Breast Lift in Fredericksburg, VA

What is a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy (a breast lift) is a cosmetic treatment that lifts and tightens the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the existing tissue, resulting in a firmer, younger look. This body contouring surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and have breast sag due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Dr. Howard Heppe, Dr. Harold Bautista, and Dr. Pejman Aflaki, plastic surgeons in Fredericksburg, VA, perform this cosmetic breast surgery at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg. By implementing the most advanced methods, Drs. Heppe, Bautista, and Aflaki can decide on the proper technique, depending on the degree of sag present while considering the desired outcome.

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

A breast lift takes about two hours or more and is performed using anesthesia. The timeframe of this surgery depends on the complexity of the breast sag. The surgical technique used for mastopexy surgery typically falls within two categories — the technique is defined by the size and location needed for the incision. The most used methods are the inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the vertical incisions. After making the incision, any loose, unhealthy skin is removed along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The remaining skin is then tightened, and the breasts are brought up and lifted to look healthy. In most situations, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to match the new placement and shape of the breast. During this time, an implant can be inserted within the breast if this was discussed before surgery.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

A breast lift at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg works to lift and reshape loose, sagging breasts. Patients who receive a breast lift at our Fredericksburg, VA practice experience a plethora of benefits, which include:

  • Long-lasting results
  • Better-fitting clothes
  • Corrected areola and nipple position
  • Enhanced breast firmness
  • Increased confidence
  • Improved breast shape and appearance
  • Better breast symmetry

The whole staff was amazing. I had a breast lift with augmentation and I love the results. I am no longer embarrassed about my chest. I also had filler under my eyes and everyone at work has commented on how rested I look. My only regret is I wish I would have done this procedure years ago.

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How much does a breast lift cost?

In your initial consultation, Dr. Heppe will pay attention to your needs and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift can significantly enhance your appearance, so it is important to focus on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Heppe, over costs. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?

Whether you should have a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both will depend on your specific concerns. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of the breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Heppe 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.

Will my nipples be moved?

Typically, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up in the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, then Dr. Heppe can include an areola reduction in your surgery. This can be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the ideal incision pattern and technique to use during your breast lift.

How long will my results last?

With proper care following surgery, your results can last for many years. Your breasts will still age normally, so you could start to see sagging and loose skin over time. Factors such as significant weight gain or loss can alter your results, so it's best to stay at a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a breast lift can also affect your results, which is why Dr. Heppe suggests patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.

Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?

A lift can improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Heppe will evaluate the physical condition and appearance of your breasts in your consultation and discuss how a lift can help you. During your lift, he will adjust the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for better symmetry.

Healthier-Looking Breasts

Mastopexy has transformed the lives of many Fredericksburg, VA patients. If you have drooping breasts that interfere with everyday activities or prevent you from wearing specific clothing, a breast lift at Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg may be the answer to your problems. At your first visit, a thorough breast assessment will be performed, and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. Afterward, Drs. Heppe, Bautista, and Aflaki will create a tailored surgical plan to help transform your breasts. We encourage you to contact Plastic Surgery Services of Fredericksburg and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.

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