Breast Lift

Are you looking to regain the figure you once had before childbirth, aging or weight loss? Have your breasts started to sag or taken on a droopier, flatter appearance? Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, significant weight changes and gravity can all have drastic effects on your breasts. As your skin loses its elasticity, your breasts often lose their shape and firmness. A breast lift in our metro Atlanta center can help you regain the self-confidence and figure you deserve.

Call us today at (770) 421-1242 or request a consultation online to discuss breast lift surgery in Marietta with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and find out if it is right for you.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Case #279

41-year-old female underwent a breast lift for treatment of "droopy" breasts and wide areolas.
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Case #283

41-year-old female underwent a revision breast lift to correct "bottoming out." 600 cc high profile silicone implants placed.
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Case #266

35-year-old female underwent a full mastopexy with silicone implant placment. Right: 375 cc. Left: 375 cc.
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Case #282

44-year-old female underwent a revision breast lift along with saline implant exchange. Right: 500 cc. Left: 500cc.
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Case #205

The patient is a 18 year old female who wanted to discuss breast reconstruction. The patient was born with a bilateral breast deformity. She had Poland's syndrome on the left breast with very little development if any. She had no preceivable inframammary crease, and the underside of the breast created a concavity. The patient had a larger... Read More
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Breast Lift

56 year old Iranian female was concerned about a implant rupture. L implant rupture. She wanted to discuss removal and replacement of her implants along with addressing the loose breast skin. She had 260 CC's implant before. She now has 350cc's in R and 325 in L. She is very pleased with shape and size Read More
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Case #41

This patient had a full breast lift.
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Case #190

Patient is a 31 year old female who desired improvement to her breasts. She was concerned about the looseness to her skin and lack of fullness to her breasts. The patient had a full mastopexy with implants.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery is a breast enhancement procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. As with each and every surgery we perform at our practice near Atlanta, your breast lift is customized to meet your needs and expectations. The amount of lifting to restore your breasts to their most aesthetic position will vary from patient to patient, as will the amount of elasticity of your skin and the amount of breast tissue in each breast. All of these factors will be taken into consideration to create a youthful “perky” breast.

If you are planning on having more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your surgery until you are done having children. Although there are no special risks that affect future pregnancies, your ability to breast feed may be compromised. Plus, pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts again and offset the procedure.

Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, tightens lax breast skin, repositions the nipple, and reshapes the breast. If the areolas (the darker pigmented skin surrounding the nipples) are enlarged, they may be reduced in size. Some breast tissue may also be removed if the patient wants smaller breasts. If larger breasts are desired, breast implants may be inserted to increase breast volume. It is important to discuss your expectation with your plastic surgeon prior to the operation so that the best procedure and outcome can be obtained.

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About the Procedure

Breast lift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The length of the operation varies depending on the complexity of the surgery. Prior to the operation, careful measurements are made to determine the new position of the nipple and areola, the incision lines, and the amount of skin to be removed. During the surgery the incisions are made according to the pre-planned markings, the excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher level, and the skin flaps are closed around the remaining tissue to reshape the breast. The nipple and areola are kept attached to the underlying tissue. This usually allows for fairly normal sensation and even the ability to breast feed in some cases.

For minor degrees of breast ptosis, or sagging, the incisions may be confined to the area around the areola. For more severe cases of breast ptosis, the incisions and resulting scars run around the areola, vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast and horizontally in the crease under the breast. The scars are permanent but every effort will be made to minimize the scars. Many women who choose breast lift surgery also benefit from breast augmentation with implants to add or restore breast volume.

Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery

After the surgery dressings or a bra may be placed. Your breasts will be bruised, swollen and uncomfortable for a day or 2. Most sutures are placed underneath the skin. Any stitches on the outside are usually removed in about a week. The post-operative discomfort is usually minimal and easily controlled with medication. You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipples and breast skin. This numbness usually fades as the swelling subsides over the next 6 weeks or so. You should be able to return to fairly normal activities within a week. Avoid overhead lifting for three to four weeks as well as strenuous sports. Your physician will instruct you when you can return to vigorous activities. Your scars often remain lumpy and red for months, then gradually become less obvious, sometimes eventually fading to thin white lines.

Every year thousands of women undergo breast lift surgery with no major problems. Risks include infection, hematoma (collection of blood that may require removal), asymmetry, changes in sensation and poor healing. As with any surgery, revisionary surgery may occasionally be needed in the future. Your improved breast volume should remain fairly constant unless you lose or gain a significant amount of weight or become pregnant. The aging process will continue and your breast may droop somewhat in the future. Overall, most patients are extremely pleased with their improved, uplifted breast shape.

Plastic Surgery Center of the South is located in Marietta, Georgia, just outside of Atlanta. Our Surgeons are happy to answer any questions you may have about breast lift surgery. It is important to talk about your expectations and goals of the surgery before the procedure to ensure an optimal result. A thorough medical examination and communication is essential for a successful procedure. We treat patients from all over the state, the United States and countries around the world. Our state-of-the art surgical facility and staff are surpassed by none. Call us today at (770) 421-1242 or request a consultation online to get started.

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