achieve great results.
As a cosmetic procedure, breast lifts are typically not covered by health insurance. There may be some rare cases where coverage is provided, but only if the breast lift surgery is deemed a medical necessity. Therefore, most patients can expect to be responsible for the full cost of their breast lift surgeries. Fortunately, we offer flexible financing options to help make these treatments as affordable as possible.
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