What Is a Breast Lift?

The effects of aging, weight loss, gravity, and pregnancy can profoundly affect the appearance of a woman’s breasts, causing them to stretch and sag. Dr. Burgdorf performs breast lift surgery (mastopexy) to create a perkier, more youthful-looking breast profile and restore the nipple-areola complex. 

Dr. Mike will take the time to explain the procedure and its benefits in a friendly, easy-to-understand, manner. A significant difference in his technique, compared to other plastic surgeons, is that he makes sure he doesn’t remove the major blood vessels in the breasts. This helps to ensure a quick recovery and a healthy future for your body.

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What are the benefits of a breast lift?

  • Corrects breast ptosis
  • Elevates the breasts on the chest wall
  • Enhances the perkiness of the nipples
  • Creates a more youthful-looking silhouette
  • Expands clothing choices
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Complements breast augmentation or reduction
  • Natural-looking results

Trust Your Breast Lift Surgery to Dr. Burgdorf

Breast lift surgeries are complex operations that should be performed by properly qualified plastic surgeons. Dr. Burgdorf is a board-certified aesthetic authority who specializes in all aspects of breast rejuvenation, including augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, and breast revision surgery. Schedule your consultation.

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Who is an ideal candidate for a breast lift?

Where breast augmentation focuses on improving the size and shape of the breasts, mastopexy is concerned with correcting the sagging skin that may result from aging, pregnancy, or massive weight loss. However, the two surgeries are often performed in combination to achieve the most comprehensive results possible. 

Good candidates are frustrated by drooping breasts and nipples that face downward. They should be healthy non-smokers who are not currently struggling with any uncontrolled medical concerns, such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. They should have realistic expectations for their outcome, which is based on their private consultation with the Music City Plastic Surgery team. 

During your consultation, Dr. Burgdorf will conduct a physical examination as well as a thorough medical review to make sure that mastopexy will be safe for you and that you will obtain the results you envision.

Combining a Breast Lift With Augmentation

A breast lift will correct breast sagging and loose skin and can also improve the look of the nipples. In some cases, depending on the amount of breast tissue a patient has before a breast lift, a breast implant may also be needed to restore lost volume. After the excess skin and breast tissue are removed, the skin is tightened to give you a shapelier aesthetic. Refining the contour of your breasts can help improve your self-confidence. To learn if you are a candidate for a breast lift in Nashville, please contact our friendly office today.

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GalaFlex: The Internal Bra

During his training, Dr. Burgdorf learned that the most common concern in women undergoing breast lift surgery was not maintaining the elevated position of their breasts long enough after their procedure.  After years of meticulously searching for just the right solution, Dr. Burgdorf landed upon a substance he terms the “Internal Bra”, aka GalaFlex. GalaFlex is a dissolvable mesh made of suture-like material that effectively acts like an internal bra, elevating and maintaining the shape and position of the breast. This mesh gradually dissolves over time (1.5-2 years on average) and the body replaces it with its own collagen. This allows the resulting area to become five times stronger than natural breast tissue, the same tissue that has proven unreliable with its damage from gravity, weight changes, size fluctuations, and life in general. 

While a breast lift on its own can successfully reposition the breast and nipple-areolar complex higher up on the chest wall, the enemy known as gravity never stops. Now, it can be minimized and held at bay for a longer period of time with the ally called GalaFlex.

This mesh allows an individual to more confidently elevate her breasts, choose a desired implant size, and maintain her breast substance without fear of “bottoming out” in the near future. It can lead to longer-term happiness by extending the longevity of results after a breast lift surgery in Nashville. Using GalaFlex is essentially a built-in insurance plan for maintaining your desired look.

Schedule Your Consultation for a Breast Lift in Nashville, TN

Come experience Music City Plastic Surgery and let us help you Build Your Beautiful! Whichever procedure you seek, our Nashville Natural™ approach will allow your inner beauty to shine through while enhancing your outer appearance. Discover the Dr. Burgdorf difference and get ready for an unparalleled plastic surgery experience!

You can schedule your consultation with Dr. Burgdorf today by calling 1-615-205-5155. You may also click here to schedule your in-person or virtual consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Burgdorf will take the time to listen to your needs, answer all your questions regarding your unique aesthetic goals, and ensure that you are comfortable and confident with your treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!

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Why Choose Music City Plastic Surgery for your Breast Lift?

Dr. Burgdorf is known for his expertise and artistry in the field of breast surgery. As an award-winning expert and board-certified aesthetic authority, Dr. Burgdorf strives to exceed expectations at every stage of your cosmetic journey. At the outset, he provides a thoughtful, in-depth consultation, answering your questions and ensuring that your chosen procedure will be safe, comfortable, and successful. During surgery, he is exacting and precise, minimizing risks while expediting recovery time. After surgery, Dr. Burgdorf is devoted to your aftercare and conducts extensive follow-up. He is strongly committed to staying ahead of the latest advancements in technology and continues to empower patients each day with the knowledge and information they need to make the most powerful choices for their well-being.

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Breast Lift FAQ

Can I breastfeed after a breast lift?

Is a breast lift painful?

Does undergoing breast lift surgery make it more difficult to detect breast cancer on a mammogram?

Can breast lift surgery be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

How long will it take after a breast lift until I can wear a regular bra?

Can I breastfeed after a breast lift?

If you intend to breastfeed down the line, make sure to let Dr. Burgdorf know ahead of time so he can take the right approach to your incisions and procedure. As long as the nipple remains attached to the breast tissue, breastfeeding should still be possible in the future. In cases of more significant ptosis, the doctor may need to create a nipple graft, which might compromise nipple sensitivity and function.

Is a breast lift painful?

During breast lift surgery, patients are unconscious due to general anesthesia and they feel no pain. After surgery, Dr. Burgdorf will provide prescriptions for narcotic pain medications to help keep patients comfortable and relaxed during the first few days of their recovery. Within 2-3 days, most patients switch to over-the-counter medications like acetaminophen.

Does undergoing breast lift surgery make it more difficult to detect breast cancer on a mammogram?

While the breast image will change after surgery, mastopexy does not make it more difficult to diagnose or treat cancer.

Can breast lift surgery be combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes. Many patients undergo mastopexy in combination with breast augmentation, breast reduction, mommy makeover surgery, and abdominoplasty.

How long will it take after a breast lift until I can wear a regular bra?

Dr. Burgdorf typically recommends that you wear a bra with no underwire for about 6 weeks after surgery. He will give you the go-ahead when you can resume wearing a normal bra.

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