Breast Lift in Chicago, IL

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About Breast Lift

A mastopexy, more commonly known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure designed to make the breasts appear more youthful. Over time, gravity combined with the skin's loss of elasticity can change the breasts' orientation, where the breasts begin to sag and droop with a change in the position of the nipples. This result can be due to aging or can often be accelerated by pregnancy and nursing.

Introduction to Breast Lift

Whatever the cause, many women feel as though their sagging or drooping breast tissue ages them prematurely in terms of appearance.

A breast lift is designed to provide added structure so that the breasts appear more buoyant and youthful. The overall silhouette of the patient is also considerably transformed, though the breast size does not change significantly.

Getting Started on Breast Lift

If you’re interested in a breast lift procedure in Chicago, your first step with Dr. Ogilvie would be to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you and Dr. Ogilvie will discuss your desired results and determine whether a breast lift best suits your needs. In some cases, Dr. Ogilvie might suggest that patients undergo breast augmentation or reduction to achieve the desired transformation.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, contact our Chicago office to make an appointment.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure aimed at raising and reshaping sagging breasts. It offers several benefits to individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts. Here are some of the main benefits of a breast lift:

  • Improved breast shape and position: Over time, factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, weight loss, or aging can cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and sag. A breast lift can address these issues by lifting and reshaping the breasts, resulting in a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing position.
  • Enhanced breast firmness: As breasts sag, they often lose firmness and elasticity. During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue is tightened and lifted, resulting in firmer and perkier breasts.
  • Restored breast symmetry: If your breasts have different positions or sizes, a breast lift can help achieve improved symmetry. The procedure can reshape and reposition the breasts, creating a more balanced appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate For Breast Lift?

If you want to know more about whether you might personally be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure, contact Dr. Ogilvie’s office to schedule a consultation. During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask any questions concerning your breast lift procedure.

Is a Breast Lift Right For Me?

Generally speaking, the best candidates for breast lift will:

  • Want to address the significant sagging of the breasts.
  • Want to address significant changes in the orientation of the breasts.
  • May want to address changes in symmetry due to excess tissue around the breasts or changes in orientation.
  • Notice a significant amount of excess skin or tissue around the breasts (not necessarily in terms of volume, however).
  • Sometimes wish to combine a breast lift with other breast enhancement procedures.
  • Be generally healthy enough for surgery.
  • Be aware of what realistic breast lift results tend to look like.

The Breast Lift Procedure

Mastopexy, or breast lift, is performed on an outpatient basis. This means that patients will arrive at the surgical facility, undergo their procedure (which usually takes a few hours to complete), and return home once the initial effects of the anesthesia have worn off. This means that patients will return home on the same day as their surgery.

Breast lift procedures generally proceed in this way:

Anesthesia — Breast lift surgery is most often performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, local anesthesia may be used instead. You and Dr. Ogilvie will make this determination before your procedure begins.

Incision — Several different incision types may be used for breast lift, depending on how much excess skin is present. The least invasive incision is a circular one made around the areola. There is also a so-called “lollipop incision,” which may require a lateral extension. Lastly, an anchor-type incision may be required if significant excess skin is removed. When an incision is less invasive, it will usually heal more quickly, but surgeons will have less flexibility in making changes.

Recovery And Results

It can take several weeks to fully recover from your breast lift procedure. Mobility, for example, maybe initially limited. Additionally, swelling and bruising may make it difficult to see or appreciate your results at first. Once bruising and swelling subside, you will notice that your breasts appear much more buoyant and supported. Your silhouette will also look significantly more youthful.

Contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a consultation if you want to get started on your breast lift.

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How much does a breast lift cost?

In your initial consultation, Dr. Ogilvie will consider your wants and aesthetic goals before developing your unique treatment plan. After that, he can estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your appearance, so it is important to focus on having an experienced surgeon with extensive training, like Dr. Ogilvie, rather than prices. To help make cosmetic surgery affordable, Ogilvie Plastic Surgery will help you find low-interest medical financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?

Whether you should have a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both will depend on your unique concerns. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Ogilvie will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then decide whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?

The nipple-areola complex will usually be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, Dr. Ogilvie can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your appointment so he can decide on the best incision pattern to use during your breast lift.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.