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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
|PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery provides Breast Lifts to patients in Tampa and surrounding areas.
Your breasts are vulnerable to a variety of influences. Pregnancy, nursing and gravity all take their toll on your bust line. Aging can be the biggest culprit, sapping your skin of elasticity and causing your breasts to lose their shape and firmness. For patients at PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Tampa, a breast lift is the procedure of choice to address these conditions. For over 15 years, PREMIERE has performed thousands of safe and affordable breast lifts on women throughout Florida. Many patients travel to our Tampa office from Clearwater and St. Petersburg to receive state-of-the-art care.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgery that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. The plastic surgeons at PREMIERE will help you determine the expected size and shape of your breast depending on your anatomy and/or preferences.
At our surgery centers in Miami and Tampa Bay, there are three types of breast lift procedures, based on the degree of ptosis (sagging).
A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.
- The first type of breast lift addresses the least amount of sagging. To remedy a small level of ptosis (sagging), our board-certified plastic surgeons make an incision only around the areola.
- The second type of breast lift addresses a moderate amount of ptosis. Our surgeons make an incision around the areola and down the front of the breast, commonly referred to as a "lollipop" incision.
- The third type of breast lift addresses the most severe amount of sagging. Our plastic surgeons make an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and in the breast crease, commonly referred to as an “anchor” incision.
If your breasts are small or have lost volume, you can combine a breast lift with a breast augmentation, where breast implants (saline or silicone) are inserted in conjunction with the mastopexy to increase both firmness and size.
Your breast lift with PREMIERE will usually be a two- to three-hour procedure, with minimal post-operative discomfort. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis, in the privacy and comfort of our fully accredited (AAAASF) cosmetic surgery suites in Miami and Tampa Bay.
Whether you work with our highly skilled physicians at PREMIERE, please make sure you have your breast lift at a fully accredited facility and performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Breast Lift Before and After Pictures
Mastopexy can change the way a woman looks and how she feels about herself. If you are interested in the procedure at our Tampa Bay location, please peruse some breast lift before and after pictures to get an idea of what is possible with the surgery.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
Prices for a mastopexy can vary widely, based on the extent of the operation and whether another procedure is performed at the same time, as well as other considerations. During your free initial consultation, the surgeons and staff at PREMIERE will be happy to discuss what a breast lift might cost you in the Tampa Bay, Clearwater or St. Petersburg region. We pride ourselves on providing excellent, yet affordable treatment to all of our patients.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
To be an ideal patient for a mastopexy, you should be healthy and at a stable weight. Typically, women in Tampa, St. Pete and Clearwater who seek breast lift surgery are concerned with the following:
What Can I Expect After a Breast Lift?
- Sagging breasts that have lost shape and volume
- Flat, elongated or pendulous breasts
- Nipples that fall below the breast crease
- Nipples that point downward
- Stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- A breast that is lower than the other
A common after-effect of mastopexy is a feeling of slight discomfort at the incision sites and in the overall breast tissue. You can also expect swelling, which will be minimized by an elastic bandage or support bra.
Our patients typically return to work and/or light activity within one week after their PREMIERE breast lift in Miami or Tampa Bay. However, it may take several weeks before you can begin strenuous exercise. It is important to keep in mind that each woman's anatomy is different , so your results may vary.
PREMIERE Center for Cosmetic Surgery is proud to offer breast lifts to patients from throughout the region, including Tampa Bay, Fort Lauderdale, Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Our surgeons and staff are committed to providing the best care with the best results. To learn more about mastopexy and to speak with one of our board-certified doctors, please book your free initial consultation today. Each of our surgeons is dedicated to you, your health and your results.