It’s likely you’ve heard about the benefits of a breast augmentation procedure, particularly if you’re interested in increasing the size and shape of your breasts. But what kind of procedure should you pursue if you’re more concerned with issues associated with sagging and loss of perkiness?

A breast lift is an excellent surgical solution for women who want fuller, perkier-looking breasts. Typical breast lift candidates are those who may have lost volume as a result of weight gain/loss, hormonal fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding, or just the aging process. The goal of the breast lift is to restore the appearance of the breasts so that they appear perkier and younger.

The breast lift can be performed in conjunction with an augmentation; however, the main goal of the procedure is to “lift” the appearance of the breast without necessarily increasing volume.

One of the ways that a breast lift restores the appearance of the breasts is to subtly rotate the nipple so that it’s located “where it should be.” Other patients may have issues with loose breast skin; during the breast lift procedure, this excess skin can be lifted and redraped over implants (which are placed under the muscle) to achieve the best aesthetic outcome.

Breast lift scars are designed to be as least visible as possible. At his practices in downtown Boston and Concord, MA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Doherty typically places breast lift scars around the areola, vertically up and down the lower pole of the breast, and transversely across the base of the breast. Many patients may not need all three incisions, which helps reduce the number of surgical scars.

Interested in seeing if you’re a good candidate for a breast lift procedure? Together, you and Dr. Doherty can discuss the procedure, including expected outcomes and your desired results. Schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Doherty at his downtown Boston, MA office or call (617) 450-0070.