As you age, gravity naturally takes hold and causes your breasts to droop and sag. Experienced plastic surgeon Brian Blumenauer, MD, performs breast lift surgery to lift and tighten sagging breast tissue for a rounder, more youthful appearance. Dr. Blumenauer uses a modern approach to ensure beautiful, natural-looking results for every patient. Request an appointment by filling out the online form to find out if breast lift surgery is right for you.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure to raise sagging or drooping breasts. Also known as mastopexy, the procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening existing tissue to restore the breasts’ youthful appearance. A breast lift can also reduce the size of areolas that have grown larger and wider over time.
With a modern approach to cosmetic surgery, Dr. Blumenauer collaborates with patients to ensure they’re satisfied with their results.
Are there different types of breast lift procedures?
Dr. Blumenauer performs multiple types of breast lifts, including circumareolar, circumvertical and circumvertical with a horizontal extension.
The circumareolar technique involves creating a crescent or full incision around the areola to lift the breast tissue subtly.
For moderate elevation, Dr. Blumenauer may recommend the circumvertical technique, which involves creating a vertical incision towards the lower breast fold to shape and tighten the tissue.
Circumvertical with a Horizontal Extension
This technique provides elevation and support for individuals with excessive sagging. Along with a vertical incision, Dr. Blumenauer creates a horizontal extension to control the breast shape while lifting and tightening the underlying tissue.
After a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Blumenauer can recommend the appropriate technique for younger-looking breasts.
Who is a candidate for a breast lift?
Dr. Blumenauer performs a complete medical history review and physical exam to determine whether you’re a candidate for a breast lift. He may recommend a breast lift if you present with any of the following:
- Significant breast sagging
- Lost shape and volume
- Nipples that point downward
- Enlarged areolas
- Flat or elongated breasts
- One breast droops more than the other
To be sure you are a good candidate for the surgery, Dr. Blumenauer will perform an exam to confirm you are in good overall health, maintain a healthy weight and have realistic expectations about your results.
Dr. Blumenauer commonly performs a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation. This allows for a simultaneous enhancement of breast size and appearance.
What can I expect from a breast lift?
After the administration of anesthesia, Dr. Blumenauer will create an incision on your breasts to access and reshape the underlying tissue. He then will remove excess skin and tissue to lift the breasts into a more youthful position.
Dr. Blumenauer will also reposition the areolas and may remove the skin at the perimeter if they are enlarged. Finally, he will suture the underlying tissue and outer incision to support the lifted breasts.