Four Common Questions Patients Have Before a Breast Lift

Are you considering a breast lift procedure? Perhaps you’ve noticed that your breasts have lost their youthful shape and firmness, or you’re unhappy with how they look after pregnancy or weight loss. Whatever the reason, you’re not alone. Many women seek breast lift surgery to restore their confidence and achieve the beautiful, perky breasts they desire. NuBody Concepts, a Tennessee-based cosmetic center, is here to help. We understand that considering any cosmetic surgery raises many questions and concerns, and we are ready to answer them. That’s why we’re here to provide the information you need to decide on your breast lift. Our board-certified plastic surgeons at our Nashville and Memphis centers ensure your comfort, safety, and satisfaction throughout your journey. Here are four common questions patients have before getting a breast lift

What to Know About Breast Lifts

1. What Do I Need to Know Before Getting a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts. This procedure can address various concerns, such as drooping breasts, stretched skin, and downward-pointing nipples. During a breast lift, the board-certified plastic surgeons at NuBody Concepts remove the excess skin and reshape the underlying breast tissue to restore a more youthful and lifted appearance.

The benefits of a breast lift are numerous. Not only can this revolutionary surgery improve the shape and position of your breasts, but it can also enhance your overall body contour and boost your self-confidence. You can expect to achieve a more youthful and perky breast profile, restoring a sense of femininity and enhancing your overall appearance. 

A breast lift is an effective solution for women who have experienced a loss of firmness in their breasts due to aging, childbirth, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations. It is important to note that a breast lift can address sagging and reshape the breasts without necessarily adding volume. However, if you desire increased volume and improved shape, a breast lift can be combined with breast implants. On the other hand, if you prefer smaller, rounder breasts, a breast lift can be combined with a breast reduction. Our board-certified plastic surgeons meet with you to determine which option best suits your aesthetic goals. Contact our Nashville and Memphis offices to schedule your initial consultation. 

2. What Are the Breast Lift Surgery Risks?

Like any surgical procedure, a breast lift comes with inherent risks. However, choosing a reputable, experienced plastic surgery clinic like NuBody Concepts can minimize these risks significantly. Our board-certified plastic surgeons have extensive training and expertise in performing breast lift surgeries, ensuring the highest safety and patient care. At NuBody Concepts, we prioritize comfort and safety throughout breast lift surgery. Our procedures are typically performed under IV sedation, which means you’ll be sedated and feel no pain during the operation. This allows our skilled plastic surgeons to work efficiently, ensuring complete comfort throughout the procedure.

During your initial consultation, our team will thoroughly evaluate your health history and discuss any potential risks or complications specific to your case. Following your plastic surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions is essential to optimize your safety and achieve the best possible results.

3. What Does Breast Lift Recovery Look Like?

The recovery period after breast lift surgery varies for each patient, depending on factors such as overall health, age, and extent of the procedure. Immediately after the surgery, you’ll notice a change in the size and shape of your breasts, and further changes will occur as swelling subsides over the following months. To fully understand the breast lift recovery process, ask your plastic surgeon specific questions during your consultation, such as prescribed medications, bandage changes, stitch removal, activity resumption, and follow-up appointments.

At NuBody Concepts, we provide detailed instructions for successful breast lift recovery, including proper aftercare, medications, monitoring for concerns, and scheduling follow-up appointments. The surgery typically lasts two to three hours, and most patients can go home the same day with a trusted companion while the anesthesia wears off.

Many women can return to work after 5-6 days, depending on their job. Discomfort, tenderness, mild swelling, and bruising may persist for the first month to six weeks. During this period, you may experience sensations like burning, numbness, and occasional pain as the nerves in the breasts recover. After approximately six weeks, swelling and bruising significantly reduce, and the breasts become firmer, rounder, and free of excess tissue. Avoid strenuous physical activity for the first 4-6 weeks.

Around one year post-surgery, you’ll notice a significant change in the appearance of your breast lift scars as they fade to nearly imperceptible white lines. Although some visibility may remain, especially around the areola and nipple area, the high satisfaction rate of the procedure often makes the minimal scarring worthwhile.

Here are some helpful do’s and don’ts for your breast lift recovery: 


  • Wear a supportive/compression bra to reduce swelling.
  • Keep incisions clean, dry, and bandaged as advised.
  • Take time off work for proper recovery, usually around a week for office jobs.
  • Engage in short, gentle walks to reduce swelling and prevent blood clots.
  • Maintain a healthy diet, limit salt intake, and stay hydrated for optimal healing.
  • Discuss scar management techniques with your plastic surgeon for faster recovery.


  • Avoid sleeping on your stomach or side to avoid pressure on healing breasts.
  • Seek assistance with childcare and refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous activities.
  • Quit smoking or avoid smoking during the recovery period.
  • Minimize alcohol consumption to prevent fluid retention and dehydration.

Follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions closely for the best outcomes and a smooth recovery.

4. How Much Is a Breast Lift?

The cost of a breast lift can vary depending on various factors, but our average starting price is  $9,500. This is an all-inclusive price without any hidden fees or surcharges. At NuBody Concepts, we believe in providing transparent and comprehensive pricing information. We offer personalized consultations where we can assess your specific needs and provide you with a detailed quote tailored to your unique case.

Following your breast lift surgery, our team will provide detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery. You’ll have several follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and address any questions or concerns you may have. Our dedicated staff will be available to support you during your recovery journey and provide guidance on activities, garments, and skincare routines to optimize your results. We also have competitive financing offers to help you budget for this procedure. 

If you’re considering a breast lift procedure, NuBody Concepts guides you every step of the way. With cosmetic centers in Nashville and Memphis, we are conveniently located and ready to help you achieve your desired results. 

Please schedule a consultation today with our experienced plastic surgeons, where you can discuss your goals and expectations in detail. Our breast lift before and after photos visually represent the transformative results our breast lift procedures can achieve. Don’t let your concerns hold you back. Take the first step towards regaining your confidence and enjoying the youthful, perky breasts you deserve. Contact NuBody Concepts today and embark on your journey to a more confident you.

Each patient is unique. What your treatment will look like is determined by you and the plastic surgeon who you will meet with in a personal consultation.