About Breast Lift Surgery
Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a cosmetic treatment that redefines the breasts by trimming away excess skin and surgically tightening the remaining skin for a firmer, younger appearance. This body reshaping surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape, and who have breast drooping due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Outstanding advancements in breast lift surgery have made this cosmetic surgery so effective and successful that new stats by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reveal a near 70% increase in demand for this surgical treatment since 2000. Dr. Glenn Lyle, our plastic surgeon in Raleigh, NC, offers this procedure at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center and incorporates the most latest methods, precisely choosing the appropriate technique based upon the level of sag and the patient's desires.
There are women who visit Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center desiring to have breast augmentation; however, after a physical exam it may be realized that a cosmetic breast lift surgery is needed instead. This will all depend on the degree of sagging that is present. Women whose breasts have lost a significant amount of laxity generally need a skin removal and tightening surgery to correct the irregularity and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts sag significantly below the creaseline, a surgical lift can improve their appearance. Candidates considering a breast lift ideally will be physically healthy and at a good weight. While additional volume with implants may be wanted, in many cases, a surgical lift is all that is needed to add the fullness and shape that is desired.
"Very great work! Made my confidence skyrocket through the roof! Wish you could see the before and after pictures! He is the best!"- O.H. / Google / Jul 07, 2022
"I am so happy that I chose to go with Dr. Lyle - Dr. Lyle did my mommy makeover Back in April. I am so happy that I chose to go with Dr. Lyle because he was very attentive to what I was wanting and accomplished everything perfectly. Any questions or concerns that I had he was quick to answer them. Dr. Lyle has a great bedside manner and made me feel comfortable the entire journey. If I decide to have any other work done I will only choose Dr. Lyle because I am so happy with how I look now. I highly suggest if you are looking for a plastic surgeon that you check out his website and see all the wonderful before and after that he has."- T. / RealSelf / Oct 05, 2021
"I’m glad I chose Dr. Lyle for my surgery. He did a wonderful job and his assistant was great. I felt comfortable before and after. I recommend him 100%."- P.J. / Google / Sep 14, 2021
"I had my surgery 9 weeks ago by Dr Lyle. I work in the OR so I have seen a lot of other plastic surgeons and I picked him over many others based on his results. Dr Lyle is very professional and takes time to answer all of my questions in great detail. I am beyond satisfied with my results. I now have a flat, good looking abdomen. Natural looking result.His nurse is always available and kind, the OR staff is very friendly and took excellent care of me. If you are looking for a doctor who really cares about his patients look no farther."- C. / RealSelf / May 19, 2021
"Dr Lyle is Absolutely the BEST - I had my surgery 9 weeks ago by Dr Lyle. I work in the OR so I have seen a lot of other plastic surgeons and I picked him over many others based on his results. Dr Lyle is very professional and takes time to answer all of my questions in great detail. I am beyond satisfied with my results. I now have a flat, good looking abdomen. Natural looking result.His nurse is always available and kind, the OR staff is very friendly and took excellent care of me. If you are looking for a doctor who really cares about his patients look no farther."- C. / RealSelf / May 13, 2021
Breast lift surgery takes usually 2 – 4 hours and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The time for this treatment depends on the nature of breast size and sagging present. The method used for a breast lift generally falls around two categories based on the type of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical technique are the most used. The incision is first completed, then any excess skin is excised along with breast tissue and fat that is not wanted. After this process, the skin is pulled tight and the breasts are lifted and positioned higher so they look tighter, younger, and healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to match the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be inserted in the breast if this was agreed upon ahead of surgery. If a breast lift is the only procedure being performed and if size and shape are a concern, augmentation surgery with implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
Recovery for any type of breast lift is more lengthy than a procedure with implants only. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to help with swelling. In addition, a thin draining tube will be placed near the incision to assist with excess fluid leakage that can sometimes occur after a breast lift. The post-surgical swelling usually goes away within a few days. Dr. Lyle or a member of our team will provide in-depth, at-home incision care instructions to help provide an effective healing process. Results following a breast lift surgery appear after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your bustline. The breasts will feel and appear natural, and you will feel beautiful and more youthful.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,500 - $9,500
Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of countless Raleigh, NC individuals. If you suffer from hanging, sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or stop you from sporting the clothing styles you desire, a breast lift at Raleigh Plastic Surgery Center may be the right procedure for you. When you have your first meeting, a thorough breast assessment will be given by Dr. Lyle and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will create a tailored plan for treatment to help transform your breasts. We encourage you to contact us and learn more about how to schedule a consultation.
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