About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that reshapes the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the leftover tissue to create a firmer, younger appearance. This body contouring surgery is often reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and those who have breast sag due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this treatment so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Kirk Moore, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Midvale, UT, offers this surgery at his practice, Just The Right Curves. By employing advanced, state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Moore can select and perform the correct technique according to your level of sag present and desired outcome.
You may visit Just The Right Curves believing that you are a candidate for breast augmentation using implants. However, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift is what you require to meet your needs. This is dependent on the level of sag that is present on your breasts. Breasts that point downward most often need a lift to correct skin irregularities and raise the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a lift surgery can improve their appearance. Women considering a breast lift should be physically healthy and at a stable weight.
"Such a great office, they are very friendly answer all your questions, and are very flexible. Highly recommend them. Take such great care of your skin to make you look beautiful."- C.J. / Google / Mar 06, 2019
"I'm 1 day post breast-aug surgery and can't believe how incredible this experience has been! I was in at noon, out by 1:30, then out carpooling tots by 6pm, and out to dinner with friends by 8pm last night.Did stretches every hour, as directed by the doc and it mostly just feels like I've had a good pectoral workout. Advil and Tylenol this morning, and I'm up, showered, dressed and back to work today with full energy, and a fresh set of pretty breasts. (A little swollen still, looks like I could nurse 1000 baby kittens, but that'll subside with time).What a fantastic experience this has been from start to finish. My only regret? That I didn't do it 10 years ago. Dr. Moore has eighty-two thumbs up from this girl. Whod've guessed surgery could be so seamless?Thanks Just the Right Curves!"- B.L. / Google / Jan 31, 2019
"I just had my 5 year follow up today and I am still so incredibly satisfied. I have loved and appreciated my experience from the initial consultation with Dr. Moore to the professional and caring staff through all my follow-up exams and the results of my procedure have been so amazing!! I highly recommend this team of professionals. Thank you Just The Right Curves!!"- S.V. / Google / Jan 17, 2019
"Hands down to Dr.Moore.Getting breast augmentation is the most exciting but scariest at the same time . You just never know what can go wrong.But omg I can’t express myself how impressed and thankful I went to Dr.Moore. His staff and him made it so easy and welcoming.Did an amazing job love my results First day no pain at all just a bit dizzy for like two hours and the next day a bit sore but nothing out of the norm.I highly recommend him ?? Im going back to him for the rest of my work ????"- D.L. / Google / Dec 02, 2018
"Hands down to Dr.Moore.Getting breast augmentation is the most exciting but scariest at the same time . You just never know what can go wrong.But omg I can’t express myself how impressed and thankful I went to Dr.Moore. His staff and him made it so easy and welcoming.Did an amazing job love my results First day no pain at all just a bit dizzy for like two hours and the next day a bit sore but nothing out of the norm.I highly recommend him ??????Im going back to him for the rest of my work ????"- D.L. / Google / Dec 01, 2018
Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours to complete. The procedure is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The timeframe of this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptosis. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories, which are based on the nature of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly performed types. After making the incision, any loose and excess skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy and perky. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are decreased to match the new breast. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and your breast size is a concern, you could have breast augmentation (silicone or saline implants) added to your treatment plan following your lift.
What To Expect
The recovery for breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to reduce swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after a surgical procedure. The post-surgical swelling will diminish within the first week. Dr. Moore or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help with your healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift become evident after several months as your newly shaped breasts take to their new position on your chest wall. Your breasts will look and feel natural, and your silhouette will be more defined.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial consultation, Dr. Moore will listen to your needs and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can better estimate your costs. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your appearance. It's important to prioritize securing an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Moore, to perform your procedure. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Just The Right Curves can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, augmentation with implants, or both will depend on your unique concerns and goals. For many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Moore will assess your physical condition and listen to your goals during your consultation. From there, he will decide whether you should get a lift, implants, or a breast augmentation with a lift.
Will my nipples be moved?
In most cases, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, Dr. Moore can include an areola reduction during your surgery. This will be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.
How long will my results last?
With proper care after surgery, your results should last for many years. Your breasts will continue to age normally so you may begin to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors, like significant weight gain or loss, can alter your results so it's best to maintain a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Moore recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift can improve the symmetry of your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or degree of sagging. Dr. Moore will assess the physical condition and appearance of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a breast lift can help you. During your surgery, he will shape the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and positioned for better symmetry.
Plan Your Procedure
Mastopexy has changed the lives of thousands of Dr. Moore's Midvale, UT patients. If you experience sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothes, a breast lift at Just The Right Curves may be the right surgery for you. During your first consult, a thorough examination will be administered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moore, and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. Our skilled team will customize a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact our plastic surgery office, Just The Right Curves, and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.