About Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift, also referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure aimed at lifting breasts that are lacking firmness. There are a variety of factors that may cause the breasts to sag such as weight loss, breastfeeding, or pregnancy. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. G. Robert Meger, is able to reposition the sagging breast tissue and nipples back to a perkier, more elevated placement. The excess tissue and skin will be redraped and tightened in order to present an overall firmer appearance. Patients in need of a breast lift surgery should call G. Robert Meger, M.D. P.C. in Phoenix, AZ to schedule a consult and start their cosmetic journey.
During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, we will help determine if a breast lift is the right procedure. Ideal candidates for this operation are women who:
- Have realistic ideas about what breast lift surgery can do
- Have breasts that sag or need a better shape
- Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are asymmetrical
- Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
- Have lost skin elasticity with weight loss, pregnancy, or age
Breast Lift Reviews
"Mommy Makeover - Dr. Meger and his staff are amazing! A special thanks to Theresa who I think was as excited as I was to see my results. I had old saline implants replaced with silicone, breast lift, tummy tuck and lipo on back of hips and inner thighs. I know it will take up to 6 months to see the full finished product but the results are wonderful already. I am so glad I finally took this leap after many..."- J. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2017
"Let me start by saying that I never, I mean never, post a review or rate any products or services that I received by anyone or anywhere. However, after reading some of the negative reviews about Dr. Meger, I feel it is my obligation as a patient to post my experience with Dr Meger. I had my breast implants removed and a full breast lift in 2015 by Dr Meger. To date, I have not had any complications whatsoever and am extremely pleased with the results. All of my phone call...s and emails were responded to in a timely fashion. Any concerns I may have had or any questions I had were answered immediately. If these patients had negative experiences with their procedures, then they must not of followed post op instructions or perhaps they were just one of the few unlucky ones. If I ever decide to have another procedure done I will not hesitate to contact Dr Meger's office to schedule an appointment. There is nobody else I will ever go to."- T.M. / Facebook / Sep 28, 2017
"I had a Mommy Makeover that included breast lift with implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. I went to several consultations with different surgeons and found Dr. Meger to be very professional and knowledgeable. He took the time to explain the procedures and potential issues that might occur and was always very courteous and respectful. The staff there is wonderful too and every time I come in..."- L. / RealSelf / Jan 03, 2016
"Dr. Meger and his staff are amazing! A special thanks to Theresa who I think was as excited as I was to see my results. I had old saline implants replaced with silicone, breast lift, tummy tuck and lipo on back of hips and inner thighs. I know it will take up to 6 months to see the full finished product but the results are wonderful already. I am so glad I finally took this leap after many..."- J. / RealSelf / Sep 06, 2017
"Great doctor, beautiful results and fantastic staff! I had a breast lift w/implants and TT. Admittedly, at initial consultation, Dr. M didn't give me warm fuzzies but he answered all my questions (and there were plenty), explained what he could or could not realistically do, made additional recommendations and did not make me feel pressured to make a decision. He's not the most expensive, and not the least. After considerable thought, I realized that I didn't need "warm fuzzies", I needed a great surgeon...I needed Dr. Meger. I love my new body! I love Dr. M's staff (caring, helpful, always answers the phone)! AND, I am grateful for Dr. M's skillful hands, his attention to detail and...his caring nature! I would highly recommend him and his team!"- 5. / RealSelf / Nov 15, 2014
What to Expect
Breast lifts are usually performed in an outpatient surgery center. Dr. Meger uses all of the precise details discussed during the consultation as a guide to help ensure patients get the results that they want. After a light anesthesia is administered, Dr. Meger makes as many as three incisions. One incision is placed around the areola (the colored circle around the nipple). Every breast lift utilizes at least this incision. Another incision may be required and is made vertically from the areola to the fold of the breast, also called the breast crease. A third horizontal incision also may be required and is made below the breast, which follows its natural curve. After the incisions are made, Dr. Meger removes any excess skin to lift and reposition the areola and nipple. If patients are getting a breast augmentation, Dr. Meger will also insert and position your implants at this time. Dr. Meger sometimes uses modified techniques that require only one incision. The exact method used for performing the procedure is dependent on the patient’s breast size, the size of the areolas, and the amount of sagging.
With breast lift surgery, the patient will see results in the shape of her breasts right after surgery, but the final result will be visible after the swelling from surgery subsides. The recovery will vary since many patients will have a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. Patients will be urged to do light activities, such as slowly moving around the room, or spend a few minutes standing within the first 48 hours to stimulate blood circulation. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity involving the chest whatsoever. Patients can restart their normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks, but exercise should not be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks. There is a myth that women who have breast lift surgery never have to wear a bra again. This is not true as patients will want to wear a bra to keep the breasts in the right position. The breast skin will continue to age regardless of this surgical intervention, but it should not be as severe as it was before breast lift surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
Perky Breasts Again
You can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had with breast lift surgery. We invite you to have a consultation with our plastic surgeon today at our Phoenix, AZ office to discuss if this surgery is right for you. Whether it is suggested to have just a breast lift or more, we can help you look and feel younger.