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Breast Lift


Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Augmentation and lifting of the breast when done at the same time is called augmentation mastopexy. The mastopexy is the lifting portion of the procedure. The lift is created by tightening the envelope of breast skin and elevating the nipple position. The areola size is also reduced. An augmentation is performed at the same time to provide fullness in the upper portion of the breast and to compensate for the loss of volume that occurs with the removal of some breast skin.

Here is some additional information about breast lift:

Length of Treatment: one to three hours
Anesthesia: IV Sedation
In Patient / Out Patient: In most cases, outpatient
Potential Side Effects/risks: Temporary numbness, discomfort, swelling, bruising, dry skin. Permanent scarring.
Time off Work: Usually one week
Physical Activity: About one month
How Long Results Last: Variable. Gravity, aging, and pregnancy can all affect result duration

Many factors can contribute to the sagging of the breasts – weight fluctuations, pregnancy, nursing, the aging process. But no matter what their cause, sagging breasts can make many women feel self-conscious, insecure or embarrassed about their bodies. An augmentation mastopexy or a mastopexy alone can restore what nature has taken away or even enhance the original and the spirit. A breast lift with or without augmentation can also be combined with other procedures for optimal contouring effect – for example, many patients that undergo breast lift in our Baltimore, Maryland office also choose to supplement their results with liposuction or a tummy tuck.

Breast Lift and Augment Video Review

Breast Lift Before and After Photos

If you live in Baltimore, Maryland (or are from out of town) and would like to learn more about breast lift or breast augmentation, please contact the office of Dr. James Vogel today.