Breast Lift

If your breasts have started sagging significantly, whether due to breastfeeding, weight loss, age, or genetics, you may be a candidate for a breast lift. Unlike breast augmentation, which enlarges the breasts through implants, a breast lift simply repositions the breasts and nipples into a more youthful and natural position.

Dr. Gregory Brucato has the confidence and experience to help you get the breasts you want. If you are interested in correcting sagging breasts, call 203-431-7644 today to schedule your complimentary consultation. Dr. Brucato welcomes patients from Ridgefield, Wilton, Danbury, and nearby areas of Connecticut.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift raises sagging breasts back into a perky, youthful position. Typically, a breast lift will require some tissue and excess skin to be removed and the nipple to be repositioned. Your breasts will likely end up somewhat smaller, unless you choose to have implants placed. Discuss your goals with Dr. Brucato during your consultation to find the treatment plan right for you.

Breast lifts do require more extensive incisions than breast augmentation, which results in more visible scarring. However, Dr. Brucato will do all he can to make sure that your scars heal well and are as invisible as possible.

Who Is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

The ideal breast lift candidate is someone who:

  • Wants to lift their breasts back into a better position
  • Has nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease
  • Has realistic expectations
  • Is in good general health
  • Is a non-smoker or able to quit for two weeks before and after surgery

It is typically recommended to wait until after having children to have a breast lift, because pregnancy and breastfeeding can dramatically alter the size and shape of your breasts. There are no technical or medical issues that would prevent you from having a breast lift before having children, but there is a chance that you may require revision surgery to restore the shape of your breasts if you do so.

Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation

If you’d like to both lift and enlarge your breasts, you may want to consider a breast lift with breast augmentation. Combining these procedures allows you the best of both worlds: you can achieve an uplifted, youthful appearance for your breasts as well as obtain a better size and shape.

A breast lift with implants can help to round out breasts that have lost some fullness in the upper pole. Even if you don’t necessarily want breasts that are much larger, small implants can help to create a better shape than a breast lift alone can. In addition, implants can be used to help correct breast asymmetry.

Breast Lift Recovery

Following your breast lift, you’ll need someone to drive you home from the hospital. Ideally, you’ll also have someone to help you out with everyday tasks such as childcare and household chores for the first few days at least. You’ll be given prescription medication and detailed post-operative instructions to follow.

Each patient heals differently, but in general, a breast recovery timeline will look something like this:

  • Return to a desk job and resume light exercise such as walking within the first week
  • Most patients start to feel normal after the first week, but even if you feel great you should still avoid strenuous exercise
  • After 3 to 4 weeks, you can resume your typical exercise routine, but avoid exercises that strain the chest

It’s important not to push yourself too hard, as your body needs time to heal and recover. Eating a healthy diet, performing light exercise like walking, drinking plenty of water, and following Dr. Brucato’s instructions will help you on the path to a speedy recovery.

Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation

If you’re interested in lifting and reshaping your breasts, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Brucato at 203-431-7644 to schedule your complimentary, one-on-one consultation. We serve patients in Ridgefield, Wilton, Danbury, and surrounding areas of Connecticut.

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