We all experience changes in our appearance that occur gradually over the years. For many women, however, significant changes in breast shape and position can take place over a relatively short span of time. This is usually due to pregnancy and nursing, combined with the effects of aging and gravity.
When you are a healthy, fit woman, but your breasts droop and sag, it can make you feel self-conscious about how you look. Breast lift surgery in Northern Virginia at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg’s fully accredited facility can lift and reshape your breasts, restoring them to a firm, full appearance.
Many women choose to enlarge their breasts at the same time as their breast lift through breast implants. Women who experience saggy breasts after childbearing often opt for a breast lift as part of a Mommy Makeover, including a tummy tuck.
Your Breast Lift Procedure
Your Breast Lift with Implants Procedure
What You Should Know about Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery raises, firms, and reshapes the breasts by removing excess, sagging skin and repositioning the remaining tissue and nipples. Many women combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation to achieve both an increase in firmness and size.
Our plastic surgeons include board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Heppe, Dr. Bautista, and Dr. Aflaki who utilize the most advanced approaches to breast lift surgery in order to minimize scarring and create a natural, beautiful look.
For many of our breast lift patients, vertical incisions are the best choice. Using this technique, the surgeon makes an incision that encircles the areola, then descends in a vertical line along the underside of the breast. The excess skin is removed and, in some cases, enlarged areolas are also reduced. The remaining tissue and nipples are repositioned to create elevated, firmer, rounder breasts with minimal scarring.
If you have a significant degree of sagging, you may require the “inverted T” incision for maximum lifting and reshaping. This approach adds a horizontal incision along the breast fold to the vertical and areolar incisions. This allows the surgeon to remove more tissue and skin, and to elevate the nipples and the breasts to a greater degree.
All scars fade over time, and our cosmetic surgeons do their best to minimize the amount of scarring you experience.
Breast Lift Recovery
Our breast lift patients are often surprised at how quick and comfortable their recovery is. Most patients return to their everyday routine (minus vigorous exercise) within a week or less. We use dissolving sutures for your convenience and comfort, and most patients find only a limited need for pain control medication.
After swelling subsides and the incisions heal, our breast lift patients enjoy firmer, more youthful looking breasts, as well as renewed self-confidence.
Breast lift surgery in Northern Virginia may be more affordable than you think. To learn about breast lift cost, including discount pricing and promotions, visit our fees and financing page. We provide services to patients from Fredericksburg, Richmond, Fairfax, and beyond.
Breast Lift FAQs
Am I a Good Candidate For A Breast Lift?
Ideal breast lift candidates are those experiencing saggy, low hanging breasts and want to do something about it.
Sagging breasts are a natural part of the aging process, but can be influenced by body weight changes, pregnancy, nursing and lifestyle.
Ideally, women considering a breast lift should not be planning on having another child in the near future, as pregnancy and nursing will cause the breasts to change shape again.
Candidates should also be near their healthy body weight and have realistic expectations for what a breast lift in Richmond, Virginia, can do for them.
How Much Does A Breast Lift in Fredericksburg, VA Cost?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of a breast lift is around $5,000. This figure will fluctuate depending on the extent of work required, whether or not you are combining with another procedure like augmentation, and duration of the procedure, but this is a good idea of what you can expect to pay for your breast lift.
Can I Do a Breast Lift With Another Procedure?
A breast lift is usually part of a customized mommy makeover, which for some women, is a better option due to the comprehensive results and total transformation. Coolsculpting also offers minimally invasive fat reduction without the need for incisions.
Other women also desire larger breasts, as well as repositioning them higher on the chest. In such cases, breast augmentation with implants done in conjunction with a breasts lift provides the most satisfactory results.
You should consult with your physician about what you hope to get out of your treatment to get the best results to meet your goals.