Lift and Rejuvenate Your Breasts with a Breast Lift in Washington, DC

As you experience pregnancy, significant weight changes, or even the natural effects of aging, it’s entirely normal for your breasts to lose their elasticity and start to sag. But for many women, this change can be hard on their self-confidence and self-image—especially with the emphasis our society puts on having a voluptuous and proportionate figure. If you’re experiencing sagging breasts and would like to restore them to their perky, youthful appearance, we invite you to consider a breast lift performed by Dr. Douglas Forman.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that aims to raise and reshape sagging breasts. This procedure is suitable for women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetics.

During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped and lifted to a higher position on the chest. The areola and nipple may also be repositioned to a more natural location. The result is a more youthful and lifted breast contour. The procedure can also give the breasts a fuller appearance and improve their symmetry.

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Breast Lift Benefits

  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Perkier, more youthful breast position
  • Rounder, fuller breasts
  • Increased wardrobe options
  • Correction of sagging breasts
  • Improved self-confidence and self-image
  • A more curvaceous figure
  • Reduced back and shoulder pain
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Who Is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts due to sagging or drooping, a breast lift may be a good option for you. Ideal candidates for the surgery should meet the following criteria:

  • Are in good health generally
  • Have lost breast volume and shape due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging
  • Have nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease
  • Have the desire for perkier, more youthful breasts
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Aren't pregnant or nursing

What Is the Breast Lift Procedure Like?

Before undergoing your breast lift procedure, you’ll have a consultation with Dr. Forman. During this consultation, he will discuss your medical history, examine your breasts, and determine if you’re a good candidate for the procedure. The doctor will also discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure and answer any questions you may have. He will use the information from your consulation to design a bespoke surgical plan that suits your unique situation.

Your breast lift will be performed as an outpatient procedure right at our on-site surgical center. To begin, you will be given anesthesia. Dr. Forman will make small incisions around the areola and down the breast. He will then remove excess skin to raise your breasts higher on your chest wall for a perky, youthful look. He will reshape the breast tissues for an appealing contour. He may also reposition the nipples to give an upturned, appealing appearance. Once the adjustments have been successfully made, Dr. Forman will close the incisions with sutures, working carefully to keep visible scarring to an absolute minimum.

You will need to remain at the facility in our recovery area for a couple of hours for monitoring; after that, you’ll be able to return home with a family member or friend to drive you.

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How Long Is the Recovery Time?

After your breast lift surgery, you will experience some swelling, bruising, and soreness around your breasts, which can last for a few weeks. Dr. Forman will have you wear a surgical support bra for several weeks to reduce swelling and encourage proper healing.

Most patients need to rest at home for around one to two weeks after the procedure before returning to work. During this time, you should take light walks periodically and follow all of Dr. Forman’s post-surgery instructions. Wait at least four to six weeks before participating in strenuous physical activity or heavy lifting.

Breast Lift FAQ

How long will the results of a breast lift last?

What is the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation?

What are the risks of a breast lift?

How long will the results of a breast lift last?

The results of a breast lift can last for many years, but factors such as aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can affect the longevity of your results.

What is the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation?

A breast lift lifts and reshapes sagging breasts, while breast augmentation is a procedure that enhances the size and shape of the breasts using implants or fat transfer. A breast lift can be performed at the same time as a breast augmentation for women who would like to achieve larger breasts while combating a sagging appearance.

What are the risks of a breast lift?

A breast lift surgery carries certain risks or side effects. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, changes in nipple sensation, and asymmetry. These risks are greatly reduced when the procedure is performed by a skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Forman.

Why Choose Forman Plastic Surgery for Your Breast Lift in Washington, DC?

Your breast lift surgery can have a major impact on not only your appearance but also your self-image and outlook on life. To ensure that you receive the stunning results that you deserve, your breast lift in DC must be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Douglas Forman. Dr. Forman is a highly awarded, experienced and respected board-certifed and fellowship trained plastic surgeon known for his attention to detail, precision, and artistic vision. He and his team go above and beyond to keep each patient comfortable, provide them with a stress-free experience, and help them achieve life-changing, transformative results. If you’d like to learn more or schedule your private consultation, give our office a call today.

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