Breast Lift

Introduction To Breast Lift

Discover how Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery helps you achieve perkier and more youthful-looking breasts with a breast lift. Dr. Kaweski and her team of experts will work with you from start to finish to regain your confidence by altering your breast shape. It’s time to bring back your self-confidence with the better, much-improved breast shape that you’ve always wanted.

Breast Lift Results

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed by Dr. Kaweski to reshape and rejuvenate saggy or droopy breasts. A breast lift is a common way for women to improve the appearance of their breasts by altering their shape, not the size. This procedure is recommended for women who want to reposition their breasts to their original place after pregnancy or breastfeeding. It can also address stretched nipples and areolas. A breast lift is typically part of a “mommy makeover.”

How Does a Breast Lift Work?

Dr. Kaweski will perform the breast lift by applying general anesthesia. The incisions are then placed around the areola. A vertical incision called a “lollipop incision” (a vertical incision added to the middle of the breast) is used sometimes for excessively sagging breasts. During surgery, Dr. Kaweski will remove excess skin and reposition the breast tissue, including the nipple and areola. After achieving the desired breast shape, the incisions will be closed with sutures. Scarring differs based on the type of incision made.

Benefits of a Breast Lift

Improved Breast Contour

Reshaping and tightening the breast tissue helps breasts return to their original, youthful appearance.

Reduced Sagging

Natural gravity, the experience of pregnancy and nursing, and even weight loss can cause breasts to sag. A breast lift repositions the breast back to a higher and more prominent position.

Nipple Repositioning

As the breasts droop, the nipples follow. A breast lift allows your nipples to return to their original placements.

Areola Size Reduction

The areas (the darker areas surrounding your nipples) can enlarge over time and may prove to look unsightly. Keeping your areolas in proportion to your newly-shaped breasts will contribute to a balanced and aesthetic look.

Enhanced Self-Image and Confidence

A youthful-looking set of breasts boosts self-confidence. The more comfortable you are with your breast shape, the better you feel inside and out.

Combined with Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction

Dr. Kaweski can perform a breast lift in tandem with other procedures to achieve a desired fuller size and contoured shape.

Breast Lift Timeline and Process

Consultation with Dr. Kaweski

Dr. Kaweski will have a conversation with you about your medical history. You will also be given a customized treatment plan with transparent information on what a breast lift surgery entails and what results to expect after surgery.

Procedure Preparation by Dr. Kaweski

You will be advised by Dr. Kaweski to stop smoking for five weeks before your breast lift surgery and temporarily discontinue blood thinners, aspirin, or herbal supplements. During surgery, Dr. Kaweski will mark the areas with a pen for the incisions and decide which incision is best based on breast size and shape, areola size and position, level of breast sagging, and skin quality and elasticity. A general anesthesia will be injected to keep you asleep during the procedure.

Repositioning and Suture by Dr. Kaweski

After making an incision, Dr. Kaweski will lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue, reposition the nipples and areolas, and reduce excess skin. Your vital signs will be monitored during surgery. Once reshaping, removal of excess skin, and skin tightening are done, the incisions will be closed with sutures layered deep within the breast tissue.

Post-Procedure Care by Dr. Kaweski

You will be advised by Dr. Kaweski not to drive home due to the general anesthesia that you were under. Dr. Kaweski will also prescribe oral pain medication for any discomfort experienced after surgery. There will be visible swelling and bruising, but these will subside within a few days.

Recovery Guidance by Dr. Kaweski

A special bra will provide you with support and faster healing. Dr. Kaweski will recommend that you do not lie down on your stomach but rest in a reclining position, with pillows propped behind your back. You may return to your regular activities in 7-10 days, and exercising and heavy lifting in around four weeks.

Follow-Up with Dr. Kaweski

Post-surgery, Dr. Kaweski and her team at Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery will continuously monitor your healing and recovery. Early detection of issues allows for timely intervention, so treatment plans can be adjusted accordingly. During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Kaweski will assess your scars and recommend scar management through proper care and techniques.

Why Choose Us for a Breast Lift?

  • Experienced and Board-Certified Surgeons: Led by Dr. Susan Kaweski, a board-certified plastic surgeon renowned for her expertise, our team ensures the highest standards of safety and precision in breast lift procedures, backed by years of specialized training and experience.
  • Personalized Approach: With a personalized approach, Dr. Kaweski and our team tailor each breast lift procedure to your unique goals and anatomy, fostering open communication and collaboration to ensure your satisfaction and desired outcomes.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Our state-of-the-art surgical facilities, equipped with the latest technology and amenities, provide a comfortable and safe environment for your breast lift procedure, meeting the highest standards of excellence in plastic surgery.
  • Comprehensive Pre- and Post-Operative Care: From comprehensive preoperative evaluations to attentive postoperative care, Dr. Kaweski and our team prioritize your well-being throughout every stage of your breast lift journey, offering guidance and support to facilitate a smooth and successful recovery process.
  • Exceptional Results and Patient Satisfaction: Dr. Kaweski’s expertise and artistic skill enable her to achieve exceptional, natural-looking results that enhance both the aesthetics and confidence of our patients, ensuring unparalleled satisfaction and long-lasting beauty.


What can I expect during my breast lift consultation?

Dr. Kaweski will discuss your health, lifestyle, and reasons for wanting the procedure. At Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, you may go through a thorough physical exam, take measurements, and consider treatment options, risks, and anesthesia use.

How long does the recovery last after a breast lift?

Recovery duration varies, but generally, patients can expect a few weeks of healing. Dr. Kaweski will advise you to have assistance in your daily routine during your recovery. Postoperative instructions will be provided to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

When will I see the results of a breast lift?

Results of breast lift surgery can be seen immediately after surgery. However, much-improved results will come weeks later. As aging and gravity naturally occur, touch-ups of your breasts may be recommended by Dr. Kaweski.

Will a breast lift make my breasts appear bigger?

No. A breast lift will reshape your breasts back to their original, youthful appearance. For breasts to look bigger, you may opt to get a breast augmentation procedure, which uses breast implants as well.

Should I worry about scarring?

Breast lift surgery will leave scars. Dr. Kaweski and her team of experts ensure that these scars are minimal in size and can be easily hidden, even when you wear a swimsuit. Dr. Kaweski has aftercare instructions that you should stringently follow, which include wearing sunscreen, for scars to heal as best as possible.