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Breast Lift

Pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process can all rob you of the perky, shapely breasts you once had. Changes to your breast tissue can cause it to weaken over time, resulting in a deflated appearance where some or most of your breast tissue sits below the inframammary fold. Breast lift surgery repositions and improves the contour of your breasts, so they develop a firmer, more youthful appearance.

Do You Desire...

  • Firmer breast appearance
  • Improved nipple projection
  • More shapely breasts
  • More symmetry between the breasts and areolas
  • Breasts that sit above the inframammary line
  • Smaller areolas

Preparing for Surgery

Women considering breast lift surgery should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. During your consultation, we will determine which breast lift technique best meets your needs. You shouldn’t smoke for six weeks prior to your surgery, and do not take blood-thinning medication for two weeks before surgery. You cannot eat or drink anything for 12 hours before your procedure.

Lift Options

  • Periareolar - A donut-shaped incision runs along the outer bored of the areola. Ideal for women who have mild sagging and do not need more than a two-centimeter areola elevation. A donut lift can create a full look, reduce the size of the areolas, and improve symmetry.
  • Vertical - A lollipop-shaped incision is created along the areola and vertically down the lower breast tissue. Ideal for women with more moderate breast sagging. This incision helps achieve a perkier, more balanced breast appearance.
  • Full Mastopexy - An anchor incision provides the most dramatic improvement in breast appearance. Ideal for women with severe ptosis of the breasts. Some excess breast tissue may be removed, and the nipple-areola complex is repositioned.
  • Internal Bra Support - It is possible to add a mesh-type device that will act as an internal bra to support and shape your breasts even if you decide to go without implants. This method provides a longer-lasting result for your lift.

Nipple-Areola Relocation & Reduction

  • The positioning of the nipple-areola complex can contribute to how natural your breast results appear.
  • Relocating the nipple-areola complex can improve the projection of the nipple so it is positioned forward, parallel with the floor.
  • The size of the areola can also be improved so it has a more pleasing aesthetic proportion.

Combining With Implants

  • Breasts that lack an attractive shape may also appear deflated due to a reduction in volume.
  • We can add implants to most breast lifts for women who desire a full shape in addition to perkier breasts.
  • Implants can help create more upper pole fullness while enhancing the overall shape of the breasts.


We offer both general anesthesia and conscious sedation. You will work with your surgeon to determine which method is best for you.

Your breasts will feel tender and sore for several days, which is accompanied with bruising and swelling. You will return for a series of follow-up appointments with your surgeon to ensure your breasts are healing properly. You should be able to return to work within two weeks, and you will limit your physical activities for three weeks. Mild swelling can last for several months, which may impact the appearance of your breasts.

It is likely that you will develop some visible scarring along your breasts. However, the severity of scarring depends on your natural process and is likely to fade over time.

We keep the nipple and areola attached to tissue beneath the skin, which helps preserve the sensation and functions of the nipples. While you may experience some loss of sensation initially, in most cases, it is only temporary.

Breast lift surgery is designed to provide long-lasting enhancement of your breast appearance. While it cannot prevent the effects of time, most women are satisfied with the new appearance of their breasts for many years. Future pregnancies or significant weight fluctuations can impact the quality of your results.

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Southwest Plastic Surgery
1387 George Dieter
Dr. Bldg C301
El Paso, TX 79936
Tel: (915) 590 7900
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The MedSpa Southwest Plastic Surgery West
5925 Silver Springs Dr.
Suite C
El Paso, TX 79912
Tel: (915)590-7907
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