R. Scott Haupt, M.D.

Utah Cosmetic Surgery (801) 293-8100
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Utah's Breast Lift Experts

What a Breast Lift Does

A breast lift is also known as mastopexy. It raises and re-contours sagging skin that loses their elasticity and volume through various events as women age. The breast is lifted by removing and tightening excess skin and tissue, as well as repositioning the nipple. An implant may also be used along with the reshaping, especially if you desire an increase in size. By re-contouring your chest in this manner, Dr. Haupt of Utah Cosmetic Surgery is able to give you the size, shape, and lift of the breasts that more closely resembles what you desire and enhance your profile.

Mastopexy will not really increase or decrease size, unless you decide on the addition of implants, nor does a lift round out the upper part of the breast.

Besides breast augmentation or a reduction may also be an option.

As women age, their body changes by losing the shape and appearance they had when the women were young or things such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, fluctuations in weight, and simple gravity all take their toll. One of the procedures available to reverse what time does to your breasts is the breast lift.

Candidates

Every woman is unique and has individual reasons for looking into the breast lift procedure, but you are a good candidate if:

  • You do not smoke
  • You are in generally good health and maintain a stable weight
  • You have stretched skin or large areoloas
  • Your breasts have an elongated or flatter shape, or are pendulous in appearance
  • Your nipples fall below the crease of your breasts when unsupported
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You live in the Murray-Salt Lake City area or anywhere in Utah

Come by our Murray, Utah office for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can the lift surgery be done?

The breast lift can be done in an outpatient setting, at a surgery center and occasionally in the office.  We use either general or local anesthetic. 

What happens after surgery?

After surgery here will be some swelling and discoloration, but this will subside in a few weeks. Scars will fade after about a year, but may not be noticeable due to the way your breasts are shaped after the procedure.

When can you return to normal activity?

You will be able to return to your normal routine after a few days, but strenuous activity and exercise should be put off for at least a month or until Dr. Haupt tells you it is okay.

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How is a breast lift different than a breast reduction?

In a breast reduction procedure the goal is to make the breast size significantly smaller – so the symptoms that a heavy breast creates on the neck, shoulders and back are alleviated. In a breast lift procedure it keeps the breast approximately the same size, but tightens up the loose skin of the breast, so the shape is improved giving you a more youthful and uplifted look.

Does a breast implant do the same thing as a breast lift?

Not exactly. A breast implant makes the breast larger, and fills up some loose skin. But if the patient has a too much extra skin and a very droopy breast, removal of extra skin is needed. If an implant alone is used in a breast with too much drop or extra skin then you will have a larger breast but the excess skin will hang off the bottom of the implant. 

Are there different types of breast lifts?

There are different types. The one we use depends on your breast shape. Women who have minimal droop of the breast can often get a good result with a lift operation that only has a circular scar around the nipple. Others, women who’s nipple is below the crease line, and a lot of stretched out breast skin may require the traditional “Anchor” shaped incision. Those in the “in-between” category may be able to get a good result with a “lollipop-shaped” incision and scar.

Can I get breast implants at the same time as a breast lift?

Yes you can.

I am a smoker. Can I have a breast lift?

Yes – If you quit smoking for six weeks before surgery, to reduce the risk of smoking-related complications. No smoking for 2 weeks after is required also. Second hand smoke is almost as bad as smoking.

How much does a breast lift cost?

A breast lift can run from $6,500.00 to $8,000.00 depending on which lift and whether or not you choose implants.