A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and gravity take their toll on a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. The number of women receiving breast lift surgery has grown by almost 90 percent since 2000, and in fact, that number surpasses the growth of augmentations during that time frame. More and more women are saying, “I want my breasts back.” Rather than increasing or decreasing the size of their breasts, they simply desire a more youthful shape that undoes the effects of age and other contributing factors.

A breast lift is an ideal procedure ideal for most women who are displeased by sagging or drooping breasts. However, the procedure — while also being highly customizable and effective on its own — also pairs extremely well with a breast augmentation or other upper-body and facial rejuvenation treatments. Women who need a breast lift may also want to consider making this a part of a full-body rejuvenation plan and discuss it during their breast lift consultation. Drs. Jabor and Reynolds will only every perform procedures which are necessary and provide the rejuvenation their patients want.

Is a Breast Lift the Right Procedure for Me?

Many women opt for a breast lift as a result of sagging breasts after having children in order to restore the shape of their breasts. Other good candidates include women whose nipples fall below the breast crease or who are dealing with back pain as a result of large breasts. Some women also get breast lifts because their breasts prevent them from physical activity such as running or weight lifting. It’s important to note that women can get breast lifts only at an age after which the breasts are fully developed.

This procedure can take place before or after pregnancy and it doesn’t affect the ability to breastfeed. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume — for example, after pregnancy — breast implants inserted in conjunction with the breast lift, or mastopexy, can increase both the firmness and size of the breasts, creating an overall attractive appearance.

What Does a Breast Lift Procedure Entail?

During the breast lift procedure, the surgeon reshapes the breast tissue and removes excess skin in order to set the breast at a higher position. The nipple is also placed at a higher position on the chest wall and the skin of the breast is tightened to lift the breast into a more perky position. The surgeon can also resize the areola in order to produce a natural looking result. An augmentation can also be combined with this procedure in order to also increase breast size. While each plan of care is individualized, breast lifts are usually done in a few hours and do not require an overnight stay.

What is breast lift recovery like?

Patients can expect to take it easy for a few days after surgery, but recovery time is fairly minimal. You should plan on avoiding any strenuous activities during your first few days at home since they could potentially strain your incisions and harm your results. Heavy lifting, including that associated with childcare, and any high-intensity or contact sports should be avoided immediately after your surgery and for up to six weeks afterwards until your surgical area has healed completely.

However, you can drive and return to work often in as little as 48 to 72 hours if you are comfortable doing so. Drs. Jabor and Reynolds will provide you with a detailed recovery plan before your surgery, which they will go over with you to ensure that your recovery at home goes smoothly. Once you return home, you should always feel welcome to call the surgeons’ practice at any time if you have any questions or concerns about your recovery. Also, be sure not to miss your follow-up appointments as they are designed to ensure your safety and results.

Can I combine my breast lift with a breast augmentation?

Sometimes a breast lift is enough to satisfy a woman’s concerns about the appearance of her breasts. However, for some women who are also concerned about the size of the breasts as well as their position, a breast lift is not enough to give them the results they desire. If this is the case for you, you may wish to consider combining a breast lift procedure along with a breast augmentation procedure.

These two surgeries complement each other very well, addressing the two most common problems that women have with their breasts simultaneously. A combined surgery has many advantages:

  • It can give women the most rejuvenation possible in a single surgery visit;
  • Reduce the total number of surgeries a woman needs to have to get her results;
  • Lower a woman’s risks, since she will have only one surgery and anesthesia experience;
  • Shorten her recovery time, since she will have one recovery and not two;
  • Decrease her costs, since she will have a single surgical center visit.

Whether you will benefit from a breast lift, breast augmentation or both surgeries will be determined during your in-person consultation with your board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jabor or Dr. Reynolds, after a full exam. Your final course of treatment will only include the surgeries you need to achieve your results.

A breast lift not only pairs well with a breast augmentation but also can form part of a more substantive rejuvenation plan. You can have a breast lift along with a tummy tuck, liposuction or mommy makeover, or even with a neck lift or facial skin treatment to enhance the upper torso of your body even further. Our surgeons will only recommend procedures that will enhance areas of concern and promote your wellbeing — never any unnecessary procedures.

We Offer a Consultative Approach to the Mastopexy Procedure

At Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso, we pride ourselves in our professionalism and high standard of patient care. With locations on both the east and west sides of El Paso, Cosmetic Surgery and Laser Center of El Paso specializes in providing state-of-the-art mastopexy techniques while addressing your specific needs and desires. Dr. Jabor and Dr. Reynolds will use computer simulation to formulate a breast lift procedure that is best for your body. The doctors and their knowledgeable staff are always available to answer your questions or concerns regarding the mastopexy procedure – schedule a breast lift consultation or call 915-543-5600 to speak with one of the doctors’ assistants.

Are you concerned about paying for your procedure?

In most cases, a breast lift procedure will not be covered by your insurance carrier since it is most often an elective and not a necessary medical procedure. However, this does not mean that you will have to delay or forgo your treatment. The Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso offer their clients two helpful ways to pay for their surgeries over time, so they can get the results they want and pay the way they want.

Our practice accepts both CareCredit® and Prosper®, two convenient ways that allow our clients to finance their healthcare. CareCredit, for example, gives our clients the following benefits:

  • Affordable monthly payments
  • Minimal interest on plans
  • No upfront fees or other penalties

Prosper offers:

  • Flexible payment plans
  • Low-interest rates
  • No penalties on pre-payments

Our friendly practice staff will be happy to help you select the payment option that works best for you.


More Breast Lift FAQs

What if I don’t want an increase in size just a better shape?

Breast implants can also be used to help with the overall shape of the breast. A small implant can be used to help with upper breast fullness without really affecting the overall volume.

What are the different types of incisions used for breast lifts?

At minimal, there is an incision around the areola, referred by as a periareolar” incision. There is also usually an incision that goes down the length of the breast

Are there external scars on the breast with a mastopexy?

Yes, there are always external scars on the breast because skin and breast tissue need to be removed.

Call the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso today to schedule your breast lift consultation!

The Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso’s board-certified surgeons, Dr. Jabor and Dr. Reynolds, have the training, experience and artistic eye that deliver their patients the safe, high-quality results they expect and deserve. Each of our surgeons is fully committed to building the personal relationships with their patients that are the foundation of their compassionate care approach and which lead to positive and satisfying outcomes.

Their commitment to excellence and premium patient care has been well-recognized. In acknowledgement of this, The Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center has been awarded Black Diamond Status by Allergan, a leading manufacturer of medical devices. The award identifies surgeons who have made outstanding contributions to the medical field as well as the wellbeing of their patients, serving them with consistent excellence.

Whether you have a breast lift alone or a combined procedure that also includes a breast augmentation, you can enjoy a substantially improved appearance with long-term rejuvenation in a single, safe and effective procedure performed by our board-certified surgeons. Call the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso today to learn more about having a breast lift surgery!

You can reach our East El Paso location at 915-855-7800 and our West El Paso location at 915-543-5600. At the Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Centers of El Paso, we want to see you look your best, always!

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CareCredit® and Prosper are both options for financing your healthcare services. El Paso Plastic Surgery accepts both! Please visit the company websites to learn more.

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