Breast Lift in Bryn Mawr & Philadelphia, PA

Main Line Plastic Surgery offers customized breast lifts in Philadelphia for women seeking to regain youthful contours. This transformative procedure lifts the breasts to a higher, perkier position by removing excess skin and reshaping the remaining tissue. Patients have more confidence after the operation and feel comfortable in any clothing. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Raymond Jean, develops personalized treatment plans to realize any aesthetic vision.

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What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new contour. A plastic surgeon makes incisions around the areola, in the crease under the breast, and vertically down from the areola to the bottom of the breast. Excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is shifted to a higher position on the chest. The remaining skin is then tightened to create a firmer, youthful shape. While this operation does not significantly change the size of the breasts, it can make them appear fuller and more proportional to the rest of the body.

Breast lifts are often combined with other procedures, such as breast augmentation surgery. Adding breast implants during a lift makes it possible to both change the shape and add volume. Dr. Jean helps our patients decide whether this is a good option.

Breast Lift Procedure

Preparation

Dr. Jean examines the candidate’s breasts and studies their medical history to determine if they are eligible for a breast lift. Before the surgery, the patient may need to stop taking certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding.
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Anesthesia

General or local anesthesia with sedation is administered, depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.

Incision Placement

Incisions are made around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and/or horizontally along the fold.

Reshaping Breast Tissue

The tissue is lifted and reshaped to make the breasts perkier.

Nipple/Areola Repositioning

The nipple and areola are moved higher if needed.

Closing Incisions

Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incisions.
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Vital Sign Checks

Blood pressure, pulse, oxygen levels, temperature, and breathing are closely monitored.

Medications

The patient is given medications to reduce pain, nausea, and swelling.

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Gauze dressings are used to cover incisions. A surgical bra or elastic bandages can also be utilized to minimize swelling.

Movement Assistance

The patient may need assistance sitting up or moving after the procedure.
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Preparation

Preparation

Dr. Jean examines the candidate’s breasts and studies their medical history to determine if they are eligible for a breast lift. Before the surgery, the patient may need to stop taking certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding.
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Anesthesia

General or local anesthesia with sedation is administered, depending on the patient’s needs and preferences.

Incision Placement

Incisions are made around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and/or horizontally along the fold.

Reshaping Breast Tissue

The tissue is lifted and reshaped to make the breasts perkier.

Nipple/Areola Repositioning

The nipple and areola are moved higher if needed.

Closing Incisions

Dissolvable stitches are used to close the incisions.
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Vital Sign Checks

Blood pressure, pulse, oxygen levels, temperature, and breathing are closely monitored.

Medications

The patient is given medications to reduce pain, nausea, and swelling.

Compression Garment

Gauze dressings are used to cover incisions. A surgical bra or elastic bandages can also be utilized to minimize swelling.

Movement Assistance

The patient may need assistance sitting up or moving after the procedure.
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Breast Lift Procedure

Before & After

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Breast Lift Recovery

The recovery period typically lasts several weeks. For the first 1-2 days, patients wear surgical bras to provide support. Pain and discomfort are common during the initial recovery. Most patients return to desk work within a few days, but more strenuous activities should be avoided for 2-4 weeks. It may take a few months to see the final results.
The incision sites will likely be sore, red, and possibly bruised or swollen for the first 7-14 days. Stitches are usually removed within 1-3 weeks. It is important to avoid straining the incisions until they are fully healed. Breast lift scars will mature and become less visible within a year after surgery.
Dr. Jean provides detailed instructions on wound care and activity restrictions. Follow-up appointments help to monitor healing progress and ensure that everything is going well.

Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

Ideal candidates for a breast lift have the following characteristics:

Good Skin Elasticity

Elastic skin can conform to the new breast shape and is less likely to appear loose or uneven afterward. The lift may have longer-lasting results for patients with such skin.

Breast Ptosis

Ptosis refers to sagging or drooping of the breasts due to pregnancy, weight loss, aging, or other factors. Women with this condition are ideal candidates if they want their breasts to have a more youthful, perky shape. The lift can remove excess skin and raise the breast mound higher on the chest. This surgery is the best way to make sagging breasts look beautiful again.

Asymmetric Breasts

Breast lifts are often performed to correct asymmetry. This surgery can make breasts more proportional by reshaping and resizing them. Breast lifts may be coupled with implants to improve symmetry.

Benefits of Breast Lift

Improved Breast Shape and Position

This surgery will reshape the breasts and lift them to a higher position on the chest. Excess sagging skin will be removed, and the remaining breast tissue will have a more youthful contour. Our patients feel that their breasts look firmer, more proportional, and more attractive after a lift.
As breasts sag over time, many women have trouble finding tops, bras, swimsuits, and dresses that fit properly. Lifting the breasts makes clothes look better on the body.
Our patients become more confident when breasts have better shape, size, and position on the chest. Their posture may improve, and they may feel more comfortable. This renewed body image can improve their quality of life. This can be achieved with minimal downtime because breast lift is an outpatient procedure that does not take a lot of time.
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Cost of Breast Lift Philadelphia

Breast lift cost in Bryn Mawr and Philadelphia, PA, ranges from $3,500 to $12,000. This includes the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room charges, and other expenses. Many factors affect the total cost, such as the technique used and personal goals. Generally, patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and $8,000.
During consultations with Dr. Jean, patients learn about all costs. After physical examination and discussing aesthetic goals, he determines the accurate price for each treatment plan. We work with CareCredit to make this procedure more affordable so that every patient receives the best conditions and support on their exciting and transformative journey.

What Makes Our Breast Lift Different From Others?

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Raymond Jean is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive operations. With his artistic approach, refined skills, and commitment to evidence-based care, he can develop effective treatment plans and achieve excellent breast lift results.
Dr. Jean stays up-to-date on the latest and most advanced breast lift techniques through continuous involvement in research and education. This allows him to utilize innovative procedures for the best possible outcomes.
Dr. Jean takes the time to listen to the patient’s concerns and goals during the breast lift consultation. He then develops a personalized plan to address their unique needs and desires. The patient may have a breast lift with implants or some other type of treatment that will help them improve their appearance.
Numerous happy patients praise Dr. Jean and his team for our exceptional care and great results. There are many reviews on our website that reflect our commitment to quality and safety. We will do everything required to make each patient feel happy and confident with their new breast shape.
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