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Breast Lift

A breast lift or mastopexy is performed to reverse or counter the effects of aging, skin stretching and gravity. These effects create a downward dropping or “sagging” look to breasts known as ptosis. During a breast lift or mastopexy, surgery is used to lift the breast tissue and create a more youthful, symmetric balanced appearance of your breasts. Sometimes this procedure may be used in combination with a breast augmentation or to provide symmetry or a reduction in areolar size/shape.



Breast lift or breast mastopexy surgery is performed under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. On your day of surgery, you will need to have been fasting for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. This includes avoiding any food or drink and generally nothing is allowed, not even water or medications This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes patients stay overnight for observation. Out-of-town patients may stay in one of our overnight recovery suites with a nurse that is available. The surgery itself generally takes 2 hours, but more time may be required if additional procedures are performed in combination with the mastopexy. After your surgery, you will be able to go home or stay in the overnight facility with office follow-up soon thereafter. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for about a week or two after surgery, but most patients can usually return to work soon thereafter.


During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. will examine you, discuss your specific aesthetic goals, provide recommendations and answer any and all questions you may have. In order for you to have your results optimized and long lasting, you will have a specific and individualized discussion about the location, length of incisions, type of lift and recommendation for any additional procedures.

Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) able to fully customize your experience and surgery to help you achieve the pinnacle in your aesthetic goals. Through his use of the highest level of specialized surgical care, superb ethical and strict standards of patient privacy, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. has experience in delivering the pinnacle for plastic surgical care. He and his staff utilize the most up to date, state of the art surgical techniques, and your desired aesthetic improvement is simply a no-charge consultation away. Call today for your appointment.