What is a breast lift?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the breasts by lifting the skin and tissue. The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola (the dark area surrounding the nipple) and relocate the nipple structure so they are front and center if they are pointing downwards. A breast lift is generally done for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be done to correct breasts that have drooped or sagged due to:

  • Aging
  • Significant weight loss
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding

How is a breast lift performed?

The surgery involves making an incision around the areola, the front of the breast, or along the underside of the breast. The skin of the breast is then lifted, and underlying tissue is reshaped to give the breasts a more youthful appearance. A breast lift can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures, such as breast augmentation.

What should I expect if I get a breast lift at The Ariel Center?

A breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure at our state-of-the-art hospital. This is the same hospital used by the distinguished Obesity Control Center. You will be required to stay in the hospital one  night and you will be closely monitored after your procedure to ensure that you are recovering well. The surgery will take two to three hours to complete. Most of our patients are back to their regular activities within a week.

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The Ariel Center is committed to providing the apex in quality of care for our patients. We are equipped with cutting-edge technologies and operating rooms that meet or exceed the safety standards for many U.S. hospitals.

In addition, we have 25 years of experience in telemedicine, which allows us to provide care for patients from all over the world before they travel abroad for their initial appointments. If you are considering a breast lift, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our team of skilled and experienced surgeons. We will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your goals and desires.

What is the recovery like for a breast lift?

The recovery from a breast lift will vary from person to person, but it is a relatively short and straightforward process. Most people will be able to return to normal light activities within a week or two.

Some amount of swelling and bruising is normal and will gradually improve over time. It is important to give your body time to heal properly. This means no strenuous activity or exercise for at least four to six weeks. Taking it easy after surgery is a must and will speed your recovery. 

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FAQs

Breast lift

How much time off will I need?

What are the different types of breast lifts?

Can I get a breast lift without implants?

How much time off will I need?

If you are required to do any heavy lifting at your job or it is highly physical, you may need to take up to 3 weeks off from work, however, if your job is mostly sedentary, you may be able to return within a week or so.

What are the different types of breast lifts?

The main types of breast lift procedures are crescent, vertical, and inverted-T or anchor.

  • Crescent: A crescent lift is the least invasive type of breast lift. It involves making a small incision at the base of the half-moon shape near the top of the areola. This technique is typically used for patients who have minimal sagging.
  • Vertical: A vertical breast lift, also known as a lollipop lift, involves making an incision around the areola and extending down. This technique is best suited for patients who have moderate amounts of sagging.
  • Inverted-T “anchor”: An inverted-T lift, also called an anchor lift, is the most extensive type of breast lift. It involves making an incision around the areola, down the breast crease, and along the natural curve underneath the breast. This technique is best for patients who have significant amounts of sagging.

Can I get a breast lift without implants?

Breast implants and a breast lift are two separate procedures. These procedures can be combined at the patient’s request; however, it is not necessary. A breast lift will give you firmer, higher breasts with or without breast implants.

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