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Breast Lift

Breast lift and breast reduction are typically one in the same.  With a lift the nipple is moved upward and the breast is formed around that.  Depending on how much breast tissue needs to be removed the surgery can qualify as a breast reduction.  But there is always some lifting involved in both procedures.

Shown here is a 39 year old patient who was done having kids and wanted to fit better into her clothes.  She is shown before surgery and three months after surgery.

The Basics

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate and reshape sagging breasts. Various factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, aging, and gravity can lead to loss of skin elasticity and diminished breast firmness over time.

In this surgery an experienced plastic surgeon removes excess skin from around the areola or underneath the breasts; then tightens remaining tissue for higher support by suturing deeper layers of breast tissue together which helps maintain new contours.

Who is a good candidate?

People opt for a breast lift not only due to cosmetic reasons but also because it enhances physical comfort in various activities that might be hindered like running or jumping, where excessive movement could lead discomfort even pain.

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Sara Surgery is a premier Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery provider in Morton Grove, Illinois, serving the greater Chicago area.