Breast Lift

Breast Lift Atlanta

Breast Lift Surgery

Undergoing a breast lift can restore youthful-looking shape and definition to your chest. Like other parts of your body, aging and gravity can take a toll on your breasts. Over time, you may begin to experience sagging or drooping. This can make the breasts appear smaller. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also have this effect, so even younger women may be bothered by sagging breasts. A breast lift can help patients achieve firmer, shapelier breasts.

What Is A Breast Lift?

Breasts are composed of three kinds of tissue, including fat, glands, and connective tissue. There are no supportive muscles in the actual breast itself, but it is connected to two muscles that lie underneath the breasts by Cooper’s ligaments. Also known as nature’s bra, the Cooper’s ligaments and the skin itself are the only support for the breasts. With time, gravity pulls them downwards. This causes the skin and ligaments to stretch out, and the breasts begin to droop. Sagging is a natural process that happens to almost every woman at some point in her life. There is no set timeline for when sagging occurs because there are many factors that can lead to a loss of height, shape, and volume. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss can affect breast size and positioning. Women with overly large breasts may experience more prominent sagging than those with smaller breasts.

Breast lift in Atlanta is a surgical procedure that raises the position of the breasts on the chest. This procedure can also reduce the size of the areolas, which can increase in size as breasts lose volume and begin to sag. Breast lift surgery removes any excess skin and tightens the supportive tissue to provide long-lasting, natural-looking results.

What Are The Benefits Of Breast Lift In Atlanta?

Breast lift surgery can provide life-altering changes for many patients experiencing physical and/or emotional discomfort caused by sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery may be right for you if you are experiencing sagging breast tissue caused by pregnancy, aging, weight fluctuations, and more.


Why Do Women Seek Breast Lift In Atlanta?

Many women in Atlanta choose to undergo breast lift surgery to combat sagging and drooping of the breasts that can be caused by many different factors including:


Breast ptosis depends on the elasticity of your skin and ligaments, which is determined by your genes.

Breast Size:

Larger breasts sag more easily since gravity is pulling them down.


High impact activities and repetitive movements without proper bra support can cause ligaments to become stretched or even torn.


The skin and ligaments that support the breasts become less elastic over time.

Weight Loss:

When you lose weight, some fat tissue is lost in the breast. The skin and ligaments inside the breasts typically do not retract accordingly. This can result in empty-looking and sagging breasts.

Natural Aging Process:

With age, we do not produce as much collagen and elastin; As a result, the skin and breast ligaments become less elastic.


Pregnancy can change the size of the breasts and composition of the breast tissue. This change can cause weakening of the breast ligaments and skin elasticity.


In some cases, breasts lose firmness and substance after breastfeeding. The nipples may also point down or to the side.


Changing hormones signal that the breasts no longer need their milk ducts and lobes. This change can cause the breasts to shrink and lose volume.

Breast Involution:

Breasts can droop at any age, but the most notable sagging occurs with the process called involution. This is a process where the milk-making system inside the breast shrinks because it is not needed anymore. This can happen during menopause, after pregnancy, or when a woman weans her newborn. After weaning, a woman’s body usually deposits fat back to the breast. These fat deposits will regain volume, but the sagging will remain. Many women find themselves with sagging breasts after childbirth, weaning, or menopause.

When the tissue inside the breast shrinks and the surrounding skin does not, the breast may appear less full. Although some women choose to live with the way their breasts look, many are bothered by the sagging because they feel they look less youthful.


Breast Lift Surgery Atlanta GA
Atlanta Georgia Breast Lift Surgery

Am I An Ideal Candidate For Breast Lift Surgery?

The ideal candidate for breast lift is in good health and looking to achieve perkier breasts. Our Atlanta breast lift surgeons can also resize and reposition the nipples to further improve the appearance of your breasts. Since a breast lift does not change the shape or fullness of the breasts, many Atlanta breast lift patients choose to combine this procedure with breast augmentation to increase the size of their breasts. When considering breast lift surgery, your initial consultation is essential. This meeting will help the Astra Plastic Surgery team create the best approach for your breast lift procedure. During your consultation for a breast lift, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will discuss your treatment goals and examine your breasts to determine if you are a candidate for a breast lift. We will also review your medical history and explain all pre and post-surgery instructions with you.

What Are My Breast Lift Options?

Breast lifts are usually categorized by the type of incisions. Some breast lift techniques include:

Periareolar Breast Lift:

Also known as a crescent lift, this breast lift technique involves an incision around the upper part of the areola. Your breast lift surgeon will remove a small amount of skin and reposition the nipple slightly higher. This breast lift procedure is the least invasive technique but is not designed to achieve as dramatic of results.

Circumareolar Breast Lift:

Often referred to as a donut lift, the circumareolar technique uses an incision made around the entire areola. A small area of skin is removed around the nipple, and then the edges are drawn in toward the areola to lift the breast. The areola can be completely resized and reshaped with this method. The circumareolar breast lift allows your breast surgeon to also place a breast implant during your mastopexy procedure.

Vertical Breast Lift:

Also known as a lollipop breast lift, the vertical technique incorporates the circumareolar method and adds a vertical incision on the underside of the breast down to the breast crease. The vertical breast lift will remove unwanted skin, reducing drooping and sagging. The nipple and areola can also be repositioned upward for youthful-looking results.

Traditional Breast Lift:

The traditional method is often referred to as an anchor breast lift or inverted-T breast lift. This technique combines the lollipop incision with a crescent incision along the breast crease. The traditional breast lift is the most invasive method and can remove a large amount of loose skin. Traditional mastopexy can be combined with breast reduction surgery or breast augmentation.






What Can I Expect During My Breast Lift In Atlanta?

A breast lift can take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to complete. Breast lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. There are several different types of breast lifts. Factors like the extent of breast sagging, the looseness of your skin, and breast volume are taken into account before choosing a specific technique. After the incisions are made, your breast lift surgeon will remove breast tissue and reshape the remaining skin to achieve the desired contours. The nipple and areola may be moved higher on the chest or resized. When surgery is complete, the incisions will be sutured.

What Can I Expect After Breast Lift Surgery?

Following your breast lift in Atlanta, you will recover for 1 to 2 hours before you are released to a family member or friend to take you home. You will likely experience bruising, swelling, and soreness for a few days. When necessary, any discomfort can be controlled with medication. Your breasts will be wrapped in an elastic bandage or a surgical bra that you will be required to wear for one week to reduce swelling. You will be fitted for a support bra that you must wear continuously for at least one month.

Some patients are concerned about losing sensation in their nipples following a breast lift; however, this is not always a typical outcome because the nipple and areola remain connected to the underlying breast tissue, nerve, and blood supply, allowing sensitivity to remain intact. Temporary loss of sensation may occur after surgery, but this normally resolves after several months.

Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will advise you to avoid any heavy lifting, as this can cause increased pressure on the breasts. Most patients are able to return to work within a week, but exercise and other strenuous activity should be avoided for approximately one month depending on your healing capabilities. Following surgery, patients can expect their breasts to be firmer to the touch and sit higher on the chest, giving them a perkier appearance. At Astra Plastic Surgery, our patients love their shapelier breasts following breast lift surgery, and many report a renewed sense of confidence and sensuality.

What Results Can I Expect From Breast Lift In Atlanta?

Although some results will be seen immediately following breast lift surgery, it usually take 6 to 12 weeks to see the full results. Over this period, your breasts will take their final shape and patients will be able to enjoy their newly lifted breasts. During your consultation for breast lift in Atlanta, our plastic surgery team will discuss your expected results in detail, as they depend on your individual anatomy, procedure goals, and more.

How Much Does Breast Lift Surgery In Atlanta Cost?

Mastopexy is an individualized surgery that is planned according to the specific needs of each woman, so the cost varies from patient to patient. We will know the cost of your breast lift surgery after your consultation appointment. We accept payment by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.

Atlanta GA Breast Lift Surgery
Atlanta GA Breast Lift Surgeons



How Do I Get Started With
Breast Lift In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss breast lift in Atlanta in more detail. 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137 or request an appointment online today.

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