About Breast Lift Surgery
Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that recontours the breasts by trimming away loose skin and surgically tightening the remaining tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier appearance. This life-changing surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this procedure so effective and successful that new statistics by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal a nearly 70% increase in demand since 2000.
Dr. Chris Costa, a plastic surgeon in Las Vegas, NV, performs this procedure routinely. By utilizing the latest methods, Dr. Costa can choose the appropriate technique based upon the degree of sagging present, keeping in mind the desired result to create a fuller, perkier, breast. Along with his trained team of professionals, Dr. Costa creates customized treatment plans that fit your aesthetic goals in order to help you feel more comfortable and confident in the appearance of your breasts. He can also combine specific breast enhancement procedure for patients who want fuller breasts as well as a lifted appearance. To learn more about breast lift surgery and the many other breast enhancement options we provide at our practice, contact Platinum Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV to schedule a consultation with Dr. Costa.
There are women who come to Platinum Plastic Surgery desiring to have breast implants, but after a private assessment, they may discover that a cosmetic breast lift surgery could be a better option to achieve their desired outcome. Patients whose breasts have lost a significant amount of laxity usually need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the crease line, a breast lift can dramatically improve their appearance. Candidates contemplating a breast lift ideally will be in good health and at a good weight. Even though additional volume with implants may be desired, in the majority of cases a surgical lift is all that it takes to add the shape and size that is hoped for.
Breast Lift Reviews
"I had a Mommy Makeover which consisted of a tummy tuck and breast lift with liposuction on 5/21/18 with Dr. Costa. Dr. Costa was so kind and patient in answering all of my questions, fears and concerns. I am in LOVE with the results!! Simply the best surgeon!!"- L. / Healthgrades / Jul 25, 2018
"Best Decision I Ever Made!! - I am 11 weeks postop from my tummy tuck, breast lift and flank lipo., and all I can say is WOW, my results are AMAZING!!. I would recommend Dr. Costa a million times over. He was sensitive to all of my concerns and fears answering each of my questions with great patience and compassion. During my surgery and hospital stay Dr. Costa was extremely thorough with every aspect of my care from my very first preop appointment through my recovery., Dr. Costa is the absolute BEST! If you’re thinking of using Dr. Costa for any procedure please do it, you won’t regret it. I am definitely planning to travel to Vegas for my breast augmentation!"- L. / RealSelf / May 24, 2018
"I give Dr. Costa and his entire team the highest commendations for their attention to detail, above and beyond service and their genuine and quality care they provided. I recommend this doctor to anyone looking for a curated and well throughout plastic surgery experience.I am writing this review in hopes that anyone who is seeking a great plastic surgery doctor reads it and finds hope. When I met Dr, Costa, I was going through a very difficult time and my health was at risk, I was experiencing pain and very scary health symptoms as a result of my leaking breast implant and my health was deteriorating rapidly. I had gone to countless doctors seeking for expert advice and to find answers to my concerns and was left more and more disappointed with the lack of knowledge and empathy every time. After a very scary 48 hours in a hospital I was released and referred to Dr. Costa. It was when I met with Dr. Costa for the first time I knew I was in the best hands. We had an immediate connection and his ability to navigate me through my concerns and questions while putting me at ease is the reason I was able to go through with my surgery and repair my damaged breast.Dr. Costa and his team are a well-oiled machine of excellence and have impeccable customer service. From the person who answers the phones and registers patients, to his support staff everyone in that office seems to "get it" and the patient needs are ALWAYS put first. His team was in sync and worked together to make sure that I was informed and felt like a VIP every step of the way. Aside from the teamwork and great patient communication what was most impressive to me was how valued and special I was made feel in every interaction. Dr. Costa made sure that regardless of the situation my needs were put first and any concerns or fear I had was quickly quelled by his warmth and caring approach to delivering care."- A.C. / Google / Sep 25, 2018
"Dr. Costa and his staff are great! I had a very complicated procedure that went perfectly. I am happy with the care and patience with all my questions, even up to time of surgery. Dr. Costa ensured I understood what the procedure entailed, the care he was going to take to maximize results but decrease potential side effects. I am very happy with the results and recommend Dr. Costa's office for plastic surgery."- M.E. / Yelp / Feb 18, 2019
"Great experience! Very professional, very knowledgeable! I would go back or refer anyone to him!"- C.L. / Google / Aug 31, 2018
A breast lift procedure usually takes about two hours or more and is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. The duration of this treatment is dependent on the nature of breast size and sagging, as well as if additional procedures are being performed. The surgical technique used for a breast lift typically falls into two categories — the technique is defined by the location and type of the incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. The incision is first completed, and any loose skin is excised along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear healthy and younger. In most situations, the size of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Costa ahead of surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed and if size and shape are a concern, augmentation surgery with implants can be implemented at a different date.
What To Expect
Recovery for breast lift is approximately 1 – 3 weeks, but most patients do not ake any prescription pain medication after the first 24 hours. After the procedure, you will wear a medical support bra to assist with swelling. A thin drain tube may also be inserted near the location of the incision to help with excess fluid leakage that can often occur after surgery. Following the procedure, swelling usually goes away within several days. Dr. Costa or a member of his team will provide in-depth, home treatment care instructions to aid in your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery begin to take shape after a few weeks as the breasts take their higher position on your bustline.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of so many Las Vegas, NV individuals. If you have hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or stop you from wearing the clothing styles you desire, a mastopexy at Platinum Plastic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial consultation, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Costa and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will establish a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact Platinum Plastic Surgery and speak to a member of our staff to schedule a consultation.