Life inevitably happens … and so do sagging breasts. Significant milestones like pregnancy and aging can increase skin laxity, leaving you with drooping, deflated, or “pancake” breasts. When this happens, many women wonder, do I need a breast lift?
A breast lift (mastopexy) reshapes the breasts and restores their perky appearance. Keep reading to learn more about this procedure and explore whether you may be a good candidate for a breast lift.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
In the Washington, DC, metro area, the cost of a breast lift ranges from $5,625 to $10,500 depending on factors such as your surgeon’s experience level and surgical technique. A breast lift with implants carries a higher price tag than a breast lift without implants. We provide you with detailed pricing following your surgical consultation. You can find general information about the cost of breast lift surgery from RealSelf.
Will I Have Breast Lift Scars?
Many women are concerned about scarring after breast lift surgery. However, a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon makes every effort to minimize and conceal breast lift scarring. Your scarring typically depends on the extent of your breast drooping and the technique that is necessary for correction. However, scarring after a breast lift generally fades, leaving patients with barely noticeable lines.
What Is Breast Lift Recovery Time Like?
Breast lift patients usually require about a week of downtime devoted to rest and healing. You will need to wear a special surgical bra for added support for about 3 weeks post-op. While most women can return to regular activities after 10 days, rigorous activity should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks. Breast lift surgery results appear gradually as swelling subsides, with final results evident between 6 and 12 months.
Am I a Good Breast Lift Candidate?
Although most women with sagging, drooping breasts can benefit from a breast lift, our infographic below can help you determine if you’re a good candidate for breast lift surgery. If any of these symptoms apply to you and your breasts, we encourage you to reach out to us for a personalized consultation.
Schedule Your Breast Lift Consult
If you’re ready to explore your options for breast lift surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeons are available to help! View our gallery of breast lift before and after photos and then reach out to us to request an online consultation or call us at (703) 560-2850.