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Breast Lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure that rejuvenates sagging breasts by removing excess skin and correcting the placement of the nipples. The results leave women with a firmer, younger, and more alluring physique.

In Columbus, Ohio, top board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Ergun Kocak, Dr. Pankaj Tiwari and Dr. Santosh Kale are recognized by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for their work. Together, they have crafted thousands of successful and satisfying breast lift results to women all over the Midwest and beyond.

Cost and Financing

The average price of breast lift surgery ranges from $4,750 – $5,750. Please note that the final cost may vary based on the location and duration of your surgery and if it is combined with any other procedures.


Breast tissue will stretch and sag due to natural occurrences such as aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. In addition, breast skin may lead to the nipple’s descent to a position just below the crease. The breast lift repositions the nipple and areola while removing excess skin. This can be done through several techniques:

breast lift techniques

  1. Crescent Lift
    This involves making a small incision along the top half of the areola. You may further enhance your breasts with saline implants placed during surgery.
  2. Periareolar Lift
    Also known as a doughnut lift, the cut runs along the areola. The dark areas and extra skin are removed. This is ideal for women with slightly sagging breasts.
  3. Lollipop Lift
    Most suited for women with moderate breast sagging. A lollipop breast lift involves two incisions: one circling the areola and the other extending downward.
  4. Anchor Lift
    An anchor mastopexy allows your surgeons to remove the most amount of skin while creating a significant lift. Incisions circle the areola, then extend vertically downwards and horizontally across the breast crease. This type of lift can address substantial breast sagging after major weight loss or pregnancy.

Performing the Procedure

Breast lift is an outpatient procedure and can typically last 2 – 4 hours. Surgical time may extend if you decide to undergo other procedures, such as an en bloc capsulectomy, tummy tuck, or liposuction with fat transfer. General anesthesia is recommended, but local anesthesia with sedation is also an option. More numbing solution will be injected into your breasts to further minimize any pain.

Before surgery, incision lines are drawn on your breasts. Once sedated, your doctors will cut into the incisions, and excess skin and tissue are removed. After the desired shape and size is achieved, the nipples and areolas are repositioned. If you are undergoing an augmentation, the implants are placed last. Incisions will then be closed with dissolvable sutures.


It can take up to 6 weeks for your body to recover from breast lift surgery, including a concurrent augmentation or reduction procedure. It is recommended to have a family member or friend assist you with chores and wound cleaning for 2 days.

After 2 weeks, you can return to work and resume basic exercises and simple chores, provided your breasts are no longer swollen. However, you must maintain constant use of your prescribed surgical bra for 3 weeks to avoid your new breasts from bottoming out. Within 4 – 6 weeks, your scars will heal and you may resume strenuous exercises and activities.


If you follow your post-op instructions, your final result should manifest in 3 months. Your scars will turn white if healed properly and will continue to fade over time, contributing to an aesthetically pleasing and confidence-boosting result.

Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Is it possible to increase or decrease my breast size during surgery?

Yes. Through breast reduction or breast augmentation surgery, you can have your ideal breast size and shape.

Will a breast lift change my breast shape?

Not by itself; as a breast lift only moves the position and size of the nipple and areola, implants or fat grafting techniques are required to change breast shape.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

Ensure that you have quit smoking for at least six months before the procedure, and avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication before the surgery.

What happens if I become pregnant after the surgery?

Pregnancy and childbirth can change the size and shape of your breasts, even after a breast lift. Another surgery is required to return your breasts to their pre-pregnancy form. Breastfeeding, however, is not affected by a breast lift.

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*The information available on this page was created to educate our patients. It is not an alternative for a formal consultation with a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Individual results vary per patient. For more information, we strongly recommend scheduling a consultation with our doctors.