The goal of breast lift surgery is to restore the shape and firmness of the breasts by removing sagging tissue and repositioning the nipples and surrounding tissue to improve the overall appearance of the breasts. Patients who have nipples that sit below the breast fold or point downwards, have breasts that are asymmetric, and/or breasts that sag or feel droopy will benefit from a breast lift surgery.
Types of breast lift techniques:
It is not uncommon that a patient will need a lift at the same time as their breast augmentation surgery to optimize their result. During your consultation, Dr. Crofts will address your concerns, and determine which breast lift technique will provide you with your ideal results.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Crofts has performed thousands of breast lifts. Breast lift surgery takes a skilled and experienced surgeon to reposition the nipples and breast tissue while preserving nerves and minimizing incisions. Dr. Crofts’ artistic eye and experience with breast lift procedures will give you the confidence in knowing he can help restore the breasts to a more youthful state in the safest way possible.
Breast lifts are generally not covered by insurance and are considered a cosmetic procedure. Insurance may cover breast reconstruction in cases of malignancy.
Breast lift may or may not be part of a mommy makeover. This is determined at the patient’s consultation based on their surgical goals and needs.
Breast lift surgery depends on the amount of breast ptosis (sagging) and amount of breast tissue a patient has. Typical ranges are between $10,000-$14,000. This price includes expenses for the operating room, anesthesia, and Dr. Crofts fees. You will receive a quote for the exact cost of your breast lift surgery after your consultation.
Some patients will lose minimal tissue and some will be able to go down a lot. This depends on the patient’s breast size preference and how much breast tissue and breast ptosis they have. Dr. Crofts will work with the patient to find a size they are comfortable with.
For the first two weeks following the procedure, patients will need to refrain from lifting anything over 5 pounds as well as avoid strenuous activity.
Preliminary results can be seen immediately after the procedure, however, full results seen after swelling and bruising have subsided. The incisions will continue to lighten and fade over time.
Patients who have breast tissue and/or nipples that sit at or below the inframammary breast fold.
Breast augmentation will enlarge and enhance the breasts, but it will not replace the need for a lift. In cases of very mild ptosis, there are times an implant will fill up the tissue enough to avoid a lift.