Who is a candidate?
A healthy patient who is a non-smoker (>4 weeks)
A patient displeased with lower-hanging or asymmetric breast(s)
The surgery can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. There are multiple options for breast lift surgery. The choice of incisions is governed largely by the degree of lift required and will be discussed with Dr. Galanis as part of your consultation. These incisions are typically located around the areola in a concentric pattern, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, or horizontally at the breast crease (see below). As a general rule, the more lift that is required, the more involved the incision pattern. Depending on patient goals, an implant may be placed at the same time as a lift.
If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery, please fill out our contact form and we will be happy to assist you! Alternatively, you can call to schedule a consultation to see Dr. Galanis in Beverly Hills at 310-858-8930 or in Chicago at 844-GALANIS (844-425-2647).
Pain: Variable. Oral pain medicine may be needed for up to 7-10 days
Special garment: A compression bra will be provided and should be worn for 2 weeks. A sports bra may be worn beginning at 2 weeks. A wire bra may not be worn until at least 4 weeks postoperatively.
Drain removal: Rarely placed; if placed typically removed by 1 week.
Suture removal: All sutures are dissolvable
Time off work: Expect to require 1-2 weeks off of work depending on job demands.
Follow-up: You will be seen in office following surgery at 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, and 3 months or as needed