Breast Lift

Gravity and aging inevitably take a toll on the perkiness of women’s breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss can accelerate the process, causing breasts to sag and appear deflated. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederick Park creates beautiful breast lift results in Rocky Mount, NC, for women who travel from Greenville, Raleigh, Wilson, Murfreesboro, Goldsboro, and throughout North Carolina.

What Are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Women considering breast lift surgery typically feel self-conscious about having droopy, deflated breasts and want to feel more attractive and feminine. A breast lift can:

  • Restore a more youthful position to the breasts and nipples
  • Improve breast symmetry
  • Reshape the breasts so they’re rounder and “perkier”
  • Have firmer breasts
  • Improve the size and shape of the areolae

Some women choose to combine a breast lift with body contouring surgery, such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, or as part of a mommy makeover.

Breast Lift
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How Much Does Breast Lift Surgery Cost in Rocky Mount, NC? 

The cost of a breast lift varies depending on the procedure’s complexity, whether it’s combined with another breast enhancement procedure, and your surgeon’s expertise and experience. The best way to determine the price of your breast lift is by scheduling a private consultation with Dr. Park.

Dr. Park’s Approach:

I believe that the most effective techniques reshape the breast, remove skin, and re-position the nipple to a higher position. I favor vertical techniques, which create scars around the nipple and vertically down from the nipple to the fold under the breast. It is sometimes necessary to remove additional skin at the bottom of the breast, resulting in a horizontal scar under the breast.

The dramatic transformation from a sagging, drooping breast to a higher, tighter, more youthful-appearing one is stunning. Although the scars are significant, they are usually considered an acceptable trade-off for such improvement in shape.

Who Is a Candidate for a Breast Lift? 

Most women in good overall health whose breasts have lost their youthful shape and firmness are excellent breast lift candidates. Reasons women might need a breast lift include:

  • Loss of volume and elasticity due to pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Laxity and sagging due to weight fluctuations 
  • Elongated, drooping breasts due to aging, gravity, and heredity

Breast lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts or create a fuller appearance. If you want your breasts to look fuller, consider combining a breast lift with breast augmentation. If you want smaller breasts, breast reduction surgery is the best option.

How Is a Breast Lift Performed?

Dr. Park customizes your breast lift after physically assessing the degree of sagging during your consultation. He uses one of these 3 incision techniques in most breast lift procedures:

Anchor Incision: This incision circles the areola and then extends vertically down the middle of the breast to the crease, which connects to the chest wall. Dr. Park then makes a horizontal incision along the breast crease, creating an anchor shape. It is one of the most extensive incision options and is best for breasts with significant sagging.

Lollipop Incision: This approach is suitable for patients with moderate sagging. A lollipop incision encircles the areola and then runs vertically down to the breast crease.

Donut Incision: Made around the outer edge of the areola, this incision is used during a periareolar lift. Dr. Park may use this incision when combining a breast lift with augmentation. It’s appropriate for moderate sagging and is also a good option for patients who want to shrink the size of their areolas.

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Dr. Frederick K. Park Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

With more than 30 years of experience providing the highest quality aesthetic care at his Rocky Mount practice, Dr. Park is the choice of women and men considering plastic surgery from Greenville, Raleigh, and throughout North Carolina.

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What Is Breast Lift Recovery Like? 

Many women can return to work 1 or 2 weeks after the procedure and resume regular exercise routines in about 4 to 6 weeks. Although your recovery time may vary depending on how complex your procedure is, general recovery milestones include the following:

  • Swelling and bruising: Swelling and bruising typically peak 3 to 5 days after surgery and gradually diminish over the next few weeks.
  • Pain: You will likely feel mild to moderate pain that peaks within 3 to 5 days. Prescription pain medication helps manage soreness and discomfort.
  • Incisions: Keep your incisions dry as much as possible. You may shower a day or two after surgery, but gently pat your incisions dry afterward. Do not bathe or swim until the incisions are fully healed.
  • Surgical bra: You’ll wear a special compression bra around the clock to minimize swelling and support your breasts.
  • Exercise: Walking around the house promotes blood circulation. However, wait 4 to 6 weeks before resuming strenuous and upper body exercises.
  • Breast appearance: Your breasts may appear uneven and swollen initially, but they will gradually take their final shape over the next 6 to 8 weeks.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns during recovery. 

Financing Options

It’s easy for qualified patients to finance their procedures through CareCredit®, which offers attractive payment plans for women and men choosing elective cosmetic surgery or nonsurgical treatments.

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Meet With Dr. Park

If you’re looking for a breast lift specialist in Raleigh, Greenville, or anywhere else in North Carolina, you can request a consultation with Dr. Park at our Rocky Mount location by using the online form. Or give us a call at (252) 937-5003 to schedule an appointment.

Breast Lift FAQ

Are there any good nonsurgical breast lift options, or is surgery best to address sagging?

There is no nonsurgical substitute for lifting the breasts the way breast lift surgery does. While some nonsurgical treatments might offer slight skin tightening benefits, the tightening is usually not enough to lift sagging breasts.

Will I have visible scars after surgery?

You will have a scar. In most cases, however, it fades and flattens over time until it is a thin, faint line. Most women find elevated, more youthfully positioned breasts worth a subtle scar.

How long will the results of my breast lift last?

You should be able to enjoy your perkier, reshaped breasts for about 10 to 15 years, although everyone’s experience is slightly different.

How do I decide if I need a breast lift with or without implants?

If you are dissatisfied with the size of your breasts and their droopy position, you may get your desired results by adding breast implants to your breast lift. On the other hand, if you like the size of your breasts and want to restore their perkiness, a breast lift without implants may be for you. Dr. Park can recommend the procedure that meets your goals.

How painful is breast lift surgery?

While you can expect some pain and swelling after breast lift surgery, patients often describe it as moderate pain. It is usually well managed with pain medication.