Breast Lift

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.

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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.

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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.

For a free consultation regarding a breast lift or other plastic surgery procedures, call us today at (540) 371-7730 or contact us online by completing our free consultation request form.

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