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Aging, weight loss, and pregnancy can all affect the shape and position of the breasts. This can lead to concerns such as loss of elasticity in the breast skin, sagging, downward-pointing nipples, and a lack of fullness and firmness. A breast lift can address these issues and restore a more youthful, uplifted appearance to the breasts.

Dr. Samuel Sohn, our board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in cosmetic procedures for the breasts, including personalized breast lift surgery for patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL. We offer a range of techniques to help you achieve the beautiful, natural-looking results you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how a breast lift can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts to restore a more youthful appearance. The procedure can be performed alone or in combination with breast augmentation to increase the size of the breasts.

Dr. Sohn is an experienced plastic surgeon dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality care to patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL. Whether you are looking to achieve a more youthful appearance or enhance the size of your breasts in addition to restoring firmness, we are committed to helping you achieve your goals.

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Benefits Of A Breast Lift

Some of the benefits of a breast lift may include:

  • Improved breast shape and contour
  • Firmer and fuller breasts
  • More symmetrical breasts
  • A more lifted and youthful appearance
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence

Breast Lift Consultation

Dr. Sohn is an experienced plastic surgeon who is dedicated to providing personalized, high-quality care to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. During your consultation, he will carefully evaluate your unique anatomy and discuss your desired outcome. He will also provide you with detailed information about the procedure, including the potential risks and benefits. Finally, you’ll get to discuss the different surgical techniques that can be used to achieve your desired result and ensure you have enough information to make the best decision for your body.

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Types Of Breast Lifts

If you are considering a breast lift, it’s important to understand the different types of lifts that are available and how they can help you achieve your desired results. The duration of a breast lift surgery will vary depending on your unique treatment plan. In general, this outpatient procedure takes one to three hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia.

Traditional Lift

One of the most common types of breast lift surgery is the traditional lift, also called a vertical lift or “lollipop” lift. This procedure is performed by making an anchor-shaped incision around the areola, down the breast, and along the breast crease. This technique allows the surgeon to remove excess skin and reposition the breast tissue and nipple to create a more uplifted, youthful shape.

Anchor Lift

The anchor lift, also known as the inferior pedicle, is a surgical approach that is often used when the breasts are particularly large or saggy. This method involves an anchor-shaped scar, which is created in addition to the incisions around the areola and vertically down the breast. The scar is hidden along the breast fold. This technique is popular among surgeons and patients because it has a high rate of maintaining nipple and breast sensation after the surgery. Whether or not this procedure is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy and desired outcome.

Peri-Areolar Lift

Another option is a peri-areolar lift, also known as the “donut” lift, which is performed using a circular incision around the areola. This technique is often used for patients with minimal sagging, as it only removes a small amount of skin and lifts the breast tissue to reshape the breasts.

Other Breast Lift Techniques

In some cases, a breast lift may be performed in combination with breast reduction or enhancement procedures such as augmentation with implants or fat transfer to improve breast volume. A breast reduction lift removes excess breast tissue and skin to reduce the size of the breasts and lift them to a more youthful position. A breast augmentation lift combines the benefits of a breast lift with the addition of implants to increase the size of the breasts.

Breast Lift Recovery & Results

Most patients are able to return home on the same day as the surgery and should expect to wear a surgical bra for the duration of the recovery period. After the procedure, we will provide prescription medication to help manage any discomfort. It’s important to rest and relax at home for one to two weeks, and avoid strenuous activities for at least a month or as recommended by your surgeon. If breast implants were placed, you should not lift anything heavier than five pounds for the first two weeks.

Some swelling may continue for several months, but you should be able to see the outcome of your surgery almost immediately. Contact us to learn more about what to expect during and after your breast lift.

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Planning Your Breast Lift Procedure

Average Procedure Time: 1 – 3 hours
Average Recovery Time: 2 weeks
Follow-Up: 10-14 weeks

Why Choose Samuel Sohn for Breast Lift?

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Samuel Sohn, MD

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Samuel Sohn specializes in cosmetic procedures for the breasts, including personalized breast lift surgery for patients in Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg, FL.

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FAQs About Breast Lift

Good candidates for a breast lift are generally healthy, non-smoking adults who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their sagging breasts. The procedure is often performed on women who have experienced changes to their breast shape and size due to factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and aging.

The length of a breast lift procedure can vary depending on the technique used and the extent of the lift needed. In general, a breast lift takes several hours to complete.

A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia, so patients do not feel any pain during the procedure. After the surgery, patients may experience discomfort, swelling, and tenderness, but this can be managed with pain medication prescribed by the surgeon.

The recovery from a breast lift varies from patient to patient, but most people are able to return to work and light activities within a few days. More strenuous activities, such as exercise and heavy lifting, should be avoided for several weeks.

The results of a breast lift are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes can affect the shape and position of the breasts over time. It’s important to maintain a stable weight and healthy lifestyle to help preserve the results of your breast lift.

In most cases, women are able to breastfeed after a breast lift, as the procedure does not affect the milk-producing glands. However, it’s important to discuss your individual situation with your surgeon before undergoing the procedure.

The price of breast lift surgery can vary from patient to patient because every treatment plan is customized to the patient’s specific needs and goals. Once you and Dr. Sohn have determined the best approach for you, our medical team will provide you with a total cost estimate, including the surgeon’s fee, the surgical center facility fee, and the anesthesiology fee. Since breast lift surgery is an elective procedure, it is not typically covered by health insurance. However, there are several plastic surgery financing options available that can help you pay for your procedure, and our team is happy to assist you in finding the right payment plan for your budget.

Yes. Many patients choose to combine breast lift surgery with other body contouring and reshaping procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, or mommy makeover.

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Schedule A Consultation For Breast Lift

If you are considering a breast lift, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sohn to learn more about your options.

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