Breast Lift


Breast LiftHave your once perky breasts developed a saggy appearance that you just can’t stand? A lot of women experience this problem as they get older, but there are other factors that contribute to it as well. Thankfully, you don’t have to live with these changes forever. Thanks to breast lift surgery, you can rejuvenate your youthful contours and reclaim your once perky breasts.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight change, aging and gravity produce changes in the appearance of a woman’s breasts, and as the skin becomes less elastic over time, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag. 

The breast lift surgery involves reshaping and removing the skin and fat in the breast area to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing shape. It can raise and re-contour your breasts and nipples for a more proportional and attractive look.

My experience with Dr. Olding and his staff was absolutely wonderful

My experience with Dr. Olding and his staff was absolutely wonderful. After several consultations with other plastic surgeons I settled on Dr. Olding because I believed he was the most qualified and showed the best judgment while explaining my procedure to me. He was also recommended to me by my trusted dermatologist so that factored into my decision as well.
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What to Expect After a Breast Lift?

The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Patients generally return to work within two weeks and can return to strenuous activity within one month. Scars should fade within several months to a year. Results vary as aging, pregnancy, and changes in weight may cause new sagging. 

Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the results may not be as long-lasting in women with larger breasts. Your breasts following a breast lift will appear somewhat smaller than your current size because they will be more compact.

Patients may experience temporary soreness, swelling, bruising, a change in nipple sensation, or even rarely nipple necrosis. Potential complications include thick scarring, skin loss, infection, unevenly positioned nipples, loss of feeling in the nipples or breasts, or asymmetry.

Are You a Candidate For Breast Lift Surgery?

You can find out if you’d make a good candidate for breast lift surgery by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Michael Olding. You should be prepared to discuss your medical history and expectations during your consultation with Dr. Olding. If you are in good general health and have realistic expectations, then you’d make a good candidate for a breast lift.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Surgery Cost?

The cost of a breast lift varies from patient to patient and depends on the surgical technique used to help you achieve your desired look. There are three different types of breast lifts, based upon how saggy your breasts are. Dr. Olding will discuss these with you and develop a surgical plan tailored to your individual needs. In this time, you will also be able to talk about the cost of the procedure.

Contact Our Office

Interested in learning more about breast lift surgery? Contact our office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Olding. Dr. Olding helps patients in Washington, DC and the surrounding area experience the best version of themselves with safe and effective plastic surgery procedures.

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