Breast Lift | Lift with Implants in Nashville, TN, with Dr. Cash
A breast lift raises and reshapes sagging breasts to give a woman a younger and more attractive look.
Breasts can droop and flatten as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight changes, or simply the aging process. Some women have sagging breasts from puberty. A breast lift corrects sagging and reshapes the breasts to be rounder, firmer, and more uplifted.
A breast lift with implants combines breast lift surgery with breast augmentation to correct sagging and add volume to the breasts.
A breast lift, with or without implants, can make you feel better about your body and boost your self-esteem and self-confidence.
To learn how a breast lift might benefit you, contact Nashville Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Cash. Dr. Cash has attained double certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He has the training and expertise to perform complex reconstructive surgery and customized cosmetic procedures with remarkably natural-looking results.
What Is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is surgery to raise the profile of the breasts. In the procedure, excess skin is removed, tissue inside the breast is reshaped, and the nipple is repositioned higher on the breast. The size of the areola may also be reduced if it has become enlarged. The changes lift and give roundness to sagging or flattened breasts for a naturally youthful look.
When combined with breast augmentation, a breast lift also includes the placement of implants to increase breast volume, adding even more fullness
Why Choose Dr. Cash for a Breast Lift or a Breast Lift with Implants?
Your choice of cosmetic breast surgeon is the most important decision you’ll make in the process. Ample experience with this procedure is crucial. Always choose a surgeon who is board-certified through the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is the only valid board certification for a plastic surgeon. Dr. Cash has earned certification from the ABPS.
Choose a surgeon who listens and whose results demonstrate a flexible and customized approach. A skilled surgeon will tailor the details of each cosmetic procedure to your unique needs and desires. As one of the best breast lift surgeons in Nashville, Dr. Cash will spend time with you to understand the results you hope to achieve. He’ll explain what you should realistically expect, plus the risks and costs. He equips his patients with the knowledge they need to make decisions confidently, always treating everyone with respect and attention.
Why Might I Consider the Best Breast Lift in Nashville?
You might choose to have a breast lift if you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts because of sagging, asymmetry, or flatness associated with loosened skin. A breast lift can correct:
A breast lift with implants can correct any of those issues and:
By making you look and feel younger and more attractive, a breast lift can help you feel proud of your body and better about yourself. The improvements made with a breast lift can free you to wear the clothes you like with confidence and pride in your appearance.
View our breast lift before-and-after photo gallery to see the improvements Dr. Cash has helped his patients realize.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Dr. Cash can tell you if you are a good candidate for breast lift or breast augmentation in your consultation. You may be a good candidate for a breast lift:
You might be a good candidate for a breast lift with implants if you would also like to increase the size and fullness of your breasts.
It’s best to wait until you have finished having children before getting a breast lift, as pregnancy and breastfeeding can stretch the skin and supportive tissue of the breasts, bringing back unwanted sagging. Repositioning the nipple in a breast lift can also interfere with your ability to breastfeed in the future. If you do plan to have children after your breast lift, bring that up in your consultation with Dr. Cash.
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Meet Dr. Michael Cash
At Nashville Plastic Surgery, our mission is to treat you with the utmost respect, help you make an educated decision, and provide you with the finest medical services in a safe and professional environment.
Dr. Cash, our board-certified plastic surgeon, specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and more. Schedule a consultation today to learn more!
What Are the Options?
Dr. Cash will tailor your breast lift in Nashville to your anatomy and desires and will guide you in the decision of whether to combine your breast lift with the placement of implants.
Both breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries involve some choices, depending on the improvements to be made. Many of these choices will be made by Dr. Cash, considering both optimal outcomes and safety, but some will require your input.
Breast augmentation involves choices of:
Placement of incisions
Excess skin is removed in a half circle around the top of the areola to correct minor sagging or downward-facing nipples.
Peri-areolar, or Benelli lift
Excess skin is removed in a circle around the areola to correct moderate sagging.
Vertical or “lollipop” lift
A circular incision around the areola is combined with a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the center of the crease below the breast to correct more extensive sagging
Inverted T or “anchor” lift
A circular incision around the areola and a vertical incision down to the crease below the breast are combined with an incision along the curve of the crease below the breast to correct extensive sagging.
Planning Your Breast Lift
Your breast lift at Nashville Plastic Surgery starts with a consultation with Dr. Cash. He will examine you, ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals for the procedure, listen to your concerns, and answer your questions.
When he has a full understanding of your wishes, he will recommend a surgical approach for your breast lift and advise on the option to combine the procedure with the placement of implants. He will propose the approach that will give you the results you want with the least risk. He will describe what the procedure entails, its risks and cost, and what you can expect in recovery as you heal from the surgery.
Dr. Cash’s goal in every cosmetic procedure is to produce the most natural-looking results with the least discomfort and lowest level of risk for the patient.
What Does Breast Lift Surgery Involve?
Breast lift surgery usually takes place while patients are under general anesthesia. Dr. Cash will make incisions following the plan discussed in your initial consultation. He will remove excess skin and reposition the nipple and tissue within the breast to achieve the desired breast shape and position. If you are also having implants, Dr. Cash will create a pocket within the breast tissue or behind the chest muscle and place the implant. Once all changes have been made, he will close the pocket with absorbable sutures to hold the implant in place and close the incisions in your skin with fine stitches to minimize scarring.
Breast lift surgery usually takes about two hours, longer if combined with the placement of implants.
You’ll have your incisions covered with sterile bandages. When the anesthesia has worn off and you are fully alert, you can go home. You’ll need a friend or family member to drive you and stay with you for the first night.
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What to Expect During Your Breast Lift Recovery
You’ll need some time for rest and recovery at home after your surgery and should plan to take about a week off from work. You may experience some discomfort in the first few days, which you can manage with pain medication. You may also have some swelling and bruising in your breasts, which will gradually resolve as your tissue heals.
Dr. Cash will provide you with detailed instructions on how to take care of yourself as you recover, when to see him for follow-up appointments, and how to reach him with any concerns. You’ll probably wear a surgical bra for the first week to help hold your breasts in their new shape and minimize short-term swelling. After that, you’ll transition to a sports bra for support. You can resume low-impact activities and exercise after about two weeks, gradually building up to your typical activity level by about six weeks after surgery.
Schedule Your Nashville Breast Lift Consultation
Contact Nashville Plastic Surgery online or by calling (615) 454-2271 to schedule a consultation for a breast lift with Dr. Cash. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure, and recommend the best and safest approach. Patients in metro Nashville and throughout Middle Tennessee choose Dr. Cash as their cosmetic surgeon because of his ability to create stunning results and the caring attention he and his staff provide.
Breast Lift FAQs
A breast lift is a procedure where the breast and the nipple are lifted so that the breast has a better shape and a more full appearance. The nipple is lifted to approximately mid upper arm level and the excess breast tissue and skin are removed from the bottom of the breast. This allows the fullness to remain in the upper part of the breast.
A breast lift should last many years. Of course, no one can stop gravity from happening, but once the shape and position of the breast is improved with a breast lift, this should remain for many years. Life changes such as weight loss or gain can affect the long term outcome of a breast lift.
A breast lift is performed using several techniques, but our typical technique includes making an anchor incision and leaving the nipple and areola attached to the underlying breast tissue. The nipple and areola are moved up to approximately mid-upper arm level and the excess breast tissue and skin are removed from the lower portion of the breast. This leaves the breast more full in the upper portion (or upperpole) of the breast which improves the shape and appearance.
A breast reduction and a breast lift are essentially the same operation, but it really just indicates how much breast tissue is removed. During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your hopes for the size you would like your breasts to be. The appropriate amount of breast tissue is removed to achieve this goal.
The incisions take approximately 4-6 weeks to heal. It is recommended that you refrain from immersing the incisions for 4 weeks to allow the best outcome of the scars. However, you will be able to shower 48 hours after the operation.
We often find that patients do not complain of a significant amount of discomfort and are able to return to their life much sooner than they expected. We use numbing injection into the breast during the operation which helps improve post-operative pain control.
The operation is an outpatient procedure and you will go home the same day.
Drains are not used during a breast lift
After the operation you will have steri-strips on the incisions, gauze over the incisions and be placed in a surgical bra. Two days after the operation you will be able to shower. Remove the surgical bra, throw away the gauze and shower. When you are done showering, pat the incisions dry and then put the surgical bra back on. You will wear the surgical bra for approximately a week and then we will have you switch to a supportive sports bra.
It is often more comfortable for women to sleep somewhat elevated after the operation for several days. It is not necessary to sleep elevated in a recliner, but adding a few more pillows to the bed at night may be most comfortable.
Certainly getting pregnant after a breast lift is possible, but the outcome of the breast lift will be affected by milk production or breast feeding. The increase and decrease of the size of the breast during childbirth and thereafter may cause the breast to droop again. It is not recommended to get pregnant shortly after the operation.
Yes, combining a breast lift and a breast augmentation is a common procedure. The breast lift returns the nipple to the desired location, and removing the excess skin and breast tissue from below the breast improve the breast shape. Adding a breast implant to the procedure gives more upper pole fullness or fullness at the top of the breast, which many women desire.
A breast lift or a mastopexy can range from $7500-$9000. Sometimes the patient would benefit from other procedures to be performed with a breast lift to improve the cosmetic outcome. These other procedures may include adding a breast implant or performing liposuction at the same time.