A breast lift (mastopexy) is a common surgical procedure that tightens the breast tissue & skin and lifts the nipple / areola to produce a more youthful, perky breast appearance. Most patients start to see the result of sagging due to pregnancy, weight changes, aging, and genetics. They find their breast skin and tissue lose elasticity and shape, and their areolas may dilate becoming disproportionately large as well. If enlargement of your areola is a concern, it can also be reduced in size during your breast lift surgery.
Women with sagging breasts and excess loose skin, who are otherwise happy with the volume and size of their breasts, are good candidates for breast lift surgery. Breast lift surgery does not have to result in breast augmentation or breast enlargement. Instead, it can provide you with more shapely breasts that stand upright and do not sag. This may be the type of “boob job” that many women are not aware about. Please contact Dr. Bennett C. Yang if you are interested in improving your bust line.
Breast lift surgery is performed in a fully licensed outpatient surgery center. General anesthesia is used.
The procedure typically takes 2–3 hours and is performed Most patients require a week off of work to recover. Sometimes women take a longer period off work if the work is strenuous. Scars are usually well hidden from view by regular clothing. It will take a month before you can resume any exercise.
Your consultation will be with Dr. Bennett C. Yang. He will discuss your overall health and the safety of having this procedure. If you have excess sagging, this, too, affects how Dr. Bennett C.Yang will perform the plastic surgery, and he will go over this with you at your consultation and may recommend breast implants if they are necessary to fulfill your expectation.
**Please note: some of our patient before and after surgery images may have been altered to remove identifying tattoos and other marks by request of the patient. No other alterations were performed.
Follow-up visits are included in the procedure and will be arranged at the Rockville, Maryland, or McLean, Virginia, locations, both near Washington, DC.
Following the plastic surgery procedure, breast lift patients should expect some post-operation effects and should follow specific instructions as described below.
In Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, breast enhancement is usually deemed cosmetic in nature and is therefore not covered by insurance. An exception is when the indication for surgery was due to breast reconstruction.
The specific risks and the suitability of breast lift (or other breast surgery procedures) for any patient can only be determined through a consultation. Please call us today.
Dr. Bennett C. Yang has been in practice for over 20 years and is an expert in breast lift procedures. Please follow us on Instagram to view the most recent plastic surgery before and after results, @bennettyangmd . Make your appointment at any of our 3 offices in Rockville, Annapolis, and McLean, Virginia. For patients who travel from out of state, Dr. Bennett C. Yang will be happy to do a preliminary virtual consultation over the phone or skype to discuss your needs and goals. Please call Bonnie to confirm your appointment.