Mastopexy | Breast Lift in Tucson, AZ

A breast lift, medically known as mastopexy, is offered as a surgical solution to lift and redefine the shape of sagging breasts. Factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, aging, and the force of gravity can alter the look of a woman’s breasts over time. The procedure performed by Dr. Francisco Sanchez-Navarro, a board-certified plastic surgeon, involves removing excess breast skin and tightening the sagging breast tissue, resulting in a new breast contour. The nipple and areola may also be repositioned or resized to complement the new breast shape. It’s important to note that a breast lift surgery does not aim to change the size of the breasts; it primarily addresses breast sagging. At Sanchez-Navarro Plastic Surgery, we offer breast lifts to rejuvenate the breasts with a youthful and visually appealing shape, frequently boosting self-esteem and positively impacting body image.

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What is a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy or commonly known as breast lift is a plastic surgery that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts to a more youthful shape and firmer breasts. This procedure eliminates excess skin, firms up the breast tissue around it and elevates the nipple and areola to a position on the breast that appears more natural and elevated. A breast lift results in perkier breasts but does not significantly change their size, unlike breast augmentation, which increases breast size using breast implant.

Types of breast lift incision

Periareolar or “Donut” Incision

This method involves making an incision around the perimeter of the areola. It is suitable for patients with mild sagging who require minimal lifting. This method can also be used to reduce the size of the areola.

Vertical or “Lollipop” Incision

This technique includes the periareolar incision and adds a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the inframammary fold, creating a lollipop shape. It is designed for women with moderate sagging who need more significant reshaping than the periareolar method alone can provide.

Inverted T or “Anchor” Incision

The most comprehensive pattern, the anchor incision, combines the periareolar and vertical incisions with an additional horizontal incision along the breast crease. This approach is ideal for women with significant sagging and those who require the most dramatic reshaping and lifting. It allows for the maximum removal of excess skin and tissue.

Crescent Lift

Less commonly used, the crescent lift involves a small incision made halfway around the top edge of the areola. It’s typically performed on patients who have very mild sagging or in conjunction with breast augmentation.


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The Breast Lift Procedure

Here’s a step-by-step overview of what our breast lift procedures typically entail:

Consultation and Planning

Our breast lift process begins with an initial consultation where our board-certified plastic surgeon evaluates your breast size, shape, and skin elasticity and discusses your desired outcomes. This session helps you tailor the procedure to meet your specific needs and the anesthesia for your surgery. You’ll receive guidelines on preparing for surgery, including adjustments to medications, smoking cessation, and pre-surgery fasting.

Making the Incisions

Our plastic surgeon makes precise incisions tailored to the level of lift needed and your unique anatomical features.

Reshaping the Breasts

Excess skin is removed, and drooping breast tissue is elevated and recontoured to enhance the shape and tautness of the breast. The nipple and areola are repositioned to a more natural, youthful height. If necessary, the areola size can be reduced by excising sagging skin at the perimeter.
To secure the newly shaped breast, our plastic surgeon employs stitches, skin adhesives, or surgical tape, aiming to minimize the visibility of any scarring and to firm up the breast’s appearance.

Recovery After a Breast Lift

You can return home the same day after your breast lift at our surgical center. For the first few days, it’s essential to have someone available to drive you home and assist you. Initially, it’s normal to experience some pain, swelling, and bruising. Our plastic surgeon will provide pain medication to help manage any discomfort during this early phase.
Your recovery timeline can vary, but most patients can return to work 
and engage in some light activities within 2 to 6 weeks. Full recovery, however, might take a bit longer. It’s essential to allow your body the time it needs 
to heal fully and to see the final results of your surgery.
Scarring is a part of the healing process. These scars will fade significantly over time but won’t disappear entirely. Adhering to your surgeon’s scar care instructions can help minimize their appearance, ensuring the best possible outcome.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a cosmetic surgery best suited for individuals seeking to address and correct sagging breasts to achieve a more youthful and uplifted breast profile. Specifically, it is ideal for those:

Individuals considering a breast lift should be in good general health, non-smokers, or willing to quit smoking, and have maintained a stable weight to ensure the best possible breast lift results and reduce the risk of complications.

Cost of a Breast Lift in Tucson

In Tucson, the cost of a breast lift typically ranges from $4,000 to $10,000 and can be influenced 
by several factors. This variance is primarily due to the surgeon’s experience and the complexity 
of the procedure itself, as more intricate surgeries that might involve additional procedures, 
such as augmentation using breast implants or reduction, can increase the price.

It is highly advised that you schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon to gain a comprehensive understanding of the costs involved in a breast lift procedure tailored specifically to your needs. Our plastic surgeon can then provide a personalized breakdown of all the costs involved, including any preparatory tests or post-operative care essentials that might be required.
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Benefits of a Breast Lift

Here are the benefits that Breast Lift provides:

Embark Your Breast Lift Journey With Us

When you decide to embark on your breast lift journey with Sanchez-Navarro Plastic Surgery, you’re not just selecting a surgical team; you’re partnering with professionals who are genuinely dedicated to bringing your vision to life. Our commitment to your well-being extends beyond the surgery itself. Our team provides a comforting and supportive atmosphere during every phase of your breast lift procedure, starting from the initial consultation through to your recovery. It’s time to elevate your confidence and reclaim the contours you love with our expert breast lift procedure. This cosmetic procedure can significantly boost a person’s self-confidence and comfort, making it a popular choice among women seeking to rejuvenate their breast appearance after pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, aging, or the effects of gravity. Our dedicated team is eager to support you, offering personalized care and cutting-edge techniques tailored to your unique goals.