Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery in Virginia Beach, VA
Also serving Chesapeake & Norfolk
With age, weight fluctuations and pregnancy, many women’s breasts change in volume, firmness and shape. These changes combined with decreasing skin elasticity can cause the breast to sag, lose firmness or appear smaller. Breast lift surgery is a great way to restore the youthful appearance of full, firm breasts. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Bounds, Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach serves the residents of Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and surrounding communities in Virginia.
Before and After Breast Lift Results
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What is Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)?
Breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that reshapes and raises sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery is sometimes combined with breast implants to increase volume and firmness of the breasts.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
When considering breast lift surgery, begin the process with a consultation with Dr. Bounds. He will assess your overall health and the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts and determine a course of action to achieve the results you seek. You are a good candidate for breast lift surgery if:
- Your breasts have lost shape or volume and are sagging
- You are in good health and maintain a stable weight
- You are a non-smoker
- Your breasts are not the same shape or size, or one breast is lower than the other
- Your breasts appear flat and somewhat elongated
- You have stretched skin and/or enlarged areolas
Thousands of women undergo breast lift surgery and are delighted with the results that lift, firm and shape their breasts, giving them greater self-confidence and a sense of overall well-being.
The Breast Lift Surgery Procedure
Dr. Bounds performs breast lift surgery on an outpatient basis in his in-office surgical suite. The surgery usually lasts two to four hours, after which a registered nurse will attend to you as you awaken in the recovery room.
After you are fully awake and Dr. Bounds is satisfied that you are comfortable, you will be released to go home with a relative or trusted friend.
Recovery from Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)
In most cases, you will be able to return to work within four to seven days. Strenuous exercise will be limited for two to four weeks depending on your comfort level and the results from your follow-up consultation. Drink plenty of water and avoid excessive salt intake to minimize swelling. Light exercise, such as walking, is recommended.
How Much Does Breast Lift Cost in Virginia Beach?
Breast lift costs vary dramatically depending upon the extent of the surgery required to obtain optimal results. Dr. Bounds will discuss the cost of your individual procedure with you at your consultation. We are proud to offer CareCredit® and ALPHAEON financing to our clients whom wish to use convenient monthly plans. For more information, visit our financing page.
Your Consult with Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Kevin Bounds is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the only plastic surgery organization recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has decades of experience in breast procedures and has helped countless women achieve their desired bust with a mastopexy. During your consult, Dr. Bounds will discuss your cosmetic goals, medical history and medications or supplements you are currently taking. He will examine the area and develop a surgical approach to reach your results with a breast lift.
Whether you’re having a crescent, lollipop or anchor breast lift, or a breast lift with breast implants, Dr. Bounds will take the time to go over the procedure details, so you understand the entire process.
You may be asked to fill out our patient forms before you come to our Virginia Beach office or upon your arrival, including patient registration paperwork, HIPPA privacy agreement and health questionnaire. Come prepared with a list of questions for Dr. Bounds and ready to discuss your medical history and family history of medical concerns.
What Patients Have to Say About Dr. Kevin Bounds
“I have been a patient of Dr. Bounds for years, and he has performed various procedures for me. I am continually amazed and 100% satisfied withhis work. He is honest, will not perform a procedure he does not think you need. He takes great care with his patients, follows up, and ensures you are given the best guidance you can be given. His staff are always professional, knowledgeable, and patient with the clients. I would highly recommend Dr. Bounds and his care team! On another note, when having mammograms, I have not met a nurse, yet, that did not also speak extremely highly of Dr. Bounds!” – Shannon C.
“First class service all the way around! From the front office to the surgical staff, Dr. Bounds has the best of the best in his office. You are always greeted with a smile and a warm welcome each time you come through the door. Dr. Bounds is the kindest and most knowledgeable surgeon that I’ve met, and he genuinely cares for you overall. There was not one question that I had that didn’t go unanswered. I’m so happy that I entrusted Dr. Bounds for my surgery, and I highly recommend this office to everyone!!! You will not be disappointed!” – Janna R.
Breast Lift FAQs
What Causes Breast Ptosis (Drooping)?
Breast ptosis, or drooping breasts, is commonly caused by significant weight loss, pregnancy, macromastia (large breasts) and hormonal fluctuations. All breast sizes can experience breast sagging, which may worsen with age as the tissues and supporting ligaments stretch and the breasts lose volume.
There are various degrees of breast ptosis, which start with mild sagging where most of the breast tissue underneath the nipple extends lower than the breast crease, but the nipple points outward and is above the fold. Second-degree breast sagging occurs when the nipple faces downward and sits below the breast crease, and grade three ptosis happens when the upper pole of the breast is also beneath the breast crease.
You can test your degree of breast ptosis at home with the “pencil test” for breast sagging. Place a pencil underneath one of your breasts in the crease. If the pencil stays in place when you let go, you likely have some degree of ptosis but pay attention to where the parts of your breasts are in relation to the pencil. For example, does the nipple and breast tissue hang beneath the pencil?
What Risks are Associated with Breast Lift?
Every surgery comes with risks, but you can reduce certain complications by choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs procedures at an accredited surgical facility, such as Dr. Bounds. Breast lift risks can include anesthesia complications, changes in breast and nipple sensation, fluid accumulation, infection, poor healing, and others. Dr. Bounds will discuss breast lift risks during your consultation and answer your questions and concerns.
When Will I See My Breast Lift Results?
You will notice an elevated, perkier bust right after your mastopexy, but it takes time for post-operative swelling to dissipate and lines from the incisions sites to fade. Your final breast lift results will settle in a few months after your surgery.
Breast lift results are long-lasting but won’t stop the aging process or gravity from taking its toll. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and weight, you can enjoy your youthful breasts for longer.
Can Breast Implants Correct Breast Sag?
Dr. Bounds can evaluate your degree of breast ptosis. Some women with minimal breast sagging who want to increase their breast size may be able to correct mild ptosis with breast implants. However, this is on a case-by-case basis.
Plastic Surgery of Virginia Beach is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Kevin Bounds and his team offer breast lifts to the residents of Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Newport News and the surrounding communities in Virginia. Contact us today!