Breast Lift (Mastopexy) - Miami Beach, FL

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About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a skin tightening surgical breast procedure which can restore breasts to their natural, youthful appearance. Dr. Gary Rosenbaum, our board-certified South Florida plastic surgeon and founder of Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery, can perform a breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation or on its own. Both surgeries yield optimum results. Some women achieve their desired aesthetic with breast augmentation alone or with breast lift surgery alone; however, some women desire the combination of both procedures to achieve their desired look. A consultation with Dr. Rosenbaum at our Miami Beach facility will reveal which technique is most recommended for you.

Ideal Candidates

During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, Dr. Rosenbaum will help determine if a breast lift is the right surgery for you. Ideal candidates for this operation are those who:

  • Have realistic ideas about what breast lift surgery can do
  • Have breasts that sag or need a better shape
  • Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are asymmetrical
  • Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
  • Have lost skin elasticity with weight loss, pregnancy, or age

What to Expect

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgery. There will be many factors to discuss prior to the surgery, including where the incision will be placed. There are three commonly practiced incision points made in lift surgery:

  • Incision made along each areola
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breasts
  • Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breast, and another horizontal line following the direction of the breast fold

The incision is usually chosen based on how invasive the lift needs to be. This procedure will produce surgery scars; however, Dr. Rosenbaum will do everything possible to make the scars easily concealed and less visible. Our team will also provide information on how to best care for your surgical wounds for more attractive results.

Anticipated Results

With breast lift surgery, the patient will see immediate results in the shape of her breasts, but the final result will be visible after the swelling from surgery subsides. The recovery will vary since many patients will have a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. Patients will be urged to do light activities, such as slowly moving around the room, or spend a few minutes standing within the first 48 hours to stimulate blood circulation. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity involving the chest whatsoever. Patients can restart their normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks, but exercise should not be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks. There is a myth that women who have breast lift surgery never have to wear a bra again. This is not true as you will want to wear a bra to keep the breasts in the right position. The breast skin will continue to age regardless of this surgical intervention, but it should never be as severe as it was before breast lift surgery.

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You can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had with breast lift surgery. We invite you to have a complimentary consultation at Gary J. Rosenbaum, M.D., P.A. Plastic Surgery today and discuss if this surgery is right for you. Whether it is suggested to have just a breast lift or more, we can help you feel younger and fantastic.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.