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Breast Lift


A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

Questions to ask your breast lift surgeon

Use these questions as a guide during your breast lift surgery consultation:

  • Are you certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?
  • Were you trained specifically in the field of plastic surgery?
  • How many years of plastic surgery training have you had?
  • Do you have hospital privileges to perform this procedure? If so, at which hospitals?
  • Is the office-based surgical facility accredited by a nationally- or state-recognized accrediting agency, or is it state-licensed or Medicare-certified?
  • Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  • Where and how will you perform my procedure?
  • What surgical technique is recommended for me?
  • How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
  • What are the risks and complications associated with my procedure?
  • How are complications handled?
  • How will my ability to breastfeed be affected?
  • How can I expect my lifted breasts to look over time? After pregnancy? After breastfeeding?
  • What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my lifted breasts?
  • Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for this procedure and what results are reasonable for me?


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