What is a breast lift?

Breast Lift, or Mastopexy, involves a nipple lift and breast reshaping.  This is often necessary as the breast shape and nipple position changes after time, breastfeeding, and significant weight loss.  Often patients are happy with their breast size and how they fill out a bra, but only require skin and nipple resuspension.  Sometimes a lift also requires an implant to achieve a desired result.

What does breast lift surgery work?

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Breast lift surgery technique is dependant upon the amount of extra breast skin as well as the position of the nipple.  It could be as simple as cutting out a crescent of tissue above the nipple, or it may require a vertical incision on the breast, or most commonly, it involves both a vertical and transverse incision on the breast.  Through these incisions the breast, nipple, and breast skin are reshaped.  Usually the ultimate scar looks like an upside down T or anchor. You can view 3D animations of breast lift  here on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website under the breast section.

Why should I choose Dr. Graham to perform my breast lift?

Dr. Graham is a skilled surgeon, board certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery.  His background includes both general surgery and plastic surgery.  In both of these fields he has had extensive experience with breast surgery.  The majority of his plastic surgery training was in breast and body contouring surgery.  He takes pride in his breast lift technique as it achieves breast fullness even in the upper breast, which often allows him to avoid placing  implants.

What are the main risks of this surgery?

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Please refer to the following form published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons Breast_Lift_(Mastopexy)-ASPS

What is the average breast lift recovery?  What is the time off of work after breast lift?  What are the restrictions after breast lift? Driving?

This is dependant on the type of work you perform.  Many patients with office jobs only require a week or less.  However, patients who perform heavy labor may require 4-6 weeks to recover.  You will not be able to do any heavy lifting for at least 4 weeks. You can drive within the first week when you are comfortable and off of narcotics.

How much does a breast lift cost?

The average US price for a breast lift is $7000-8000. Dr. Graham’s pricing can be found here.

Contact us now to schedule your breast lift consultation!