Michigan's Best Breast Lifts
Modern plastic surgery techniques restore lift and perkiness in the breasts, even as gravity, pregnancy, and weight changes have taken their toll.
Breast lift surgery can give you back your youthful breast shape and appearance. This procedure can be performed on its own, but it is commonly partnered with breast augmentation to increase cup size while revealing beautiful curves.
Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard of Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery are known for their natural-looking and stunning breast lift results. Call our office to schedule your breast surgery consultation with one of our experienced and highly skilled plastic surgeons. We have two convenient locations: Ann Arbor (734) 913-5100 and Jackson (517) 789-9800.
Breast Lift: Insider Tips from the Surgeons at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery
Breast augmentation can provide lift without the scars of a breast lift. Ask us about dual plane breast augmentation for minor to moderate breast sagging. Additionally, Gummy Bear shaped implants sometimes allows your surgeon to avoid a breast lift completely if your nipples have fallen less than 2 cm.
There are many incision options for a breast lift, depending on the amount of lift that is needed. While some lifting techniques will leave an incision on the breast, others provide lift with carefully hidden incisions. A vertical breast lift avoids placing an incision in the breast fold, an area where scars are potentially visible.
Liposuction has the potential to enhance breast lift results for some patients. We use liposuction to reduce the fat pad at the tail of the breast, located under the arm near the armpit area. Removing this fat can enhance your breast appearance without significantly increasing downtime or recovery.
We use a special blocking suture to maintain the perfect areola size.
What Causes Breast Sagging?
Most women will experience some degree of breast sagging. In general, heavier breasts have more tissue for gravity to pull, leading to a faster and more significant sagging. Your genes also play a key role. If your mother or grandmother has significant sagging, you’re likely to experience it, too.
Key factors that influence breast sagging include:
Pregnancy and breastfeeding cause a woman’s breasts to swell larger as the milk ducts grow and fat stores increase. Women may gain up to half a pound per breast during this transformative time. After pregnancy when milk ducts and fatty tissue recede, skin that has stretched to accommodate extra volume may not fully contract
As you gain weight, the skin stretches to accommodate extra fat in the breasts, and after you lose the weight, it may remain stretched out, unable to effectively support and hold the breasts up.
The skin changes as it ages, losing the components that keep it firm and supportive. As these beneficial compounds in the skin decrease, laxity can develop.
Whatever the cause of your breast sagging, breast lift surgery can restore a more lifted, elevated breast position and shape.
Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery
Sagging breasts can change how you feel about your appearance. Women who have chosen this transformative procedure report the following benefits:
- Elevate sagging breasts
- Rejuvenate the nipples and areolas, including resizing if needed
- Tighten breasts that have lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss
- Restore a more youthful breast shape
- Increase breast symmetry
- Improve the overall aesthetic balance of the upper body
We can discuss the specific benefits you’re likely to experience at a patient consultation.
Schedule A Consultation
Our Michigan plastic surgery specialists understand that the difference is in the details when it comes to achieving your desired results. Visit Dr. Malhotra and Dr. Ballard at our Ann Arbor or Jackson locations to learn more.
What Happens During a Michigan Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is highly customized, designed to provide each patient with optimal lift while minimizing scarring and complications. We’ll review your personal plan before your procedure.
The goal of this procedure is to restore youthful breast shape and position. We accomplish this by removing loose skin, reshaping the breast tissues, and lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. Often, we can remove skin only and maintain your size and breast tissue using advanced techniques.
To perform the lift, incisions are needed. We often use a “lollipop” incision, an approach that combines a circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision down the middle of the bottom portion of the breast. Other incision options may be available; we will discuss this during your consultation. Some patients may benefit from “auto-augmentation” where your tissue will be used to give a breast augmentation type look .
After optimal results are achieved, the incisions are sutured closed using advanced techniques to minimize scarring.
Recovery: What to Expect
A breast lift is a surgical procedure and requires a recovery period. Here’s what to expect.
Most patients are back to most daily activities within one to two weeks and can resume full activity in four to six weeks. We’ll provide detailed recovery instructions when it’s time for your procedure.
YOUR BEAUTY REVEALED
Let our before and after gallery show you the expertise of Michigan’s plastic surgery specialists Dr. Pramit Malhotra and Dr. Tiffany Ballard. Place your trust in the skilled hands of our board-certified surgeons who understand that the difference is in the details.
Breast Augmentation + Lift: What are my options?
Do you need an implant with your breast lift? Breast augmentation is often paired with breast lift surgery.
- Implants alone can provide a few centimeters of lift. Choose breast augmentation if you want a larger breast size and have minimal sagging.
- A breast lift alone won’t dramatically change breast size. Most patients have a similar or slightly smaller bra size after breast lift surgery.
- To obtain a larger cup size and more youthful breast position, combine breast implants with a breast lift.
- If you are happy with your breast size in a bra, then you may be a candidate for breast lifting alone. However, you will not get the fullness in the top part of the breast like and implant would create.
- We can help you decide which treatments you need to achieve your desired breast appearance at your consultation.
FAQs About Breast Lift Surgery in Jackson and Ann Arbor
If you’re unhappy with your breast appearance, we would love to meet with you for a breast surgery consultation to help you decide which breast enhancing procedure is right for you. The best results occur when patients have good skin elasticity and want to lift and elevate their breast tissue. To prepare for your consultation, browse our gallery of breast lift photos to get an idea of what may be possible. If you’re planning a pregnancy or weight loss, you may want to wait for your breast lift procedure, as these life events can dramatically change breast shape.
This procedure offers long-lasting results. Pregnancy and weight loss can change the shape and position of the breasts. If these life-events are in your future, you may want to delay your lift to get maximum longevity from your results.
Breast changes are a common post-pregnancy complaint. Many women will need cosmetic breast surgery after pregnancy to restore youthful breast shape and position.
Typically, our patients miss five to nine days of work after this procedure. Your downtime will depend on the extent of your procedure, but we’ll give you a good idea of what to expect so you can schedule time off.
Our surgical procedures are customized for each patient. The cost of your treatment will depend on the extent and difficulty of your surgery. We will provide a detailed estimate of your surgical costs during your consultation. Our patient coordinators can help you explore payment and financing options.