While breast augmentation gets a lot of attention, a breast lift can also be a great choice for women unhappy with how their breasts look. This procedure lifts the breast tissue, making it look younger and firmer. If you’re thinking about getting a breast lift, you’ll find that it has many benefits of Breast Lift. It can improve your silhouette, make your breasts look younger while keeping them natural, and boost your confidence. You can also choose to have the procedure with or without implants, depending on what you want. Dr. Kenton Schoonover at Kansas Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you get the results you want with a lower risk of problems.

What is a Breast Lift procedure?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to lift and reshape sagging breasts. This is accomplished by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to support the breast’s new contour. The surgery can also involve reducing the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.

The primary goal of a breast lift is to give the breasts a more youthful appearance by restoring their shape and firmness. It’s often sought by women who are unhappy with the sagging or drooping of their breasts, which can result from factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or simply aging.

During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions on the breasts, remove excess skin, and reshape the breast tissue to create a more lifted appearance. The nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to a higher, more youthful location on the breast.

Candidates for a Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is an ideal procedure for women who are experiencing sagging or drooping breasts due to various factors. The ideal candidates for a breast lift typically exhibit the following characteristics:

Factors for Consideration

Sagging Breasts: Candidates often have breasts that have lost their youthful firmness and are sagging. This can be a result of aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or fluctuations in weight.

Loss of Elasticity: Candidates may have breasts with skin that has lost its elasticity, leading to a stretched and sagging appearance.

Nipple Position: Candidates may have nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease when unsupported. A breast lift can reposition the nipples to a more youthful and natural-looking location on the breast.

Stable Weight: Candidates should be at a stable weight, as significant weight fluctuations can affect the results of the procedure.

Good Overall Health: Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery.

Benefits of Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, offers several significant benefits to women seeking to enhance the appearance of their breasts:

Improved Breast Shape and Symmetry: A breast lift can significantly improve the shape and symmetry of the breasts. By lifting the breast tissue and reshaping the breasts, a breast lift can create a more youthful and balanced appearance.

Correction of Sagging or Drooping Breasts: One of the primary benefits of a breast lift is the correction of sagging or drooping breasts. Factors such as aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can lead to a loss of skin elasticity and breast sagging. A breast lift addresses these issues by lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest, resulting in a firmer and more youthful breast contour.

Improved Nipple Projection: There are many degrees of ptosis (drooping) identified by poor nipple projection. If your drooping breasts have nipples that point down toward the floor, a breast lift can help. By reshaping the breasts, we can reposition the nipple-areolar complex, giving it a more natural, forward projection.

More Attractive Breast Shape: By removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue, a breast lift can result in a more youthful and attractive breast contour2.

Boost in Self-Confidence and Body Image: Many women experience a significant boost in self-confidence and body image following a breast lift. By improving the appearance of their breasts, women often feel more comfortable and confident in their skin, leading to a more positive self-image and improved quality of life.

Improved Clothing Fit: Clothes may fit better and more comfortably after a breast lift, as the breasts are lifted to a more youthful position on the chest. This can make shopping for clothes more enjoyable and help women feel more confident in their appearance. Top of Form

Risks and Considerations

While a breast lift, or mastopexy, is generally safe, like any surgical procedure, it carries certain risks and considerations. It’s important for patients to be aware of these risks and discuss them with their plastic surgeon before undergoing surgery. Some potential risks and complications associated with a breast lift include:

Scarring: While efforts are made to minimize scarring, scarring is inevitable with any surgical procedure. The extent of scarring can vary depending on the surgical technique used and individual healing factors.

Changes in Sensation: Some women may experience temporary or permanent changes in nipple or breast sensation after a breast lift. This can include increased or decreased sensation, or in some cases, loss of sensation.

Infection: As with any surgery, there is a risk of infection. Patients will be prescribed antibiotics to reduce this risk, and it’s important to follow post-operative care instructions carefully.

Delayed Wound Healing: In some cases, wounds may take longer to heal than expected. This can increase the risk of infection and may require additional medical attention.

Asymmetry: While efforts are made to achieve symmetrical results, there is a risk of asymmetry between the breasts after surgery. Additional procedures may be necessary to correct significant asymmetry.

Changes in Breastfeeding: While many women can breastfeed after a breast lift, there is a risk of changes in breastfeeding ability. It’s important to discuss this with your surgeon if you plan to have children in the future.

Anesthesia Risks: General anesthesia carries its own risks, including allergic reactions and complications such as blood clots and pneumonia. Your anesthesia team will monitor you closely during surgery to minimize these risks.

When considering a breast lift. Dr. Schoonover is a board-certified plastic surgeon with the necessary training and experience to perform the procedure safely and effectively, reducing the risk of complications. During your consultation, Dr. Schoonover will assess your candidacy for a breast lift and discuss the potential risks and benefits based on your individual needs and goals. By choosing a qualified surgeon like Dr. Schoonover, you can feel confident that you are in good hands throughout your surgical journey.

A Breast Lift in a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address the physical changes that occur in a woman’s body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. It typically includes a combination of procedures such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery, which can include a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to changes in breast shape and volume. A breast lift can restore a more youthful and lifted appearance to the breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue. Raising a family and giving the majority of your attention to your children is a remarkable challenge as well as a privilege. If you feel that the time is right to allow yourself to focus on yourself, a breast lift may be just the ticket to a revitalized life!

Discover Your Ideal Breast Lift Journey

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kenton Schoonover at Kansas Plastic Surgery to explore the benefits of a breast lift tailored to your goals.



In this article, we have discussed the essence and advantages of a breast lift, a cosmetic surgery that elevates and reshapes sagging breasts. We’ve delved into the typical reasons for considering a breast lift, such as improving breast shape and symmetry and enhancing self-confidence. We’ve also highlighted the importance of consulting with a seasoned plastic surgeon to understand the procedure’s benefits and to make a well-informed choice.

To learn more about breast lift procedures, please visit our breast lift Procedure page and explore the resources we have provided. You can also schedule a consultation with Dr. Schoonover by filling out our online form or calling us at (316) 305-9618. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you achieve your breast enhancement goals. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day. 😊

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