Have Your Breasts Begun to Sag After Pregnancy or the Natural Aging Process?
Breast Lift Procedures at LPS are an Everyday Event!
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, weight changes and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. The specialized breast enhancement surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery have helped countless women achieve their desired contours through individualized treatments.
How Does A Breast Lift Work?
Every patient has a different view of what a desirable size and shape for breasts means. During your consult, your surgeon will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure including your age, the size, and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin – and whether an implant is advisable. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned.
Your breast lift may be performed in a hospital, an outpatient surgery center, or a surgeon’s office-based facility. It’s usually done on an outpatient basis, for cost containment and convenience. Breast lifts are typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you’ll sleep through the operation. Mastopexy usually takes one and a half to three and a half hours during which your surgeon will use specialized surgical techniques to maximize your results while promoting minimal recovery.
A breast lift can be done solely on its own or paired with a breast augmentation (breast implants) to increase breast volume.
Consultations Available Now
Take the first step. Get your questions answered and find out which treatment option is best for you by meeting with one of our knowledgeable medical staff at Longwood Plastic Surgery for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our experienced team members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.
Before & After*
*These photographs represent typical results, but not everyone who undergoes plastic surgery will achieve the same results.
Your individual results may vary.
Am I a Good Candidate for Mastopexy?
Many women seek mastopexy because pregnancy, nursing or weight fluctuations have left them with stretched skin and less volume in their breasts. Breasts of any size can be lifted.
A breast lift can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won’t change your looks entirely or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon. The best candidates for mastopexy are healthy, emotionally-stable women who are realistic about what the surgery can accomplish.
What Results Will I See?*
Some initial results from your breast lift surgery may be visible right away. The contours of your breasts will be visibly lifted with sagging skin minimized, and in some cases, the nipple will be repositioned higher on the breast for a more youthful-looking. However, you should expect and be prepared for post-surgical swelling to mask the final outcome of your procedure for several weeks. An optimal outcome can be seen in 4-6 months as your new breasts settle.
Your surgeon will make every effort to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. While scars may never fully go away, they’re typically placed in easily-concealable locations. And with proper scar care, you may see your scars fade into thin white lines.
What is the Recovery Like?*
After surgery, you’ll wear a surgical bra over gauze dressings. Your breasts will be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable for a day or two, but the pain shouldn’t be severe. Any discomfort you do feel can be relieved with medications prescribed by your surgeon.
Healing is a gradual process. Although you may be up and about in a day or two, don’t plan on returning to work for a week or more, depending on how you feel. You may be instructed to avoid lifting anything over your head for several weeks and to avoid strenuous sports for about a month. After that, you can resume these activities slowly. Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities.
Take the First Step – Request A Consultation
If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (617)383-6250 and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Longwood Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.
Longwood Plastic Surgery serves Brookline, MA and the greater Boston area.
*Individual Results May Vary
“Dr. Morris–I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did on my surgery. It was exactly what I wanted and they actually look better than I thought they would…I am lucky someone recommended your name to me and I will do the same.” * -AB
“Dr. Silver is the best! I couldn’t be happier! Not only was she an amazing surgeon but the results were excellent! Thanks!”* -MK
“Dr. Reformat – Beginning with our first consultation, we both knew we trusted you. We witnessed your keen memory of details, noticed your sense of style and your natural artistic ability.”* -LS
*Individual Results May Vary