What is a Breast Lift?
To create more rejuvenated and uplifted-looking breasts, breast lift surgery is a body contouring treatment that reshapes the breasts by reducing loose skin and surgically tightening the remaining tissue. This body contouring surgery helps women who experience breast sag because of aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. At Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, we perform this cosmetic breast surgery using the most advanced methods. During your consultation, we can choose the appropriate incision technique based on the severity of sagginess and develop a specific surgical plan for you.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I really could not be any happier with the care I’ve gotten at Forma. I am 8 days post op from a mastopexy with Dr. Yao. This was my first major surgery, cosmetic or otherwise, and Dr. Yao as well as all of the ladies in the office are fantastic. From consultation to post op, every interaction was a pleasant one. They made me feel at ease every step of the way and made sure all of my questions were answered, even ones I didn’t know I had. Dr. Yao remembered names of my sisters, even though I have several and brought a different one to almost every appointment - just an indication of how personalized the service is here. Wait time for appointments is the best I’ve ever experienced in any doctor’s office, I’ve never waited more than 10 minutes before being taken to a room, and they always come back quickly instead of leaving you naked in the exam room forever like some places do. I would 100% recommend Dr. Yao to anyone looking, I was not disappointed and I’m sure you won’t be either."- T.M. / Yelp / Jul 10, 2018
"A+ Experience - I really could not be any happier with the care I've gotten at Forma. I am 8 days post op from a mastopexy with Dr. Yao. This was my first major surgery, cosmetic or otherwise, and Dr. Yao as well as all of the ladies in the office are fantastic. From consultation to post op, every interaction was a pleasant one. They made me feel at ease every step of the way and made sure all of my questions were answered, even ones I didn't know I had. Dr. Yao remembered names of my sisters, even though I have several and brought a different one to almost every appointment - just an indication of how personalized the service is here. Wait time for appointments is the best I've ever experienced in any doctor's office, I've never waited more than 10 minutes before being taken to a room, and they always come back quickly instead of leaving you naked in the exam room forever like some places do. I would 100% recommend Dr. Yao to anyone looking, I was not disappointed and I'm sure you won't be either."- L. / RealSelf / Jul 30, 2018
What are the benefits of a breast lift?
Sagging skin and stretched out breast tissue can significantly impact a woman’s self-esteem. Forma Plastic Surgery has helped countless patients achieve their ideal breast shape and regain confidence with a breast lift. Some benefits of this body contouring treatment include:
- Restored appearance to breasts
- Tightened skin for a smoother and more lifted look
- Improved nipple positioning
- Reduced size of areolas
- Younger and rejuvenated appearance overall
Who is a candidate for a breast lift?
A consultation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery. In general, most women are eligible if they are in good health and are dissatisfied with the appearance of their breasts. Please inform our staff about any medical conditions that may affect your ability to recover properly from breast surgery. Our goal is to provide the best possible outcomes and minimize the risks associated with your procedure.
What To Expect with a Breast Lift
In most cases, breasts that point downward need a lift to treat sagginess and bring the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a surgical lift can provide a significant change.
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2-4 hours, and we use general anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. There are multiple incision patterns for breast lifts. At your consultation, the physician will perform a formal breast exam to determine which incision pattern you are a candidate for. During surgery, we carefully trim away loose skin, then tighten the remaining tissue and gently lift the breasts into their intended position. In many cases, patients often request to reduce the size of their areola to assist in aesthetic symmetry with the breasts new placement and shape.
During your breast lift recovery, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions, and you will wear a compression garment to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal. The final results of your breast lift will appear over the next few months as the breasts settle into the new position on your chest. Incision lines are permanent but will continue to fade over time. At Forma Plastic Surgery, we offer many options for scar treatments such as silicone sheeting, scar gels, and microneedling.
Breast lift FAQs
Is breast lift surgery safe?
Yes, breast lift surgery is safe. While any cosmetic procedure comes with certain risks, these are typically very minor and can be easily managed by our professionals at Forma Plastic Surgery. Our team members encourage patients to ask any and all questions they may have about surgery — so they feel as well-informed and comfortable as possible.
How do you prepare for a breast lift?
Patients will need to arrange for someone to drive them home afterward as they will not be able to drive themselves. It is also important to avoid drinking alcohol or taking any medications that can thin the blood (such as aspirin) for a short period before their breast lift. Our team will provide patients with a complete list of pre-operative instructions prior to their procedure.
Will my breast lift results look natural?
The goal of our breast lift procedure in Scottsdale, AZ, is to provide patients with a more youthful and natural-looking appearance. We take great care to ensure that incisions are made in strategic locations so that any resulting scarring will be hidden as much as possible. We also use the latest techniques and technologies available to minimize any potential side effects.
How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Yao will listen to your needs and aesthetic goals before creating your personal treatment plan. After that, he can better estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your physical appearance, so it is important to concentrate on having an experienced surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Yao, over costs. To help make surgery affordable, Forma Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both will depend on your special concerns and goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Our team will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals at your consultation, then decide whether you should get implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they're different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Yao will evaluate the appearance and condition of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift will be able to help. During your surgery, He will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position for symmetry.
Breast lift surgery has changed the lives of many Scottsdale, AZ patients. If you experience sagging breasts that interfere with everyday activities or stop you from wearing certain clothing, a breast lift at Forma Plastic Surgery can address these issues. When you have your first consultation, we perform a thorough assessment and discuss your desired outcome. Our surgeons will provide a tailored surgical plan to assist in transforming your breasts. Please contact Forma Plastic Surgery and speak to a patient coordinator and begin your cosmetic surgery journey.