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What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is one of several possible surgical procedures that lifts sagging or drooping breasts by removing or tightening excess tissue and raising the position of the nipple/areolar area. The procedure selected will depend on the amount of reshaping required, and whether implants will be placed to create more volume.

With age, skin throughout the face and body begins to lose its youthful elasticity – and that includes the breasts. When your chest begins to droop and sag, a breast lift with Dr. Larson can restore your perky figure. He is one of the highest-regarded surgeons for preforming breast lifts Tucson has to offer.

Rediscover your youthful breast.

Beautiful, confident, attractive – Dr. Larson's breast lift is designed to make you feel all of these things and more. The procedure elevates sagging tissue, trims away excess skin and subtly contours the breasts to restore a beautiful, shapely figure

What can a breast lift do for you?

When performed by Dr. Larson’s masterful hand, a breast lift can transform your appearance by:

  • Reshaping flat or misshapen breasts
  • Elevating a drooping or sagging chest
  • Contouring your chest after weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding


Will a breast lift increase my chest size?

IIt’s important to note that a breast lift is ideal for Tucson women who want to elevate a downward pointing chest. On its own, it cannot reduce or enlarge your breasts. If you want to change the size of your chest along with elevating aging tissue, you will need to combine the procedure with a breast reduction or breast augmentation.

What are general recovery guidelines for a breast lift?

General guidelines include the following:

  • If your job is not too physically demanding, you can probably resume normal activities within a few weeks.
  • Walk around as soon as possible to avoid blood clots.
  • Expect swelling and bruising of the breasts. An elastic bandage to support the breasts can reduce swelling, and warm compresses and/or homeopathic products, as recommended by Dr. Larson, can alleviate bruising.
  • It can take as long as six months for scars to fade, but the incisions are typically located in the areas in which they will be unlikely to show even in underwear or a bathing suit, such as the crease below the breast. If you have a history of problems with scarring, be sure to discuss this with Dr. Larson in advance of the surgery.

Are You A Candidate for a breast lift?

These selections are incredibly important because they determine how your breasts will look and feel on your body after surgery.

If you can answer yes to the following questions, there’s a good chance that you will benefit from a breast lift.

  • Do your breasts droop due to pregnancy, breastfeeding and/or weight fluctuations?
  • Are you finished having children?
  • Are you over the age of 18?
  • Is your weight stable?

If you answered yes to the above questions, there’s a good chance that you will benefit from a breast lift.

Are there any other candidacy issues?

he other considerations are standard for virtually any type of cosmetic surgery, and they include:

  • Being in overall good health to minimize the risk of any complications.
  • Having realistic expectations of the outcome of the surgery.

Perkier, firmer breasts can definitely boost your confidence and morale, and help you to feel younger, but they are not the solution to every issue you may have with the way you look. Dr. Larson will have discussed all your options, which may include breast implants if you feel your breasts are too small, so that you fully understand the results a breast lift can and cannot achieve for you.

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What are the procedures for a breast lift?

Dr. Larson utilizes several techniques for breast lift surgery in Tucson. He will help you select the right one for you in an initial consultation. In the meantime, here are the three options for a breast lift and what you need to know about each one.

The primary differences among the three types are the position and size of the incision, and the location and visibility of any scar.

Standard Breast Lift

Sometimes called the “anchor” breast lift because of the shape of the incision, the standard breast lift is the traditional approach to this procedure. It involves an incision around the areola, down the front of the breast and along the breast crease. It tends to be appropriate for most of our Tucson patients and allows Dr. Larson to achieve maximum reshaping and lifting benefits, because it allows for maximal access to all areas of the breast and tissue. This is why it is the procedure most often used when breast augmentation—the addition of implants—is to be combined with a breast lift.

Doughnut Breast Lift

The doughnut breast lift involves a small incision around your areola. The resulting scar blends in and should be virtually imperceptible. Through that opening, Dr. Larson can reshape a small amount of tissue, as well as resize a stretched areola. It is designed for women with mild breast drooping who may need more to elevate the nipple than reconfigure a great deal of breast tissue. In some cases, breast implants can be used to achieve virtually the same effect as a doughnut breast lift. This will be determined during your consultation with Dr. Larson. The procedure is also used to reduce the size of the areola.

Lollipop Breast Lift

The lollipop lift requires an incision around the areola and down the front of the breast. It’s a great “in between” lift that’s less intensive than the standard, but allows for more reshaping than the doughnut. It tends to be best for Tucson women who need a moderate lift. It is called a “lollipop” breast lift, because of the circular incision around the areola and the incision that “stems” down from it, so it resembles a lollipop.

Breast Lift + Implants

For women who want to elevate and enhance their natural breasts, Dr. Larson can combine your lift with placing implants to create greater breast volume. Doing so will not increase your recovery time by much and the same incisions can be used for both procedures.

When done together, these two techniques yield a dramatic transformation that can take years off your appearance.

Learn more about your breast augmentation options here
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Why choose Dr. Larson for a breast lift in Tucson?

Dr. Larson is a highly regarded plastic and cosmetic surgeon who has successfully performed hundreds of cosmetic procedures for the breast, body, and face.

He served as the former Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona and as an Assistant Professor at the College of Medicine. More than that, he has pursued advanced training in breast reconstruction under some of the top surgeons and microsurgeons in the United States.

His experience and advanced training, coupled with his care and compassion, make him an ideal choice for any type of cosmetic surgery in Tucson.

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