Breast Lift

Most women experience some degree of breast sagging or drooping, whether it’s due to the natural aging process, significant weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or gravity. A breast lift, also called mastopexy, can resolve this issue for many women, achieving a look that is more youthful and perky. Portland Plastic Surgery Group performs breast lift in Portland, Oregon, with a personalized approach, customizing the procedure to each woman, and offering the option of a “short scar” technique.

To discuss your breast enhancement options with one of our board-certified or board-eligible plastic surgeons, request a consultation online or call our office at (503) 292-9200.

Breast Lift
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Breast Lift Benefits

Women choose breast lift surgery for a variety of reasons, which include:

  • Raising and tightening the breast
  • Creating a more youthful look
  • Reducing and reshaping the areola

Although a breast lift does improve breast shape and position, it does not restore lost volume. If lost volume is also a concern, breast lifts can be combined with breast augmentation. Because breast sagging and drooping are often associated with childbirth and breastfeeding, the procedure is also often combined with body contouring procedures — such as tummy tuck or liposuction — as part of a Mommy Makeover.

Doctors of Portland Plastic Surgery Group

Five Providers, One Goal

Combining artistry with the science of medicine, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Shannon O'Brien, Dr. H. Daniel Zegzula and Dr. Austin Hayes, board-eligible plastic surgeon Dr. Kyle Baltrusch, and Colleen Phillips, PA-C serve women and men in Portland.

*Dr. Zegzula and Dr. O'Brien are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons

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Breast Lift with Implants

For women with sagging breasts who have also lost volume in their breasts, we often recommend a breast lift with implants to restore lost volume and give a more youthful shape. During a breast lift surgery, the breast is reshaped, the nipples are repositioned, and asymmetry is addressed, so adding breast implants at the same time can help restore your breasts to their former appearance.

  • A breast lift with implants combination procedure is popular with women who have:
  • Lost breast tissue volume due to breastfeeding
  • Lost a significant amount of weight and experienced sagging and volume loss in their breasts
  • Have experienced sagging and loss of breast tissue due to aging

Combining a breast lift with breast implants enables your surgeon to tighten and lift the loose tissue as well as restore lost volume to enhance the results of a breast lift and help you look as good as before, or maybe even better!

Recovery from a breast lift with implants is similar to recovery from a breast lift, and your surgeon will provide instructions to follow to achieve the best possible results.

Breast Lift Techniques

A breast lift can revive your youthful figure without changing the size of your natural breasts or it can round out the upper part of your breast to create a more youthful shape and firmness. A woman’s breasts can change after pregnancy, after losing weight, or simply as they age and there are multiple techniques that can be used to address these challenges. For patients that want to minimize visible scars, Portland Plastic Surgery Group offers a “short scar” technique which is great for young women that have good skin elasticity. A breast lift can be combined with breast implants or fat grafting which requires liposuction of the abdomen, thighs, flanks, or bra line which is then transferred to the breast to increase breast volume.

How much does a breast lift cost in Oregon?

At Portland Plastic Surgery Group, the cost for a breast lift starts at $8,500 which includes our board-certified plastic surgeon’s fee, the surgical assistant’s fee, the cost of garments needed after your surgery, the surgery facility’s fee, the anesthesiologist’s fee, and CosmetAssure insurance. The cost of a breast lift will increase if fat grafting or breast implants are combined with this surgery. As with any surgical procedure, pricing varies based on the complexity of the operation and the time needed to complete the surgery. A personalized quote will be provided at your consultation once you and your surgeon have decided on your surgical plan.

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Breast Lift Recovery

Plenty of rest is necessary for a swift and complete recovery, so be sure to allow your body the time it needs to heal. We will give you specific instructions and be available to answer your questions during recovery, so you can get back to your usual routine and enjoy your perky new breasts.

If you choose to combine breast lift with implants, your surgeon will provide instructions on how to speed your recovery to make it as quick and painless as possible.