what is a Breast Lift?
A surgical breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that redefines the breasts by removing excess skin and pulling tight the leftover tissue to create a firmer, younger look. This life-changing surgery is offered for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who have breast sagging due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this treatment so effective and successful that new stats by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Our Las Vegas, NV team is excited to offer this cosmetic breast surgery at Plastic Surgery Vegas. By integrating the most advanced methods, we can choose the correct technique based upon the level of sag present in addition to the desired result.
Candidates for a breast lift
You may visit Plastic Surgery Vegas believing you are a candidate for breast augmentation using implants, but after a physical exam, you may discover that a breast lift alone is better for your needs. The reason is due to the amount of breast sagging that is shown. Breasts and nipples that point down typically need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and raise the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a lift surgery can dramatically help their appearance. If you are contemplating a breast lift, you should be in good health and at a stable weight. Our team can also combine a breast lift with augmentation if that is what you prefer, which is why it's important to discuss your cosmetic goals with us during your initial consultation. We are happy to create custom treatment plans that suit your specific needs.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I had an amazing experience with Dr Silver and Stacie! I had several consultations before deciding to go forward with the surgery. I was very supported and he listened to my concerns. I went forward with a tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift. Dr Silver was very comforting and reassuring. He has been very caring during recovery and wants to always make sure you’re on the right path of your recovery. I would totally recommend Dr Silver if you are thinking of having surgery. As per my results, I’m only 5 weeks post-op but I’m loving it!!! At Plastic Surgery Vegas, you feel very much cared for, 110% recommend!!"- L.H. / Google / Dec 17, 2022
"Dr. Edwards and his staff are top notch. Every interaction I had from the receptionist, to the medical team, coordinators and surgical center staff was wonderful and truly professional. I had a breast lift and volume reduction and would highly recommend them!"- D.B. / Google / Mar 04, 2023
"I previously had breast augmentation surgery done 10 years ago with Dr Edwards and loved him so much that I went back to him to get a revision. I have had 7 kids and exclusively breastfed every one of them( literally no bottles- I know I was crazy! ) With time and age I knew I wanted a lift and to see Dr Edwards again to go over all my questions and to schedule my surgery. He performed my breast lift and implants in February 2023. I can’t say enough great things about him. He is professional, informative, caring, genuine, settles any nervousness you have, always has a smile on his face, respectful, comforting, knowledgeable, patient and very detailed. I knew I wanted to return to him because he made me feel safe and his work is AMAZING! If you’re considering surgery you need to go see Dr. Edwards. He will exceed your expectations! I just love him and I love the work he has done. I am so beyond happy! I can’t thank him enough! I just love him!"- P.M. / Google / Mar 11, 2023
"I went to Dr Edwards to consult about severe scarring from a breast lift done in Seattle a year ago . Upon meeting him I was immediately put at ease with his knowledge and recommendations. Due to my previous botched results , another lift with implants were recommended to maximize a better outcome and with no pressure, he left that decision completely up to me . I was At 58 this was not even a consideration to me but I am beyond ECSTATIC that I listened to his advice . He is extremely knowledgeable and the fact that he focuses just on breasts shows in his quality of work . Having worked in the medical field for 30 years I am beyond impressed with the entire staff from start to finish ! Whatever your needs are , I highly recommend Dr Edwards ."- E.Q. / Google / Apr 22, 2023
"I went to see Dr. Higgins for the replacement of old implants and a breast lift. I trusted Dr. Higgins with all his recommendations and could not be happier with the way everything turned out. I am beyond ecstatic with his work. Dr. Higgins and the staff at Plastic Surgery Vegas made me feel at ease and comfortable through the whole process. I would recommend Dr. Higgins to anyone. Thank you Dr. Higgins and thank you everyone at Plastic Surgery Vegas for everything!"- K.O. / Google / Jul 06, 2023
A breast lift takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the severity of breast ptosis. The surgical technique used for mastopexy surgery generally falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the nature of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the vertical incisions are the preferred methods. After making the incision, any wrinkly and loose skin is removed along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin left behind is then pulled tight and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they look healthy and younger. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast. If a breast lift is the only procedure being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a worry, augmentation surgery with implants can be done at a later date.
after your mastopexy
Recovery from breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to minimize swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the surgical area to assist with excess draining that can often occur after a surgery of this nature. The post-surgical swelling usually goes away within the first week. Our surgical team will provide in-depth, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results after a breast lift surgery are noticeable after several months as the breasts take their new placement on your bustline. As they heal, your breasts will look and feel more natural.
Breast lift FAQS
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your unique concerns. Oftentimes, a breast lift can improve the form and fullness of the breasts with no need for implants. However, our team will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then make a decision whether you would benefit from a lift, implants, or an augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, we can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so we can decide on the ideal incision pattern to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care following surgery, your results can last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you could begin to see loose and sagging skin over time. Factors, like significant weight loss or gain, can change your results so it is best to stay at a steady weight following your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also affect your results, which is why we recommend patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. We will evaluate the physical condition and appearance of your breasts in your consultation and discuss how a breast lift will be able to help. During your lift, we will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for better symmetry.
Surgical breast lifting has changed the lives of countless Las Vegas, NV patients. If you experience sagging breasts that get in the way of your daily activities or prevent you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Plastic Surgery Vegas may be the answer to your cosmetic concerns. During your initial visit, a thorough breast assessment will be given by our team and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will provide a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We invite you to contact Plastic Surgery Vegas to learn more about how to schedule your first visit.
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