Revitalize your breast contour.

Mastopexy is a highly technical procedure that requires precision, accuracy, and a keen eye for artistic detail. At Muse Plastic Surgery, located in Atlanta, Georgia, our surgeons possess all of these qualities. As talented plastic surgeons who take pride in keeping up with the latest developments in the ever-evolving field of breast surgery, we provide our patients with cutting-edge surgical techniques and effortlessly beautiful breast lift results that complement and enhance their natural contours.


What is breast lift?

The breasts are composed of ligaments and connective tissue. As the elasticity of the breast tissue decreases, the ligaments and skin begin to stretch, which can lead to the condition of breast ptosis (the medical term to describe breasts that sag or droop). Breast lift surgery is designed to treat and correct the condition of breast ptosis by lifting and reinforcing the internal support structures of the breasts. Mastopexy procedures can effectively raise the position of the breasts, tighten the surrounding breast tissue, and remove excess skin to create the appearance of youthfully firm, perky breasts. Breast lifts can also be employed to treat breast-related aesthetic issues such as enlarged areolas, asymmetrical breasts (breasts that are different sizes), and downward-pointing nipples.

The benefits of breast lift

  • Restores youthful position: Lifts sagging breast tissue to a more aesthetically pleasing and youthful place.
  • Eliminates excess skin: Removes loose, excess skin to create a firmer and more rejuvenated breast contour.
  • Reshapes and firms: Enhances the shape and tightens the underlying breast tissue, resulting in a more youthful and perky appearance.
  • Corrects asymmetry: Addresses any existing breast or nipple asymmetry, ensuring a balanced and harmonious appearance.
  • Enhances body proportions: Improves overall body proportions, creating a more balanced and confident look.
  • Nipple and areola repositioning: Repositions the nipples and areola to a more youthful and proportional alignment.
  • Areola size reduction: Reduces the size of the areola, enhancing the overall appearance of the breasts.
  • Eliminates skin irritation: Eliminates skin irritation and discomfort associated with sagging breasts, improving your daily comfort and well-being.
  • Boosts self-esteem: Enhances your self-esteem and body image, empowering you to feel more confident and comfortable in your skin.

Am I a candidate for breast lift surgery? 

You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery in Atlanta at Muse Plastic Surgery if you:

  • Experience sagging or drooping breasts
  • Notice loss of breast volume
  • Have nipples pointing downward
  • Encounter stretched skin and enlarged areolas
  • Desire a more youthful breast appearance
  • Are in good overall health
  • Have realistic expectations for surgery
  • Seek improved breast symmetry
  • Are bothered by breast shape changes
  • Want to boost self-confidence and body image
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The breast lift procedure What to expect

Breast lift surgery involves various surgical techniques that reposition the breasts and create a more youthful and firmer appearance. The method chosen depends on several factors, including breast size, degree of sagging, nipple position, and your desired results. During your initial consultation, we will assess the extent of your breast ptosis to determine the most suitable technique to meet your surgical goals. It's important to note that breast lift surgery alone does not increase breast size or fullness. If your goals include enhancing breast size or addressing volume loss, our plastic surgeons may recommend combining breast augmentation with the lift procedure. In most cases, we can accomplish this without additional incisions, which won't significantly affect the overall recovery time. 

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Breast lift methods

Benelli breast lift (Donut Mastopexy)

The Benelli breast lift is a less invasive technique suitable for mild to moderate breast ptosis. It resembles the vertical or lollipop lift but lacks the vertical incision reaching the breast crease. Instead, it employs a circular incision around the entire areola's circumference, seamlessly blending with pigmented areas, resulting in minimal visible scarring. Excess skin is removed, and the remaining tissue is tightened before suturing the incisions. This technique is ideal for those needing minor adjustments while minimizing postoperative scarring. 

Crescent lift (Nipple Lift)

Designed for mild breast sagging, the crescent lift is the least invasive option, involving a crescent-shaped incision above the areola. This technique provides a minimal lift while elevating the nipple but does not reshape or resize the areola due to its short incision length and placement. It's excellent for correcting nipple asymmetry and is often performed with breast augmentation for a more balanced appearance.

Full Mastopexy (Inverted-T Lift or Anchor Lift)

This comprehensive procedure is ideal for individuals with severe breast sagging. A full mastopexy effectively removes significant excess skin and reshapes breast tissue to achieve a more youthful appearance. It can also reposition the areola for a natural look. The technique involves an anchor-shaped incision encircling the areola, extending from the base to the breast's bottom, with a final crescent-shaped incision across the breast fold. These incisions allow greater access to the underlying breast tissue for effective reshaping and lifting, making it suitable for significant sagging.

Vertical Mastopexy (Lollipop Breast Lift)

This technique is well-suited for individuals with moderate breast sagging. It involves a circular incision around the areola that extends down to the breast crease, resembling a lollipop's shape. These incisions grant access to the underlying breast tissue, enabling the removal of excess skin and a lift to a higher position. A donut-shaped piece of tissue is also excised around the areola, allowing for nipple reshaping or elevation. This lift results in minimal scarring and is often recommended for mild to moderate breast ptosis, making it an excellent choice for those who want a breast lift with or without implants.

What are my breast lift options?

Breast lift with implants

For those seeking both a breast lift and increased volume, breast lift surgery with silicone implants is the ideal choice. Life factors like aging, genetics, or pregnancy can lead to reduced breast volume and a flattened appearance. Combining implants with a breast lift can restore youthful contours, reverse sagging, and enhance your overall bust. Implants offer the flexibility to achieve a customized look that harmonizes with your natural proportions. Silicone implants come in various shapes and sizes, closely mimicking natural breast tissue. The type of implant depends on your aesthetic goals, with guidance from our team.

Breast lift without implants

If you're content with your breast size but wish to enhance their shape and position, a breast lift without implants can provide a firmer, more youthful appearance. This approach focuses on reducing skin laxity, repositioning the breasts to a higher location on the chest wall, and combating the effects of gravity, aging, or pregnancy. A breast lift without implants is suitable for those who want to support and rejuvenate their breasts while maintaining their natural proportions.

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Breast lift recovery

After your mastopexy in Atlanta, we will carefully place dressings or bandages over your incisions. These coverings should remain in place for the next two days to ensure proper healing, and our plastic surgeons will guide when to remove your bandages and surgical drains safely. In the initial stages of your recovery, it's common to experience chest tightness, swelling, bruising, and general discomfort. These side effects will gradually subside and can be managed with medication. Throughout the healing process, you must wear a support bra or an elastic bandage to provide breast support and reduce postoperative swelling.

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Breast Lift FAQ

Does breast lift surgery affect nipple sensation?

Does mastopexy alter breast size?

Will my breast lift leave scarring?

How will a future pregnancy affect my results?

Does breast lift surgery affect nipple sensation?

Breast and nipple sensations may be significantly affected in the days following your breast lift procedure if your areola were repositioned during surgery. Temporary numbness and hypersensitivity are commonly reported, but these side effects typically resolve as your breasts heal. Changes in breast sensation can last for months or years after your surgery but don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re concerned about any numbness or sensitivity you’re experiencing.

Does mastopexy alter breast size?

On its own, breast lift surgery will not significantly impact your breast size. Without implants, your breasts may appear slightly smaller due to the removal of excess skin and tissue that causes sagging, but the overall effect will make them look firmer, perkier, and more youthful. If you want to increase the size of your breasts or add fullness, a breast lift with augmentation is recommended to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Will my breast lift leave scarring?

The amount of scarring will depend on which breast lift technique we use, but incisions made during a breast lift procedure are small and strategically placed to minimize their appearance. Any surgical scars from your incisions will gradually fade and flatten over time to become less barely discernible.

How will a future pregnancy affect my results?

Due to the physical changes that occur in the body, pregnancy could impact your breast lift results. Weight fluctuations can have a similar effect. Because many women inquire about breast lift surgery to reverse the effects of pregnancy, we recommend waiting until after you’re done having children to schedule your procedure. However, every woman’s body responds differently to pregnancy, so you can discuss how your plans fit your aesthetic goals during your initial consultation.

Why choose Muse Plastic Surgery?

At Muse Plastic Surgery, our plastic surgeons focus not on changing your core aesthetic components but on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help you become the absolute best you can be. We believe in the importance of having well-informed patients, taking the time to explain all of your mastopexy options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you’re interested in a breast lift in Atlanta, we invite you to schedule your consultation with Muse Plastic Surgery today.

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