Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Atlanta, GA*

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About Breast Lift Surgery

A surgical breast lift is a body contouring procedure that reshapes the breasts by reducing loose skin and pulling tight the leftover tissue to produce a more youthful and healthier look. This body contouring surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who are experiencing breast sagging due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Medical breakthroughs in mastopexy techniques have made this treatment so effective that new statistics released by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal around a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Fara Movagharnia, our board-certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA, performs this cosmetic breast surgery at the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery. By implementing the most advanced methods, Dr. Movagharnia can choose the proper technique depending on the degree of sagging present in addition to the desired aesthetic goal.

Ideal Candidates

Many women come to the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery hoping to get breast augmentation using implants, but after a private assessment, you may discover that a mastopexy could garner better results. This is because of the severity of breast sagging that is shown. Patients whose breasts and nipples point downward most often need a breast lift to reduce skin looseness and raise the breasts higher up on the chest wall. If you have nipples that droop and your breasts look elongated, a lift surgery can dramatically help their appearance. Women contemplating a breast lift need to be in good health and at a stable weight. Even though implants may be desired, in most cases, a breast lift is all that it takes to add the shape and size that is hoped for.

Surgical Technique

A breast lift takes about two hours or more and is performed using general anesthesia. The timeframe for this surgery is dependent upon the severity of breast sagging. The surgical technique used for mastopexy typically falls within two categories — the technique is defined by the nature of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the preferred methods. Once the incision is made, any loose and excess skin is carefully trimmed away along with fat and tissue that is not desired. The skin left behind is then tightened and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they appear younger and healthy. In most situations, the size of the areola is reduced to be symmetrical with the new shape of the breast. It is during this time an implant or a fat transfer can be placed inside the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Movagharnia before surgery. If the lift is the only technique being performed and if breast fullness and shape are a worry, breast implants can be implemented at a different date.

What To Expect

The overall recovery period for a mastopexy is more extensive than breast augmentation surgery. After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to reduce swelling. A tiny tube is also inserted near the surgical area to help with excess drainage that can often occur after a surgical procedure. After surgery, the swelling will decrease within the first week. Dr. Movagharnia or a member of his team will provide specific, home treatment care instructions to assist in your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift treatment become evident after a few weeks as the breasts take their higher placement on your chest. Your breasts will appear natural, and you will feel younger and more healthy.

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Average Cost  
$4,000 - $9,000
Recovery Time  
4 - 6 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1.5 - 3.5 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
2 Weeks, 2 Months, 6 Months
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Healthier-Looking Breasts

Breast lift surgery has altered the lives of thousands of Atlanta, GA women. If you experience drooping breasts that interfere with your daily activities or prevent you from wearing the clothes you want, a mastopexy at the Center for Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial consult, a thorough physical exam will be performed by Dr. Movagharnia and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will customize a tailored surgical plan to assist in transforming your breasts. We invite you to contact the Center for Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule your first visit.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.