Breast Lift

Fast-recovery options for a breast lift in Nashville & Memphis

What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure to give more youthful shape and firmness to sagging breasts, by simply shifting the volume upwards without increasing it. While implants are a great choice for women with smaller breasts who want larger ones, a breast lift works well for women who have enough volume but lost firmness – over time, after childbirth and breastfeeding, or due to weight fluctuations.

Breast lifts and other types of breast augmentations are available at our fully-equipped cosmetic surgery centers in Nashville and Memphis. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, each with over 20 years of experience, have performed breast lifts on women of all ages, sizes, and forms. Whether you are looking for a breast lift or another breast procedure, we encourage you to meet with our plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Simply select a date from our Nashville or Memphis calendar to self-schedule your consultation!


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.



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Frequently Asked Questions

Sagging breasts are often a consequence of having children, of breastfeeding, or of having lost a substantial amount of weight. This condition is also known as ptosis. If this is true for you and you are in generally good health and a non-smoker, you are a good candidate for a breast lift. Learn more>>

As with any cosmetic surgery, there are no absolutes, since the human body continues to change over time. And along with your body, your breasts can change shape due to aging and gravity. However, the results of your breast lift will be long lasting. The key to the best results is to maintain your weight and to observe a healthy lifestyle based on good eating habits and exercise. Visit our Breast Lift page to learn more about the procedure.

A breast lift does not inhibit breastfeeding, as no vital functions are affected by the surgery. However, it would be our recommendation to wait with a breast lift until after childbearing. The breasts change during pregnancy, and then again afterwards as you lose excess weight, and this could negatively impact the improvements you get from a breast lift.

Just like with implants, the incision lines from a breast lift are permanent. However, they will fade and become near invisible over time. Also, a skilled plastic surgeon can “disguise” the incisions by working along the natural folds of the breast as well as the natural edge where the areola meets the lighter skin of the breast.

Studies have shown that a breast lift can actually decrease your cup size, so it’s important to discuss your goals with your plastic surgeon in your personal consultation. If you want an increased cup size, or even the same cup size as before, you may need to supplement your breast lift with implants.

A breast lift is a surgical procedure to lift sagging breasts into a perkier shape by removing excess tissue and skin. It does not necessarily include the placement of implants, though they can be added in the same procedure.

A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the volume of the breasts using implants that are filled with saline or silicone. Learn more>>

Absolutely. Many women combine a breast lift with breast implants to not only lift sagging breasts to make them more perkier but to also add volume. A breast lift with implants works especially well for women after childbirth and pregnancy to restore the breasts to their pre-pregnancy body.

An auto-augmentation breast lift is a breast lift that adds volume without implants. In this case the plastic surgeon uses the excess tissue to reshape the breast and retain the volume. Learn more>>

Most women are able to return to work or they typical daily activities 5-6 days after breast lift surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks after the procedure, depending on the specific guidelines recommend by the plastic surgeon. Learn more>>


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