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Before & After Breast Lift in Phoenix

What does a breast lift accomplish?

One of the most popular procedures in the world, a breast lift does exactly what its name says: it lifts and re-shapes the breasts by removing excess skin to achieve a perkier, firmer, more attractive appearance.

Although a breast lift (mastopexy) is often combined with a breast augmentation, traditionally this surgery is not about enhancing the breast size. Instead, the main goal of a breast lift is to bring proper balance and proportion to the breasts. 

What are the benefits of a breast lift?

A breast lift procedure is able to:

  • Restore youthful breast contour
  • Raise and reshape sagging breasts
  • Improve breast firmness
  • Enhance breast symmetry
  • Boost self-confidence and body image
  • Rejuvenate the overall appearance of the breasts without implants
  • Minimize stretched or enlarged areolas
  • Provide long-lasting results with proper care

Is a breast lift right for you?

 If you relate to any of the points below, a mastopexy in Phoenix may be beneficial to you:

  • Your breasts look deflated due to excess weight loss
  • Your breasts changed due to pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
  • Your breasts get in the way of exercise or other activities
  • You have constant neck or back pain due to large breasts
  • Your areolas are stretched out or misshapen 
  • Your nipples hang below the bottom crease of your breasts
  • You get deep indentions in your skin from bra straps
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Your breast lift consultation

To determine if a breast lift is the right procedure for your needs and goals, you will meet with Dr. Craft to discuss your areas of concern, desired outcome, body type, and lifestyle. Dr. Craft will assess your skin quality and elasticity, as well as the shape, size, and volume of your breasts. Your breast lift consultation is also where you can ask Dr. Craft anything about the surgery, including questions about the type of incisions that will be made, and any possible scarring. 

Incision options 

With a breast lift procedure, several types of incisions can be employed to achieve the desired outcome:

  • Periareolar Incision: Around the areola's edge
  • Vertical Incision: Extending from the areola to the breast crease
  • Anchor or Inverted T Incision: Combines periareolar, vertical, and horizontal incisions, suitable for significant lift and reshaping
  • Crescent Incision: Used for minor adjustments and minimal scarring

Breast lift surgical details

A mastopexy is performed under general anesthesia, and takes two to three hours if being performed as a stand-alone procedure. A breast lift removes the excess, stretched-out breast skin, contours the breast tissue, and adjusts the areola and nipple. Dr. Craft will make an anchor incision, a lollipop incision, a crescent incision, or a donut incision for your breast lift in Phoenix

The type of incision will be discussed with you during your consultation. From the incision, Dr. Craft will remove excess skin and lift the breast tissue to a higher position on the chest, followed by shaping of the breast tissue. Some patients also require resizing of overly large areolas. Once these steps are complete, Dr. Craft will tighten the skin and close the incisions. 

Breast lift with augmentation 

Some patients may opt to undergo a breast lift with augmentation, which combines the benefits of a breast lift and breast augmentation to achieve fuller, more youthful breasts. This technique simultaneously lifts sagging breasts while also increasing their size and improving their overall shape. By addressing both issues at once, patients can enjoy enhanced volume, improved cleavage, and a more youthful breast profile. This combination procedure is particularly popular among women seeking to restore their breasts' appearance after pregnancy or weight loss. 

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Breast Lift Recovery

After your breast lift in Phoenix, you will be given a surgical bra to help with support and healing. Patients often experience minor swelling, tenderness, and bruising for a few days following the procedure, and most take a week off from non-strenuous jobs. You should avoid high-intensity physical activity for up to six weeks. During your recovery, no pressure should be applied to your chest. (This includes no sleeping on your stomach.) Our staff will be available to answer any questions or concerns for you during your recovery period, and Dr. Craft can prescribe medications to help with any discomfort. 

Breast Lift Results

The results of a breast lift procedure become apparent almost immediately. However, the final outcome will only be perceivable once the swelling subsides and the breasts settle into their elevated position. Typically, within a few months, patients can appreciate the youthful, rejuvenated appearance they have always desired.

How much does a breast lift cost?

The cost of a breast lift procedure can vary depending on multiple factors, such as the extent of work being performed. On average, it can range in cost from $4,000 to $8,000, excluding anesthesia and facility fees. Dr. Craft will go over what goes into these costs during the private consultation. 

Dr. Craft

Why choose CraftMD?

If you’re interested in undergoing a breast lift in Phoenix, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Randall O. Craft at CraftMD. Dr. Craft has the credentials, the experience, and the artistry to carry out safe breast procedures with beautiful, transformative results. As a double board-certified, Harvard-trained surgeon, Dr. Craft provides the absolute best in patient care, with an emphasis on safety. To schedule a consultation, please call or contact us online.

Breast Lift FAQ

Can you breastfeed after a breast lift?

Yes, it's generally possible to breastfeed after a breast lift, but individual experiences may vary.

Does a breast lift increase breast fullness?

A breast lift primarily repositions the breasts, which does not increase breast fullness. Augmentation would be needed for that.

Does a breast lift procedure come with any risks?

Risks of a breast lift include infection, scarring, and changes in nipple sensation.

Is there an age limit for breast lift procedures?

There's no strict age limit for a breast lift; suitability is based on individual factors and medical assessments.

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