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Breast Lift in Huntsville, AL

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Breast Lift Surgery

Perky breasts are often the mark of a youthful figure, but for many women, time, pregnancy, and struggles with their weight have robbed them of full and firm breasts. The breasts, more than any other area of the body, are prone to sagging over time. Unfortunately, there isn’t a natural correction available to reverse laxity in the breast tissue. Breast lift surgery is designed to restore firmness and youthful projection to sagging breasts by lifting and supporting the breast tissue.

How Can Breast Lift Surgery Help?

For many women, their breasts play a key role in creating youthful, feminine curves. A breast lift can help restore these curves in women with adequate breast volume who have begun to experience breast ptosis (sagging). A breast lift can also significantly improve breast augmentation results for women who lack volume and suffer from breast droop. Dr. Wilson customizes each breast lift procedure to provide the individual patient with results that best suit her needs and that highlight her body’s natural physique.

Identifying Breast Ptosis


Women with mild breast ptosis have a small portion of lower breast tissue that sits below the inframammary crease. Generally, the nipples still have a good projection and point outward.


Women with moderate breast ptosis have a significant portion of lower breast tissue that sits below the inframammary crease. The nipples may have also begun to point downward.


Women with severe breast ptosis have the majority of their lower breast tissue sitting below the inframammary crease. The nipples will have begun to droop and, in many cases, point down toward the floor.


Incision Types


  • Created along the outer border of the areola
  • Ideal for women with mild breast ptosis
  • Provides limited correction to sagging breast tissue
  • Results in almost no visible scarring


  • Created along the outer border of the areola and vertically down the lower breast tissue
  • Ideal for women with moderate breast ptosis
  • May result in some mild visible scarring


  • Created along the outer border of the areola, vertically down the lower breast tissue, and along the breast crease
  • Ideal for women with severe breast ptosis
  • Provides the most significant and extensive correction
  • Results in the most visible scarring but achieves the most dramatic changes

What do you desire?

Reverse Post-Pregnancy Droop

It is natural for your breasts to lose their shape and firmness following pregnancy and breastfeeding. For many women, their breasts appear deflated following nursing. If you have struggled to regain your pre-baby physique, drooping breasts may be preventing you from achieving the silhouette you desire. A breast lift will reverse the effects of pregnancy for a more natural, flattering breast appearance.

Restore Perkier Breasts Post-Weight Loss

Whether a minor or major difference, women often lament the loss of tone and projection in their breasts following weight loss. It is normal to lose fat from the breasts during weight loss, but this process leaves behind weakened breast tissue that may begin to lose its shape and sag. A breast lift will provide support to weakened breast tissue for a perkier breast profile.

Improve Age-Related Sagging

Tissue laxity in the breasts is a common result of the natural aging process. If your breasts have begun to sag, chances are you feel that your body lacks a youthful, firm appearance. Removing excess breast tissue and providing additional support to lax tissue can restore a firmer look and feel to your breast tissue. Achieving firmer breasts often helps create a more youthful body contour.

Enhance Breast Augmentation Results

Women seeking a breast augmentation to correct a lack of volume in their breasts may also find that they are experiencing some degree of breast ptosis. If left untreated, breast sagging can affect the quality of your breast augmentation over time. Addressing breast droopiness prior to or during a breast augmentation provides extra support to implants, which helps your newly augmented breasts maintain their natural and attractive appearance.

Breast Lift Concerns


You will experience bruising and swelling in the breasts following your surgery. A special compression bra may be worn to provide support to your healing breasts and minimize excess swelling. You will be required to limit your strenuous physical activities for several weeks following your procedure. Most patients return to work within one week of their surgery and can resume their regular exercise routine after four weeks. Most major swelling should subside within six weeks, at which time your final results will become visible.


Breast lift surgery is performed with the patient under general anesthesia for a painless procedure. You may experience some minor discomfort in the first few days following your surgery. Oral pain medication can be used to control any associated discomfort.


The extent of scar development will depend on the incision technique used for your breast lift as well as your body’s natural healing process. Every patient heals differently, but if you do develop scarring, it is likely to fade over time.


The cost of a breast lift is decided on a patient-by-patient basis after a thorough consultation. The extent of correction needed will affect the cost of your breast lift. Cost is also subject to changes depending on surgical fees, implant fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees.

Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions in Huntsville, AL

What type of anesthesia is used during a breast lift?

Breast lifts are performed using general anesthesia because patients need to be in a completely relaxed state to achieve the best results possible.

How long after pregnancy should I wait before undergoing a breast lift?

You should be finished breastfeeding and allow several months for your breasts to naturally regain their shape. It is recommended that patients wait at least six months following their completion of nursing before considering breast lift surgery. It is also suggested that women undergo a breast lift only after they have finished having children.

How long after my weight loss should I wait before undergoing a breast lift?

It is important that weight-loss patients are at or near their goal weight and have maintained a stable weight for at least six months. Additional weight gain or weight loss following a breast lift can affect the appearance of the breasts. Most patients receive their post-weight loss breast lift after maintaining their results for six months to a year.

Can I have a breast lift if I already have implants?

While it is recommended that you have a breast lift prior to or in combination with your augmentation, it is possible to perform a breast lift on women with previously augmented breasts. These cases are usually in women who received a breast augmentation when they were younger and have developed breast sagging over time.

How long will my breast lift results last?

A breast lift is designed to provide permanent correction and long-lasting support. An internal suturing technique is used provide additional support to the breast tissue so that your results will be maintained as you age.

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