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Breast Lift

The breasts are important to a woman’s sense of femininity, but when a woman is insecure about the appearance of her breasts, it can affect her overall self-confidence and self-image. Genetics or lifestyle changes can weaken breast tissue. The changes that occur with pregnancy or weight loss can also cause mild or pronounced sagging. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, can raise sagging breasts, reduce the size of the areolas, and correct nipples that face downward for a more youthful and attractive breast appearance.

Who Can Benefit From a Breast Lift?

Breast Lift Procedure

Preparing for a Breast Lift

You will undergo a thorough consultation before your breast lift surgery, during which you will discuss your expectations, preferences, and medical history to help Dr. Lickstein develop a customized treatment plan. You should quit smoking six weeks before your surgery and shouldn’t take blood thinning medication for two weeks before your procedure. Stay hydrated and eat a healthy diet leading up to your surgery to provide your body with the essential nutrients needed for healing.


Dr. Lickstein performs breast lift surgery using thin, discreetly placed incisions and suture techniques designed to allow long lasting support and fine quality scars. The extent of your incisions will depend on the type of correction required to achieve the results you desire. Possible incisions include:
  • Periareolar - around the areola
  • Lollipop - around the areola and vertically down the breast tissue
  • Anchor - around the areola, vertically down the breast tissue, and along the inframammary crease

Shaping Process

To create the new shape of your breasts, incisions are made along the lower breast tissue. Excess tissue, including skin and fat, is excised. The remaining breast tissue is lifted to have an attractive position on the chest. The projection of the nipples and the size of the areolas can also be improved. Sutures are placed in the breast tissue to provide additional support to the breasts. Mesh support may be used as well. Incisions are closed and bandaged.

Combining With Breast Augmentation

Patients with breast sagging may also experience a loss in volume. To achieve an overall improved breast appearance, many women choose to combine a breast augmentation with their breast lift. A breast augmentation uses implants to increase the size and improve the shape of the breasts. Patients who combine procedures often have increased satisfaction with their results, in addition to saving valuable time and money. You can discuss with Dr. Lickstein whether combining procedures is right for you.

Our Results

“I can only say the most positive things about my experience with Dr. Lickstein and his staff. This is the most well run professional office I have ever experienced. Everything was perfect! I was overjoyed at the results. My surgery was a life changing event for me and I thank Dr. Lickstein and his staff for making the entire process easy and uncomplicated......from start to finish. THANK YOU!!!!!!!"
“My life has been changed for the positive.” – Anonymous

Frequently Asked Questions

Ideal patients for Breast Lift surgery are in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. A Breast Lift is not designed to be a weight-loss procedure and should only be performed on patients who are near their goal weight and have maintained this weight for several months. It is recommended that women planning on future pregnancies postpone their procedure until they are finished having children.
An abdominal pooch with minimal excess skin is a common problem for many women following pregnancy. The mini Breast Lift is a modified abdominoplasty that only tightens skin below the navel and may also include internal suturing of the muscles.
Women experience changes to their bodies in multiple areas following pregnancy, the most significant being their tummy and breasts. The Breast Lift can be performed as a part of the Mommy Makeover. It is combined with breast enhancement procedures to restore your pre-baby body.
Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight will often have redundant folds of skin around the abdomen, hips, back, and thighs. The Breast Lift can be included in the lower body lift procedure, which targets folds of skin around and below the waistline to restore a slimmer, fitter physique.

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