Did you know, that breast lifts are one of the most performed anti-aging procedures? And they have grown in popularity in recent years. The goal of a breast lift is to raise the breasts by removing and tightening excess skin.  A woman's breasts change with aging and other factors. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight and family history can all impact a woman’s breasts over time.

About the procedure

The most common procedure for breast lift involves three incisions. These are around the areola, a vertical incision from the areola downward, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease. Through the incisions, your surgeon reshapes and lifts breast tissue. The surgeon also removes excess skin. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. During your consultation you will discuss your individual wishes for your appearance. You will need to consider:

  • Breast shape and volume
  • Activity level and lifestyle factors
  • Weight fluctuations

Breast lift surgery does not change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want your breasts to be a different size, choose a breast augmentation or reduction.

Recovery

During your recovery, you will have dressings or bandages. You may also have a small, thin tube for drainage. You will need to wear an elastic bandage or good sports bra. This will aid healing.

As part of the recovery process, you will receive:

  • Instructions that may include how to care for the surgical site and drains
  • Medications to apply or take
  • Areas to watch with your doctor at the surgical site or in your general health