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Breast Lift: What You Need To Know

Often overlooked, breast lift procedures can provide women with firmer and fuller looking breasts with or without augmenting in size. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging can cause breasts to sag and diminish in aesthetic appearance. A breast lift will restore the position, proportion and appearance of breasts for many women.

Candidates for Breast Lift Procedures:

Breast lifts are effective and ideal procedures for women seeking renewed shape in their breasts and can be performed with or without an implant. Breasts can lose firmness and perkiness as a result of aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations among other factors. A breast lift will raise the breasts and position of the nipple and reduce overhang through the removal of stretched, excess skin.

Ideal candidates for breast lift procedures are women who desire to restore stretched and sagging breasts following pregnancy and breastfeeding, women who have lost volume in their breasts following weight loss, women with nipples that point downward, women with asymmetrical breasts, and women who simply want perkier breasts.

Results from Breast Lift Procedures:

Breast lift procedures will raise breasts by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue. This will result in reshaped breasts, as well as improved breast contour and profile. This procedure can also raise nipples to a better forward-facing position as opposed to facing downward that can result from the weight of sagging breasts. Breast lifts allow for fuller, rounder breasts that will more fit more comfortably and look more aesthetically pleasing in a bra or bikini top. Women with asymmetrical breasts can also experience positive results from a breast lift.

Types of Breast Lift Procedures:

There are a number of breast lift options available in order to provide you with optimal results. Factors that influence technique decisions include existing breast tissue, amount of excess skin, along with personal goals or desires. Breast lifts can also be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation for women seeking to increase breast volume along with raising their breasts. A comprehensive consultation with a skilled, board-certified surgeon will help you to determine which type of procedure will best fit your needs and desires.  Dr. Michael R. Whetstone has been performing breast surgery for over 25 years and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Soreness, pain and swelling are common symptoms following a breast lift procedure. Your surgeon will prescribe you medications to help reduce the effects of each. It is important to limit your amount of physical exertion for a few weeks after surgery. In the weeks and months following your surgery, your breasts will resume a more natural and comfortable feel. It is important to remember that breasts will continue to experience natural changes from aging, weight gain or loss, and pregnancy. Breast lifts provide long-lasting results but do not provide a lifetime guarantee.

To learn more about breast lifts procedures or to speak to a qualified cosmetic surgeon, contact Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery at 972-831-8822.


Las Colinas Centre For Plastic Surgery
7433 Las Colinas Blvd, Irving, TX
(972) 831-8822