Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
OUR PROCEDURE PRICING* – $3000-$5500
Crescent Mastopexy – both sides – $3000
Standard (Lollipop)Mastopexy – One side: $4500
Standard (Lollipop) Mastopexy – Both sides: $5500
Over time, most women’s’ breasts change in shape and begin to sag. The sagging can be made worse by weight shifts and pregnancy. Many women have issues with breast sagging all their lives without any weight or pregnancy issues at all.
Mastopexy, or Breast-Lift, is performed to lift the breast back into a normal position. The breasts stay about the same size, though they can get slightly smaller. No implants are used in these cases, but a mastopexy can be combined with implants. A breast lift can also be combined with fat transfer to give more fill to the lifted breast.
There are many types of mastopexy, but they all produce a scar on the breast, so it is vital that patients understand the scar before surgery. The scar can be just around the nipple/areola, or it can be a lollipop shape around the areola and down. Some cases require an anchor-type scar with the lollipop extending under each breast.
RECOVERY FROM Mastopexy
After a breast lift, the incisions are stitched, taped and bandaged. A surgical bra is typically put over the bandages to minimize swelling and support the breasts. For a few days post-surgery, most patients feel tired and sore, but most return to work within a week. Tape may be applied to the breast at the time of surgery and remain in place for three weeks. The tape can get wet in the shower. Stitches dissolve on their own; postoperative pain, swelling, and sensitivity diminish during the first few weeks. Scars begin to fade in a few months. Silicone sheeting scar therapy is recommended for 1 year.
RISKS OF Mastopexy
In addition to the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia, those related to augmentation mammaplasty using implants include the following:
- A temporary or permanent change in nipple/breast sensation
- Damage to the blood supply of the nipple causing nipple death
- Irregularities in breast contour/shape which may require additional surgery.
- Asymmetry of the breasts. This is usually from an original asymmetry with the breast anatomy prior to surgery which could not be completely corrected.
- Scarring – There is always a scar, so patients must understand the risks pre-operatively. Most scars are totally acceptable.
*All pricing includes pre-op/post-op appointments, surgeons fee, and facility/anesthesia fees.