Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Jacksonville, FL

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what is a breast lift?

Over time, many women experience changes in the shape of their breasts, an enlargement of the areolas, and drooping or sagging. These are usually caused by several factors, including pregnancy, aging, gravity, breastfeeding, weight gain/loss, and genetics. At Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, our skilled team of certified surgeons offers mastopexy, commonly called a breast lift, using a number of advanced techniques to properly lift and reshape the breasts. A breast lift can help restore a perkier, more youthful look to your breasts with the increase in confidence, self-esteem, and better wardrobe choices that go along with it.

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Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery now offers Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics, allowing patients to try on their new breasts before the procedure! Patients are scanned into the software, where they can then choose between various sizes and even the different types of breast implants. By wearing the virtual reality headset, patients can see what they would look like from their own point of view.

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how is a breast lift performed?

The type of incision used during a breast lift procedure will vary depending on the degree of lift and whether implants will be placed during the surgery. If implants are a part of the procedure, whether silicone or saline, they are placed under the pectoralis muscle. This method provides additional support and helps to keep the breasts in a higher position for a longer period of time. In situations where a larger implant is desired, a supportive tissue matrix may be used as a sling to hold the implants in place. 

what types of incisions are made during breast lift surgery?

The degree of lift will determine how many incisions are needed and where they will be placed. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and tissue are removed, and the nipple and areola are repositioned for a natural placement. The sutures during this procedure are placed deep in the breast wall to secure and hold the breast up firmly. There are several incision placements to consider:

  • Around the curvature of the areola (the tissue immediately surrounding the nipple)
  • Vertically on the bottom of the areola, down to the crease under the breast
  • Horizontally beneath the breast following the natural crease

how long is recovery after a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. Operative time in most cases is between 1-2 hours. Recovery following a breast lift will vary depending on whether it was a stand-alone surgery or if it occurred in conjunction with another body contouring procedure. Most patients are able to resume their normal work schedules within a few days. Exercise will be a gradual process. Most women are able to resume their exercise routines within 6-8 weeks. These include running and weight training. 

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should i get a Breast Lift or Implants?

Breast augmentation surgery with implants will help with size, but it will not help women if their breasts sag or droop downward past a certain point. Some doctors may use implants to help with sagging. With this approach, the immediate results may look better, but the additional weight causes the breasts to sag further. Some women find a breast lift is the only procedure they need to obtain the fullness they desire and determine implants aren’t necessary. During the consultation, we will discuss whether a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a combination of both will attain the best results.

are the Nipples and Areolas moved during a breast lift?

During a breast lift procedure, the nipple and areola will be placed in a location on the breast that is natural and proportionate. The goal during this surgery is to reduce the size of the areola (the area surrounding the nipple) — so it looks balanced with the new breast size and shape.

will i have scars after a breast lift?

There is no way to avoid making the necessary incisions to complete a breast lift procedure. Therefore, some scarring will result from this procedure. Every effort is made during surgery to minimize scarring. Most women feel that the physical results following a breast lift procedure are worth the scars left behind. During the consultation, we will provide detailed post-operative scar care instructions.

can a breast lift reduce the size of my breasts?

Breast reduction surgery may also be combined with a breast lift to help a patient achieve the size and shape she desires. This surgery is very similar to a lift, but with the added step of removing more breast tissue in conjunction with excess skin. More information on this procedure can be found on the breast reduction page.

how much does a breast lift cost?

The average cost for a breast lift is about $5,000-$12,000. These costs will vary depending on the extent of the surgery. If breast implants are placed during the lift procedure, the total cost will increase and could run anywhere from $14,000-$20,000. However, because of this combination approach, the overall cost will be less per procedure.  

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If you want to restore or improve the appearance of your breasts for a higher, perkier look, call us at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville, FL, today to learn more about our breast lift procedures and schedule a consultation. We've helped many women with many different body types, breast types, and aesthetic goals achieve the confidence, look, and feel they want with a breast lift. We can help you too.

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