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What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is an in-office, outpatient breast surgery used to lift sagging, deflated breasts. If you’re interested in learning more about breast lifts in Chicago, continue reading or contact us to schedule a consultation.

The breast lift procedure includes:

Lifting sagging skin and breasts, then placing implants to achieve a fuller and more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Correcting downward pointing nipples to a more forward position.

Correcting uneven, asymmetrical, deflated breasts (which can occur after pregnancy and breastfeeding) to achieve a more lifted, rejuvenated appearance.

When Are Breasts Considered “Sagging?”

Breasts are considered to be “sagging” if one or both of the following scenarios are present:

  • The nipple is pointing downward instead of forward. In more extreme cases, the nipple may appear to be hanging from the bottom of the breast.

  • The nipple is located below the inframammary fold. The inframammary fold is the crease that is located between the lower breast tissue and the ribcage. You can estimate whether or not your breasts are “saggy” by using the pencil test.

What is the pencil test? The pencil test involves placing a pencil against the inframammary fold, parallel to the floor. If the nipple sits below the level of the pencil, then we consider the breast to be saggy. Typically, a patient will require mastopexy to correct this.

Procedure Process

Is there a non-surgical way to correct sagging breasts?

At Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we offer two non-surgical breast lift options. These include Botox and Ultherapy.

Botox may be used to temporarily improve mildly sagging breasts. Ultherapy, a focused external ultrasound treatment, can tighten the skin around the breasts and in turn help moderately lift them. However, in most cases where breasts are sagging and deflated, surgery is the only way to permanently and significantly lift them.

What does a breast lift accomplish?

  • Restores a more youthful appearance

  • Moves the areolas to a more desirable position

  • Adds volume and lift with the use of an implant

  • Increases patients’ confidence and self esteem

  • Improves breast symmetry

  • Improves breast firmness and shape

  • Reduces the size of enlarged areolas

What will happen during a breast lift surgical procedure?

The surgeon will place markings on the breasts immediately prior to surgery to act as a surgical guide. After general anesthesia is administered, local anesthetic is injected to fully anesthetize the surgical site and minimize bleeding.

Your surgeon will make small incisions to surgically lift the breasts and surrounding tissue while also removing excess skin. The nipple-areola-complex will be raised to a higher, more aesthetically pleasing position, as well. If a reduction in size is necessary, the surgeon will reshape the areolas.

Underlying tissue will also be reshaped to increase firmness and improve the contour of the breasts. Breast implants are often inserted to provide additional fullness.

The incisions are then meticulously closed with thin, dissolvable sutures. Steri-Strips and bandages will be temporarily placed over the incisions, as well.

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Recovery Time

How long will breast lift surgery take?

Typically, a breast lift takes about 3 hours, but each surgery varies from patient to patient.

How many sessions are needed for optimal results?

Patients typically only need one breast lift procedure in their lifetime. However, there are some circumstances where a follow-up surgery may be necessary to achieve ideal symmetry and appearance.

Where will the surgery be completed?

At Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we have in-house surgical suites at our Chicagoland clinics.

What should I do immediately after a breast lift?

We recommend that you sleep with your head elevated for a few days following surgery. Aspirin, alcohol, and smoking must be avoided. Apply cold compresses periodically for 48 hours to help reduce swelling.

When can I resume normal activities after a breast lift?

Most patients can resume normal activities between 2 to 3 weeks following a breast lift.

Contact Us – Experienced Chicago Breast Lift Surgeons

Are you looking for the best breast lift in Chicago? Contact us at Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute to schedule your consultation. Our highly skilled and experienced team is here to help you get the body of your dreams.

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Frequently Asked Questions

After a breast lift, will my breasts be smaller?

Each person’s surgery is different. However, if you plan on getting breast implants in addition to a lift, then it’s unlikely your breasts will become smaller.

Our surgeons hide breast surgery scars in creases, folds, and the areola. Your scars should gradually fade and blend in with the adjacent skin. While they may never completely go away, they will soften significantly.

Incision placement depends on the degree of sagging. Normally, one incision is placed on the edge of the areola while another extends vertically from the areola to the breast crease. In cases of severe sagging, another incision may be placed horizontally along the breast crease.

Normally, the results of a breast lift procedure are permanent. However, bodily changes experienced with pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, hormonal shifts, or age can impact results long term. However, most patients do not require an additional surgery.

Office procedures like Botox and Ultherapy do require periodic maintenance treatments.

Some side effects of a breast lift include temporary bruising, pain, discomfort, and swelling. Minor risks include scarring and potential breast asymmetry. Any other side effects are rare, and if they should occur, will most likely be temporary.

Your surgeon will discuss risk factors with you prior to your procedure.

The first step in your cosmetic surgery journey will be to undergo a consultation. One of our breast specialists at the Liposuction and Cosmetic Surgery Institute will examine and measure your breasts. Then, a mammogram will be performed to gain precise knowledge of the anatomy and health of the breasts.

All blood thinning medication such as aspirin and Motrin should be stopped 10 days prior to surgery. Also, patients should abstain from alcohol and tobacco before and after the procedure.

You can breastfeed after having a breast lift done, but it may impact the final results of the surgery. Pregnancy can also affect the outcome of your breast lift, but it usually takes excessive weight gain to do so.

Your breasts will likely shrink after you stop breastfeeding. It’s best to wait at least 6 months before getting a lift. This allows swelling and gland enlargement in the breasts to subside.

Patients need to rest for at least 1 to 2 weeks during the initial recovery period before returning to work. Exercise, strenuous activity, and heavy lifting should be avoided for 3 to 6 weeks.

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When you receive a breast lift, the results should last for many years. Only major body changes can significantly alter the final results.

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