The natural aging process, environmental factors, and changes in weight can all cause the breasts to sag. If you are experiencing this and would like to achieve a more youthful look, a breast lift may be right for you. It is important to consider various factors to determine whether this procedure is the right option for you. 


What Breast Lift Surgery Involves

A breast lift is a procedure that helps address drooping and sagging breasts. The surgery involves elevating the breasts to a more prominent position, reshaping them, and repositing the nipples. Several methods can be used for the procedure, including the following:

Donut Incision

The periareolar lift, also known as the donut lift, is ideal for patients with mild to moderate breast ptosis. This technique involves making an incision around the perimeter of the areola, resulting in minimal scarring.

Anchor-Shaped Incision

This incision is one of the most extensive and is often used on patients who have severe breast ptosis. This involves making a vertical cut from the bottom of the areola, around the areola, and horizontally along the inframmary fold.

Vertical Incision

This technique involves making an incision around the crease beneath the breasts and one around the areola. 

Our team will remove excess skin through the incision, lift and reshape the breasts, and create a more youthful appearance.


Is Breast Lift Surgery Right for You?

When determining whether this procedure can help you, assessing your specific concerns and goals is vital. If you are bothered by drooping or sagging breasts and they make you feel self-conscious, this procedure may be able to help. 


Are You a Good Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?

Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery are typically individuals who are:

  • Non-smokers: Smoking can impact the healing process.
  • In good overall health: Having a serious health condition, such as HIV or diabetes, can impact a patient’s ability to heal.

Finally, you should have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure. It is essential to discuss your medical history, including any previous surgeries or existing health conditions, with our plastic surgeon to determine if you are a suitable candidate for breast lift surgery. 


Schedule a Consultation Today

Deciding whether or not to undergo breast lift surgery is a personal and important decision. However, with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sean T. Lille, you can rest assured that your needs and concerns will be addressed thoroughly. With his extensive knowledge and experience in the field, Dr. Lille has proven himself as a leader in the world of plastic surgery. Contact our Scottsdale, AZ, office today at (480) 661-6197 to schedule a consultation.