Breast Lift

Many women suffer from sagging or misshapen breasts. These symptoms come with aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, heredity, and changes in weight. If you’d like to lift and improve the contours of your breasts without breast implants – a breast lift might be right for you! *As with any procedure and/or treatment, the results may vary.

To raise and firm the breasts, many women undergo breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy. A new, improved contour is created by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding breast tissue. Breast lifts do not significantly change the shape of the breast, nor do they round the upper part of the breast. If you’re interested in enlarged breasts, read more about our breast augmentation options.

If you are concerned with enlarged areolas, a breast lift can also reduce the size of areolas.

How It Works

Several incisions are made, depending upon the goals of the surgery and the recommendations of the surgeon. A new, improved contour is created by removing the excess skin and shaping and tightening the surrounding breast tissue. The result is a rejuvenated, shapelier breast.

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A breast lift can reduce the size of enlarged areolas. It also corrects sagging breasts and drooping nipples, repositioning the areolas to restore a more youthful, natural shape. It can be used in conjunction with a breast enlargement if a fuller profile is desired. The surgery chosen will depend upon the goals of the surgery, the patient’s desired outcome, and the doctor’s recommendations.


As with any surgery, there are risks. Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Swartz will discuss the potential for complications and risks based on your medical history and the specific procedure you’ll be undergoing. Breast lifts are generally considered quite safe.


The swelling from the surgery should diminish in two to four weeks. It may take up to three months for the tissue to settle into the final form. You should allow a year for the surgical scars to fade and flatten. The final outcome depends upon the specific procedure, your health and ability to heal, and the care you take of the incisions after the surgery.


The breast lift procedure will be different for everyone. Please call the office to schedule a consult. *As with any procedure and/or treatment, the results may vary.


Dr. O’Neill and Dr. Swartz perform all types of cosmetic and reconstruction breast surgeries, including breast lifts, at O’Neill Plastic Surgery conveniently located in Charleston, South Carolina, on Daniel Island. Learn more about your options and discuss any questions you may have with a consultation. Call today at 843-881-2130 or contact us online.

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