Breast Lift

What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure in the realm of cosmetic surgery aimed at reshaping sagging breasts to restore a more youthful and firmer breast shape. Depending on the patient's aesthetic goals, the procedure can include breast lifts with or without breast implants, and also breast augmentation. This process involves moving the nipple areolar complex to a higher position, giving the breasts a perkier look.

Our Approach at Leva Medical

At Leva Medical, our experienced surgeons, led by Dr. Jean-Paul Leva, can create an improved breast shape for patients desiring a successful breast lift. In some cases, we can even provide upper pole fullness without implants using a combination of techniques like fat grafting. We tailor every procedure to the unique anatomy of the patient, ensuring that we meet your specific needs and goals and helping you achieve the look and feel you desire.

Consultation with Dr. Jean-Paul Leva and Procedure Details

During your consultation with Dr. Jean-Paul Leva, we will evaluate your breasts, discussing size, volume, and shape. We'll talk about any excess tissue, discuss whether your nipples point downward, and determine the best way to improve your breast volume and appearance. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia and takes about two to three hours to complete.

Post-Procedure Care

After the procedure, you will need to take proper care of your breasts to support the healing process. This includes wearing a special bra to maintain the new breast shape and avoiding strenuous activity and heavy lifting for a few weeks. Swelling is common but should decrease over time. We will provide you with detailed post-operative care instructions, which will include how to manage the incisions to help them heal.

Considerations and Next Steps

If you're on the fence about breast lift surgery or interested in other options such as breast implant or lift without implants, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our expert team to discuss your options. We can also discuss the cost and what to expect post-surgery. Remember, changes in body weight, pregnancy, and years can lead to sagging and loss of volume, but a breast lift can restore your breasts to a more natural and youthful look.

Start Your Journey Today with Dr. Jean-Paul Leva

Start your journey to a better result today by scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. Jean-Paul Leva. We look forward to helping you achieve a happier and more confident you.


A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. It can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple.

A good candidate for a breast lift is generally someone who is physically healthy, maintains a stable weight, does not smoke, and has realistic expectations. Women who are bothered by sagging, elongated breasts, have nipples falling below the breast crease, or have uneven breasts may particularly benefit from this surgery.

A breast lift can be performed alone or in conjunction with breast augmentation (implant placement). The decision to include implants depends on the patient's desired outcome, breast size and shape, and the amount of existing breast tissue.

The duration of a breast lift surgery can vary depending on the extent of the procedure, but typically it takes between 1 to 3 hours.

Recovery time varies, but most patients can return to work and light activities within 1-2 weeks post surgery. Full recovery, including resumption of strenuous exercise, typically takes about 6 weeks.

As with any surgery, there are risks, including infection, bleeding, anesthesia risks, poor healing, changes in breast or nipple sensation, and scarring. The potential for complications can be minimized by choosing a certified, experienced surgeon and following all pre- and post-operative instructions.

While a breast lift can potentially affect the ability to breastfeed, many women are still able to do so post-surgery. If you're planning future pregnancies, it's advisable to discuss this with your surgeon prior to surgery.

The results of a breast lift are long-lasting. However, gravity, aging, and life events like pregnancy and weight fluctuations can cause breasts to sag over time. Maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results.

Scars are an inevitable part of any surgery, including a breast lift. However, an experienced surgeon will make incisions in less visible areas to minimize their appearance. Over time, these scars will fade and become less noticeable.

Yes, a breast lift can often be combined with other procedures such as a tummy tuck or liposuction, this is commonly referred to as a "mommy makeover." The combination of procedures depends on your individual goals and overall health.

There are several techniques used in breast lift surgery, including crescent lift, donut lift, lollipop lift, and anchor lift. The technique chosen depends on factors like breast size, the extent of sagging, and the patient's desired results.

While both procedures can lift the breasts, a breast reduction involves removing excess breast tissue to reduce the size of the breasts, whereas a breast lift primarily removes excess skin and reshapes existing breast tissue to enhance the shape and contour of the breasts.

During the surgery, you will be under anesthesia so you won't feel any pain. Post-surgery, there may be discomfort, swelling, and bruising which can be managed with prescribed pain medications.

A breast lift is typically performed under general anesthesia. In some less extensive procedures, local anesthesia with sedation may be used.

No, Most breast lift procedures are done on an outpatient basis, meaning you can go home the same day.

Your surgeon will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, which may include guidelines on eating, drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications