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Breast Lift

Considering a breast lift with implants for some time? Unsure if you need breast surgery or not? Nevertheless, our surgeons will make your consultation visit effortless and comfortable. Further at your consultation, we go over everything in detail about lifting, implants, recovery, and everything. Likewise, simply share your thoughts about achieving your desired look. Moreover, our surgeons lay out a plan for the optimal natural-looking results. 

Eberbach Plastic Surgery (EPS) performs over 330 breast surgeries each year. Many of which are breast lifts. Besides this, breast lift also known as a mastopexy. Likewise, it is very common in women who have lost weight. In fact had children, or are more mature when gravity has taken its toll on them. However, one easy way to figure out if a lift needed. Simply by looking at your profile in the mirror. If your nipple falls below the crease at the bottom. Then you probably need a breast lift. Lastly, the nipple position tells the story.

What is Breast Lift?

A breast lift procedure addresses sagging and uneven breasts. Especially, decreased breast volume, and drooping nipples. To recreate a youthful shape and lift your breasts. Additionally, the procedure raises the nipple by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. To reshape and support the new breast contour. However, it is quite common that patients will also get implants along with the breast lift. Particularly to add more volume, size, and shape.

Our surgeons usually perform a full breast lift in under 90 minutes. Moreover, the procedure done under general anesthesia. Although, a breast lift is an outpatient procedure. Whereas, patients can go home an hour or so after surgery. Further, there are four types of breast lifts that our surgeons perform. Including the crescent, donut, lollypop, and the wise pattern lift. They usually determine the type of lift that will be best for the patient after examining them at their consultation.

When to Consider a Breast Lift?

  • If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched.

  • If our surgeons think that breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve the contour you desire.

  • Pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal aging. Alongside, heredity has taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging.

Do I Need a Lift?

  • Does your nipple point downward?

  • Does your nipple sit below the bottom crease of your breast?

  • The skin at the base of the breast stretched out. or is there too much skin from nipple to crease?


If you answered yes to any of these questions then you probably need a breast lift.

Breast Lift

Types of Breast Lifts

The Wise Pattern or “Anchor” Lift

Corrects Extensive Sagging and Reshapes the Breast

Our practice commonly performs this procedure. When a patient has extensive sagging a wise pattern lift tends to give the best long-term results. This lift allows our surgeons to remove excess skin and sagging tissue. Giving the patient a higher nipple and perkier breast. This technique involves 3 incisions:

  • Around the edge of the areola.

  • An incision vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease.

  • Along the inframammary fold, hidden in the breast crease.

These incisions reduce the nipple to crease length while raising the nipple and narrowing the breast. With proper aftercare, scars fade quite nicely over time. Most of the photos in our gallery are only 5 weeks post-operative. Eventually, the incisions will continue to fade.

Vertical or “Lollipop” Lift

Corrects Moderate Sagging

A lollipop lift is very similar to a wise pattern lift. But it does not have an incision at the crease of the breast. Evidently, this lift is good for patients who do not have a lot of extra skin from nipple to crease. Although, a lollipop lift involves 2 incisions:

  • One around the edge of the areola.

  • Another running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, creating a “lollipop” shape.

Peri-Areolar or “Donut” Lift

Corrects Mild Sagging

Patients who are experiencing mild sagging. Yet still will benefit from a breast lift, and are often good candidates for a donut lift. The incision for this lift runs around the edge of the areola. Similarly, like the crescent lift. The procedure commonly performed in conjunction with breast augmentation. As a matter of fact, this lift is not right for women who have more extreme sagging or larger areolas.

Crescent Lift

Smallest Lift with Minimal Scarring

Our surgeons perform a crescent lift on patients who are getting a breast augmentation. Conversely have nipples that are just a little low. This lift involves a small incision running halfway around the top half of the areola along the edge. The surgeon removes a small crescent-shaped piece of skin above the areola to bring the nipple/areola up about 2-3 centimeters.  

A unilateral crescent lift is very common when a patient has one nipple, a little lower than the other. A crescent lift can done at the same time as a breast augmentation. Even so at a later date as an in-office procedure.

Internal Bra Mesh

Newest Lift Technique

Eberbach Plastic Surgery (EPS) brought the newest innovation in breastlifting to the Tampa Bay area. Galaflex mesh goes in conjunction with a traditional breast lift or breast lift with implants to help results last longer. During the procedure, our surgeons will insert the oval-shaped mesh material into the lower part of the breast. Then suspend it to the chest wall (near the breastbone) to provide a natural sling that lifts the breasts.

Subsequently, the mesh will naturally dissolve over time. Further, prompting the body’s ability to grow connective tissue around it to create an additional layer of support. While time and gravity can’t stopped, GalaFlex helps slow it down. Consequently, this extra layer helps with aging and gravity so results can maintained longer. 

Arrange Your Consultation Today

Our dedicated team will guide you to experience the best version of yourself. Interested in learning more about breast lift surgery with board-certified plastic surgeons and detailed pricing? Call us at (727) 868-4490 or schedule your consultation.

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