The Procedure of Breast Lift

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The Procedure of Breast Lift

A breast lift surgery is also known as Mastopexy. This procedure is performed to lift saggy breasts. Due to various reasons such as age, pregnancies, breastfeeding, or massive weight loss, a woman’s breasts start sagging and lose their youthful look.

If performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon, the breasts can get a proportional shape and their youthfulness back. Women get the surgery if they have saggy breasts or their nipples point downwards. A breast lift helps restore a firmer and aesthetically pleasing shape to your sagging breasts and boosts your self-confidence.

A breast lift won’t change the size of your breasts significantly, but with a combination of procedures like breast augmentation or breast reduction, women can achieve beautiful and proportionate breasts.

If you are interested in getting Breast lift Surgery, read further to learn about the procedure, preparation, and recovery.

The procedure of Breast Lift surgery

Breast Lift surgery is an outpatient procedure done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this procedure, incisions are made on the areolar region, and excess tissues beneath are removed. There is considerably less scarring which fade over time, and you can get the desired results.

Here are the surgical steps to this procedure:

  • After administering general or local anesthesia, the surgeon makes incisions on the areolar region.
  • The incisions can be around the areola; a periareolar incision, or vertically down from the areola to the breast crease; inframammary incision. The incisions are strategically placed by the surgeon, so that they are hidden in the periareolar region (where the light skin meets the dark skin) or underneath the breast, also known as the inframammary incision. Dr. Rajat Gupta, a board-certified plastic surgeon at RG Aesthetics, prefers Inframammary incision and find it the safest when compared to other incision sites.
  • After the incisions are made, the excess tissues beneath the skin are removed.
  • After that, the surgeon reshapes the rest of the tissue and repositions the nipple and areola.
  • If the areola is enlarged, the surgeon removes the areola skin at the perimeter.
  • The remaining skin is tightened as the incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives.

We use Crisalix 3D Simulation, a breakthrough technology to help you visualize your post-surgery breast contour on your digitized images. Before getting the surgery done, get a consultation, and be sure that you want the surgery to be done.

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Have questions or want to get started? We are ready to help you with a smile!

    Who qualifies for the procedure?

    A breast lift surgery isn’t for everyone. If you are considering pregnancy in the future, then you might want to delay the procedure. In pregnancy, your breasts might stretch and ruin the results of the lift. Breast lift however, doesn’t affect future breast feeding if done by an experience and board-certified plastic surgeon.  An experienced surgeon will not separate the nipples from the breast tissue and hence making sure that future lactation is not affected.

    A breast lift can be done for any size of breasts;however, it gives long-lasting& best results for small, sagging breasts. For larger breasts, their heavyweight might make the breasts sag again and it is generally advised to undertake breast reduction along with breast lift surgery for long-term results.

    You can get surgery if:

    • You have good physical health
    • Your breasts are saggy, pointing downwards
    • You have stretched skin or large areolas
    • You have realistic expectations from the surgery
    • One of your breasts falls lower than the other

    Where and by whom should you get Breast Lift?

    Before undergoing the surgery, you must make sure that the surgeon is experienced and is board-certified. The centre at which the surgery will be performed is of international standards and the uses state-of-the-art equipment and latest technology. To determine the final result, you must also discuss openly with the surgeon for the technique they would use for the procedure. Only after knowing all of the above and getting satisfied with each aspect, you must consider undergoing the surgery.

    How long does it take to recover?

    You can resume normal day to day activities from the very next day. You mught feel slight tightness in the breast post-op, which is a normal recovery process.

    Every woman’s body is different and so, if taken proper care of after the surgery, as instructed by the surgeon, the average timeline for full recovery is 4-6, post which the surgeon will indicate you to undertake any physical activities after examining you.

    At RG Aesthetics, we give you proper massaging techniques and a fitted compression garment to make your recovery smoother and better. Dr. Rajat Gupta advises for the compression garment to be used for a minimum of 6 weeks for best results.

    Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

    If you have made up your mind that you want to undergo a breastlift surgery, here are some benefits of the surgery that we listed down for you:

    • It helps increase the fullness and roundness of your breasts.
    • The surgery rejuvenates sagging breasts.
    • Breast lift helps reorient the nipple and areola, so they are positioned higher.
    • It helps provide an aesthetic curve.
    • It makes your breasts look perkier and younger.
    • It gives an improved nipple projection.
    • It helps reduce under-breast irritation.

    What to expect from the surgery?

    Here is a quick highlight of what to expect before, during, and after surgery:


    Before the treatment

    Before getting the treatment, you must get an in-depth consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to decide what you expect from the surgery and the complications, if any, and the results. After the discussion, the surgeon will prescribe some blood tests to ensure that you are safe to get the surgery. The surgeon will also adjust your medication if you are taking any.

    It is advised that you stop smoking a month before the treatment and continue doing so for a month after the treatment. If you take blood-thinning medicines like aspirin or anti-inflammatory, don’t take them for two weeks before the surgery. Stop taking any recreational drugs, like cocaine. And lastly, arrange for a driver to get you home after the surgery.


    During the treatment

    It is an outpatient surgery, so you can visit the doctor’s private practice/outpatient surgery center. The surgeon will mark the proper position for your nipple, and after that, you will be given local or general anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain. The procedure will begin, and the surgeon will remove excess skin and tissue, then lift your breast into the marked location. If you are getting implants, the surgeon will insert them and close the incision with sutures or skin adhesive.


    After the treatment

    You can resume normal day-to-day activities from the very next day. You can expect to feel uncomfortable for a few days following the surgery. Your surgeon might recommend you to wear a compression bra or bandages to provide your breasts the support they need. For the first week, your surgeon might prescribe painkillers as well. After 2 -3 weeks, your sutures will be removed, and gradually, your breast will heal & take proper shape and contour.

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    Results of the procedure

    After the surgery, the patient can see visible changes in the breast’s shape, although it may change more as the patient heals. There will be a scar considerably hidden and will become lighter with time. The surgery results in proportionate & perkier breasts with restored youthfulness.


    Consult Dr. Rajat Gupta for Further Details

    Understandably, you might have more questions regarding Breast Lift surgery. Although we have covered all the necessary queries and doubts that you might have about the procedure, having further doubts is only natural.

    Getting cosmetic surgery is personal, and it is important to make an informed decision. It is why we invite you to visit or contact Dr. Rajat Gupta for any queries that you may have regarding the Breast lift procedure.

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board-certified surgeon who operates from a well-equipped center, RG Aesthetics. He will be pleased to answer all your queries and doubts.

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 10 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email:

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