Don’t Lift That Barge, Lift Those Breasts

Gravity is a cruel master of all, constantly pulling downward. While it keeps us from flying off into space, its constant tug isn’t kind to a woman’s breasts. Throw in decreasing skin elasticity, weight gain and loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding and the result is drooping, sagging breasts that have lost their firmness. Looking in the mirror your spirits can sag right along with them.

A breast lift with Dr. Smith can perk up your breasts, and your outlook!

Technically called a mastopexy, a breast lift returns your breasts to higher ground removing excess skin on and around the breasts. Your areolae can even be reduced, if you choose.

Do I need a breast lift?

If you long for the higher, firmer breasts of your younger days, a breast lift could be a good procedure for you. A lift can also make asymmetrical breasts symmetrical. It is important to note that a breast lift doesn’t affect the size of your breasts, nor the fullness. If you want to change the size and roundness of your breasts, you should opt to have a breast lift with augmentation.


If you’re considering a breast lift, here are some issues you should have:


  • Your breasts have lost shape and volume.
  • Your breasts sag.
  • Your breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous.
  • Your breast skin has stretched and lost elasticity.
  • Your nipples point downward.
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical.

The breast lift

Dr. Smith performs breast lifts with different methods depending on your individual situation. Three incision types are common. In cases where the patient has smaller breasts with minimal sagging, Dr. Smith will use a donut-shaped incision around the areola. This is called small-incision mastopexy. The other two incision types are lollipop or anchor. On both of those, the incision circles the areolae and then moves down to the breast crease, also advancing outward to each side in an anchor incision.

Once the incision has been made, Dr. Smith reshapes the breast tissue to a new, higher contour. The nipple and areola is relocated on each breast to a higher position and can be trimmed down if desired. The final step is to trim away any excess skin caused by decreasing elasticity.

Do you wish your breasts were living the high lift on your chest? A breast lift could give you the results you want. Call us at 843-705-8940 and let’s discuss your breast lift options.



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