Over the course of their lives, most women develop some sagging, drooping, loss of fullness, asymmetric breasts. Skin becomes stretched, and the breasts sag, leaving a gap between your bra and skin. Pregnancy or weight loss can also leave women with breasts that are smaller, leading to some deflation and sagging.
Fortunately, breast lift surgery can bring a youthful perkiness back to your silhouette by reshaping and repositioning the breasts. If deflation is a part of your concern, an implant of fat grafting can restore the volume. Each breast lift patient is unique. Dr. Rockmore will assess your breasts and determine which options will work best for you. Schedule a consultation to get started.
At your consultation, Dr. Rockmore will perform an examination to evaluate your level of sagging. There are a variety of breast lifting procedures (also called mastopexy), and you can discuss the type of breast lift options based on the amount of sag, the size of your breasts, the elasticity of your skin, and the shape you desire.
When there is mild or first-degree ptosis, placement of breast implants alone can sometimes restore the upper, or superior, volume of the breast and provide sufficient lift.
This method can be used to slightly elevate the nipple position. It is commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation and leaves a scar on the edge of the areola on its top portion.
The amount of lifting effect is limited, so this option can be used for only mild degrees of ptosis. A doughnut-shaped portion of skin is removed from around the areola, creating some tightening of the skin of the breast.
Implants can be either saline or silicone, and they do not have to be overly large. If a lift is performed without implants, the breasts can often seem smaller than they did when sagging. Implants can correct this with an improved breast shape and fullness above the bra line.
This is a more powerful lifting technique used when there is more significant sagging. It results in a scar around the areola and straight down like a lollipop, and it can be used to treat mild to moderate degrees of sag.
This method is used for more significant types of sag and allows for maximum lifting and reshaping of the breast. The resultant scar is around the areola, straight down, and then along the crease of the breast in an anchor configuration.
A breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure. When you wake up, you will have a bra in place that you will wear for the first week. There are no heavy wraps or compression devices, and you can shower the next day. Your breasts will have some swelling and bruising after your breast lift, which can take 1 to 2 weeks to completely resolve. Over the next couple of months, your scars will fade, and your breasts will soften. This settling process will lead to a more natural and final result — and lifted, beautiful breast contours.
$8,500 – $9,500
This price range is all-inclusive, of anesthesia, facility, post-op care, and all office and surgeon fees. To learn more about costs associated with this procedure, schedule a consultation today.