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.
Breast Lift Ideal Candidates
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.
"I cannot begin to express my gratitude and appreciation for Dr. Lyle. I first met Dr. Lyle a month ago during a consultation to have my recalled Allergan Biocell textured implants (installed by a different surgeon) replaced for smooth wall implants. The experience from beginning to end was fantastic. I was greeted warmly, and I love that they offer you a warm robe in the exam room. This is a nice change from the usual paper gowns. Dr. Lyle himself is lovely. He's friendly, knowledgeable, humble and helpful. Fast forward a month later and I woke up to a swollen and painful left breast - this is a big concern with textured implants, so I called his office at 8 am and was told by reception to start making my way in ASAP. I saw Dr. Lyle at 9 am. He examined me and decided I needed an ultrasound and biopsy. He asked his nurse to call around and find me an appointment. By 10 am I was in the capable hands of the Breast Center in Raleigh. My biopsy was sent right to the lab.The next day, Dr. Lyle called me with my results, thankfully everything was negative. This experience was very emotional and stressful for me and Dr. Lyle and his team were incredible. I am so grateful for everything he has done for me - what a tremendous advocate! I am really looking forward to being in Dr. Lyle's capable hands through my breast revision surgery in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for everything, Dr. Lyle. It is impossible to articulate my gratitude."- A.B. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
"Dr Lyle is absolutely AMAZING and I can’t truly place into words how AMAZING he is! I am completely satisfied with his work and loved him so much! My mother calls him “THE PERFECTIONIST” I have had the opportunity to use his services twice over the years and I wouldn’t trust anyone else."- E.S. / Google / Oct 26, 2019
"I Felt Very Safe in His Care. - Dr Lyle is a great very carrying Doctor I would recommend to anyone needing a plastic surgeon. He is very attentive and never makes you feel rushed through appointments. He treats you as a individual not a number like some do."- D. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2019
"A+ Blepharoplasty with Dr. Glenn Lyle of RPSC! - Finally, my visual field has been restored after constantly struggling with sagging- hooded eyelids that were impacting my daily life such as: working on the computer with my head tilted backwards to see the screen, forehead fatigue causing aching, my eyelashes pushing down and finally the feeling that I had a "frame of dimness" is completely gone! I can see clearly now and the world is a much..."- B. / RealSelf / Feb 26, 2019
"Dr. Lyle was so considerate of my wishes and concerns during the process of reconstruction after breast cancer surgery. He was the one doctor of all of my medical team who treated me like a person instead of just a number. He truly does his best to make his patients happy with their end result!"- R.H. / Google / Feb 07, 2019
Breast Lift Surgical Technique
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 with Breast Lift
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
- $7,000 - $8,000
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.