Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery is about more than perky breasts. It is also a matter of increasing comfort and confidence. Whether you are unhappy with your post-pregnancy breasts, weight loss has left your breasts looking a bit droopier, or you have had saggy breasts all your life, a breast lift in Baltimore at Belcara Health can help you feel great about your body and restore firmer, more youthful-looking breasts.

Why have a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery comes with a large number of benefits. In addition to improving your look in and out of clothes, you’ll also experience the following improvements:

  • You won’t be relying so much on your bras pulling up your breasts, so they’ll be more comfortable.
  • You won’t slide out of your swimsuit.
  • You’ll have better cleavage, so you will feel more confident in flattering low-cut tops.
  • Your clothing options will increase: your more symmetrical breasts will fit great into halter tops, bikinis, and bras.
  • The increased self-confidence you’ll feel can have a great effect on your relationships.

How do you know it’s time for a breast lift?

While breast sagging will affect most women at some point, it can be a bigger problem for some more so than others—particularly if you’ve noticed a significant change in how you feel about your body because of your drooping breasts. If you answer “yes” to any of the following questions, you are likely a good candidate for breast lift surgery:

  • Do your breasts appear deflated?
  • Is your skin stretched where your breasts meet your chest?
  • Do your nipples point down rather than forward?
  • Do your nipples sit below your natural breast crease?
  • Is finding a comfy, flattering bra difficult?

If saggy breasts are impacting the way you dress or the way you feel about yourself, it’s time to consider breast lift surgery.

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How do you minimize breast lift scars?

Our Baltimore breast surgeons use a technique that involves only 2 incisions instead of the usual 3. This not only reduces visible scarring but also results in a more attractive slope to the breast. It also takes less operating time and results in a faster recovery.

Your surgeon will place incisions around the nipple and vertically down from the areola to remove extra skin from beneath the breast. The skin that was previously located above the nipple is brought together to fully reshape the breast. The breasts are now firmer, in a more youthful position, and have a more pleasing contour.

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A breast lift usually takes 2 to 3 hours and is performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because your safety is our largest priority, we always work with board-certified MD anesthesiologists. After a short period in our recovery suite, you can go home.

Where will the procedure take place?

Most breast lift patients elect to have their procedures performed in our on-site surgery center. Our 5-star facility, the Clarkview Surgical Center, was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland. Because safety is our first concern, all surgical procedures are performed with board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

What should you expect during recovery?

While every patient heals differently, most find recovery to be a smooth and relatively fast process. It’s common to have slight bruising, swelling, and tenderness, but this is usually very tolerable for the patient. Most of our patients only use prescription pain medications for the first few days before switching to Tylenol.

It’s important to follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions during your recovery so you can expect to gradually return to your daily activities:

  • Stay down for the first 2 days after surgery. You are encouraged to walk around the house, but try to spend this time relaxing and letting your body heal. We recommend reading, watching movies, or listening to music.
  • Most patients with non-strenuous jobs return to work within a week.
  • Restrict strenuous activities for at least 1 to 2 weeks, including lifting or work involving the chest.
  • You can ease back into aerobic exercise in around 3 to 4 weeks with the approval of your surgeon.

What does a breast lift cost?

We understand that having a general range of procedure prices can be helpful so we are happy to provide estimated price ranges for the plastic surgery procedures we perform.  However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only.

The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.  During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating Room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials

Price range for breast lift procedures: $7,000 – $8,000

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Can breast lift be combined with another breast procedure?

While a breast lift alone is a fantastic option for improving breast shape, position, and symmetry, many women would also like to change the volume of their breasts. For these women, we often recommend a breast lift with breast augmentation or breast reduction to provide a well-proportioned, aesthetically pleasing breast contour and shape.

If you want smaller, lifted breasts – a breast reduction with a lift may be a better option for you. During this procedure, our Baltimore surgeons remove extra skin and glandular (breast) tissue to lift and reshape your breasts in addition to making them smaller and lighter.

If you want larger, lifted breasts – an increasingly popular option for our breast lift patients is to combine a breast lift with augmentation, which both removes the extra skin that contributes sagging and also places the breast implants of your choice underneath the newly reshaped breast to create a more shapely, full, and youthful contour.

Why Belcara Health

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

With credentials from such esteemed institutions as Stanford University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, our board-certified plastic surgeons are renowned for creating natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful results. Dr. Michael Cohen and Dr. Gary Vela will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your body best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

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Contact us today to learn more about how a breast lift procedure can help you feel more confident.

Our Practitioners Who Specialize in Breast Lift Procedures

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Dr. Michael D. Cohen

Medical Director, Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Breast Specialist

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Dr. Gary A. Vela

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon & Body Contouring Specialist

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Dr. Cohen and his staff made me feel extremely comfortable. I was nervous before my appointment and they made sure I was relaxed and made me feel really good about myself. They were immensely informative and compassionate. Dr. Cohen made me look exactly the way I want to look. He is such an expert! I would not recommend anyone else! When you are his patient, you know you are utilizing the absolute best in the plastic surgery field. I would give him a 10/10 or a 5-star rating and I do not usually take the time to rate physicians.”

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