Breast Lift in Scottsdale, AZ

Over the years, life can cause a lot of physical changes to one’s body. Unfortunately, your breasts can show the signs of many of these changes. Fluctuations in weight, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and natural aging can cause the breasts to lose their youthful appearance.

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that restores a youthful appearance to the breasts.

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What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?


Improved Breast Shape

The breast lift is the best way to enhance the shape and contours of the breast. This procedure is designed to create flattering silhouettes, provide symmetry, and give the breasts a youthful, perky appearance.

Firmer, Elevated Breasts

Pregnancy, gravity, and age slowly cause the breasts to lose elasticity and droop downwards. By removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue, a breast lift restores firmness to the breasts.

Better Clothing Fit

A breast lift restores perkiness and shape to the breasts for a better clothing fit. Perkier breasts may offer better cleavage and contours in clothes without needing as much additional support from bras or shapewear.

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What Can Be Achieved With a Breast Lift?



A Youthful
Bustline

A Youthful
Bustline

Perky, elevated breasts are a symbol of youth, whereas sagging and elongated breasts are not. Unfortunately, pregnancy and weight fluctuations contribute to the sagging of the breasts far sooner than women would like. Breast lift surgery targets premature breast sagging to achieve more youthful breasts.


Enhanced Nipple Projection and Shape

Enhanced Nipple Projection and Shape

Following pregnancy or significant weight gain, some women’s areolas become stretched or elongated, and the projection of their nipples shift downward. While improving the shape and position of the breasts, breast lift surgery can also enhance the shape and size of the areola and the projection of the nipples.


Reduction of Skin Irritation Beneath the Breasts

Reduction of Skin Irritation Beneath the Breasts

Significantly sagging breasts tend to rub against the skin at the top of the ribcage, causing chafing and uncomfortable rashes. By raising the breasts, there is less friction between the breasts and the skin beneath them, therefore eliminating unnecessary skin irritations.

Breast Lift Procedure

A breast lift is performed in four steps:

  1. Anesthesia is administered to ensure patient comfort.
  2. The appropriate incision is made. Your incisions will be dependent on breast size and shape, position of the areolas, skin elasticity, and degree of sagging.
  3. The breasts are reshaped by lifting and readjusting the breast tissue and removing excess skin. If necessary, the size and position of the areolas will be adjusted.
  4. The incisions are closed.

Breast Lift Incision Options:

  • Circumareolar
    • This technique, also referred to as a Benelli lift, requires an incision around the areola. This technique is best suited for correcting minimal breast sagging and adjusting nipple size or symmetry.
  • Lollipop
    • The lollipop technique, also known as a vertical scar mastopexy, extends the circumferential incision of the Benelli lift down the lower pole of the breast to the inframammary fold (crease at the bottom of the breast). This technique is best for correcting moderate sagging and adjusting nipple size or symmetry.
  • Anchor
    • The anchor, or inverted-T technique, extends the lollipop technique to include a horizontal incision along the breast crease. This technique is ideal for correcting severe breast sagging and adjusting nipple size or symmetry.

Concerns

Recovery

During recovery, dressings or a surgical bra may be worn to aid in healing, provide support, and minimize swelling. If needed, drains may be inserted to promote healing and prevent infection. The breasts can take up to 12 weeks to settle, but bruising and swelling usually subsides after three to four weeks. Most patients can return to regular activities one week after the procedure.

Scars

A breast lift does leave scars; however, breast lift scarring is easily concealed beneath bras and swimsuits. An experienced surgeon like Dr. Spies will make the incisions as discreet as possible while still achieving the desired lift.

Pain

Anesthesia is administered during the procedure to ensure that there is no pain during or immediately after your breast lift. There is usually some soreness following a breast lift; however, pain tends to subside within the first week as the results develop.

Cost

The cost of a breast lift depends on several factors, including anesthesia fees, facility fees, surgeon’s fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings. The price of your breast lift will also increase if an additional surgical procedure is performed in combination with your breast lift.

While there are several variations, the average surgical fee for a breast lift is usually between $4,500 and $5,500. You will be given an accurate cost estimate during your consultation that will include all of the above factors.

FAQs


When will I see my breast lift results?

Results from a breast lift start to become visible immediately following the surgery; however, they will continue to improve as the healing process continues, and the breasts have settled. If you can maintain a healthy weight and avoid future pregnancy, your results may be permanent.

Breast lift surgery does not stop the natural aging process.

Are there any risks after a breast lift?

Dr. Spies is diligent in making sure that every precaution is taken to ensure safety. However, a breast lift is an invasive surgical procedure, and there are still risks associated with a breast lift, including:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor healing
  • Changes in nipple sensation
  • Asymmetry

Risk can be significantly reduced when you follow Dr. Spies’ instructions before and after the surgery, such as avoiding smoking.

What procedures can be combined with a breast lift?

A breast lift is often combined with breast augmentation to enhance the position and add volume to the breasts. A breast lift may also be performed alongside breast reduction to restore perkiness after the correction of overly large breasts. Your surgeon will advise you as to whether these procedures can be performed at the same time, and if a combination is necessary to achieve your desired results.

How can I maintain my breast lift results?

Breast lift results can be maintained by keeping a healthy weight through a consistent healthy diet and exercise.

Can I breastfeed after a breast lift?

In some cases, women can breastfeed normally after a breast lift; however, it is usually advised to postpone breast surgery until you are done having children. The changes in the breasts during pregnancy can reverse or significantly alter your breast lift results. Also, the incisions made during a breast lift can damage the milk ducts within the breasts, which can lead to reduced milk production or an inability to produce milk at all.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona just adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center


Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019