mother and daughter playingBreast augmentations may get all the press, but breast lift surgery is the preferred breast enhancement option for many women. Unlike with a breast augmentation, a breast lift (or mastopexy) does not enlarge the breasts, but lifts and reshapes existing breast tissue to create a firmer, more youthful silhouette.

Is a Breast Lift Right for You?

Ask yourself these questions before scheduling a breast lift consultation with a plastic surgeon:

  • Are my breasts sagging due to age, breastfeeding, weight loss, or heredity?
  • Am I unhappy with the loss of elasticity in my breasts?
  • Am I happy with the natural size of my breasts, or would I like breast implants or a breast reduction as well as a lift?

Once you decide to get fuller, more lifted breasts, call Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. You’ll meet with Dr. Brantner to make sure you’re a good candidate for a breast lift. Then a staff member will work with you to figure out payment and scheduling.

Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery

  • Follow your physician’s instructions. You may think it’s silly to stop taking certain vitamins or skip meals before surgery, but every instruction Dr. Brantner gives is for your health, safety, and a better outcome of your procedure.
  • Stay healthy. Getting sick may cause your medical team to postpone surgery for your safety.
  • Stock up. You’ll need fragrance-free soap and shampoo, as well as your favorite “under the weather” foods.
  • Ask for help. You’ll need someone to drive you home, pick up your prescriptions, and help take care of you after your surgery.
  • Plan for vacation. Pretend you’ll be out of town for the next several days. Arrange for child care, pet sitters, and a clean and maintained house before you leave for the surgery center.
  • The morning of your surgery, wear only comfortable clothes (yes, that means skipping deodorant and hairspray). Leave the glasses, jewelry, makeup, and nail polish at home. 

Want to look 10 years younger? Restore the natural lift of your breasts before summer begins.