Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

When you make a decision about your body, you should have all the information you need first. To help you decide if a breast lift surgery is right for you, here are some popular breast lift FAQs answered.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that reshapes sagging breasts to restore their youthful shape and elevate the nipple and areola complex.

How Do I Know If I Should Have a Breast Lift?

There are many ways to evaluate the shape of your breasts, but in reality, the only test that should matter in your decision is whether you are happy with the shape of your breasts. If you feel that age and other factors, including prior pregnancies, have negatively impacted your breast shape, you should consider contacting our board-certified plastic surgeon to talk about whether a breast lift is right for you. Your provider will evaluate your breasts and make recommendations about whether a breast lift will give you the results you desire.

Is Breast Lift Surgery Or Breast Augmentation The Best Procedure For Me?

In general, breast lift surgery is the best procedure to address sagging and improve the shape of the breasts, while breast augmentation is used for increasing the size of the breasts. Breast implants are also capable of addressing some shape issues (such as a lack of fullness in the upper part of the breast), if you are looking to improve the shape of your breasts, either a breast lift or a breast lift combined with breast augmentation could be the right procedure for you.

Are There Different Types Of Breast Lifts? Which One Is Right For Me?

There are several different techniques your surgeon can use in your breast lift surgery. Which one is right for you depends on the amount of lifting you require and the overall size and shape of your breasts. The more excess skin that there is, the more lifting and tailoring may be required.

  • The periareolar breast lift uses incisions that circle the areola and provides the least amount of lifting.
  • A vertical or lollipop breast lift uses an incision that encircles the areola and descends to the breast crease, allowing for more reshaping and lifting.
  • An anchor incision encircles the areola, descends to the breast crease, and travels along the breast crease to provide the most lifting.
Questions About Breast Lift Surgery
Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

Will I Have a Scar After Breast Lift Surgery?

All surgeries create scars, including a breast lift. After your breast lift surgery, you will have scars.

  • A periareolar breast lift leaves a scar around the areola.
  • A vertical or keyhole lift leaves a scar around the areola that also descends in a straight line to the breast crease, sometimes called a “lollipop” scar.
  • An anchor breast lift adds a scar along the breast crease to the lollipop scar.

The scars heal as a fine line without suture marks and are completed with all dissolving sutures. No matter what type of breast lift you have, the scars are always around or below the areola, so they are well concealed, even in a bikini.

Does Breast Lift Surgery Make My Breasts Smaller?

Breast lift surgery reshapes the skin of the breast to better support the breast tissue. The lifted breast may weigh about the same as before but will be more compact and perky. If a loss of volume is responsible for your breasts’ sagging, your breasts may be visibly smaller after the procedure. Breast implants can be used to help supplement your natural breast volume to find an ideal combination of good breast shape and size.
Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

Why Should I Pick Gayoso Plastic Surgery For My Breast Lift?

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive training in reshaping breast tissue. In addition, creating an aesthetic breast is a matter of experience, judgment, and talent. We invite you to look at our Before and After Gallery to see the quality of results our plastic surgeons have achieved for other breast lift patients.

Where Is Your Practice Located? Do You Serve Out-Of-Town Patients?

We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida, but we regularly see patients from the Tampa area, including Clearwater, Sarasota, and surrounding areas and across the state of Florida. We also have patients from around the country and even around the world. If you are considering coming from out of state for your procedure, we can help you time your procedure so it works with your schedule.

Keeping You Fully Informed

For every procedure, we welcome our patients to ask us all of their questions. We believe you should be fully informed every step of the way, from your consultation to post-op. If you’re ready to take the next step or you want to learn more about the procedure, contact us today to schedule a breast lift consultation.