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Breast Lift in Miami, FL

What is a Breast Lift?

improve breast shape and definition

For many women, the breasts are the area where the ravages of time quickly become the most apparent as they age. This is a natural part of aging, but many feel distressed as they witness a rapid deterioration in breast shape, firmness, and a droopy appearance after pregnancy.

During pregnancy and for some time after, the breasts increase significantly in size. If a woman breastfeeds, this enlargement lasts many months. After the breasts are restored to normal size, they are often left looking droopy, saggy, and deflated in appearance. Nipples may appear lower on the breast, pointing downward, areolas may be stretched and enlarged, and overall shape and definition of the breast are lost. This can be fixed with a Breast lift.

In cases where breast enlargement persists even after birth, potentially causing back pain, discomfort, and rashes, a breast reduction may be used in conjunction with a mastopexy to restore definition to the breasts. Similarly, in cases where breast volume has been lost, our Miami Breast Lift can be performed in conjunction with a breast enlargement procedure, using either breast implants or fat transfer breast augmentation. Even on its own, a breast lift procedure can do wonders to improve breast shape and definition, return enlarged areolas to their original size, and readjust nipple position to an upright, outward orientation.

What is Involved in a Breast Lift

rejuvenated breast size, appearance, and shape

A breast lift in Miami involves tightening of the breast skin envelope and usually lifting the nipple. This can be combined with breast augmentation and may involve scars on the breast, but many women are happy to trade a scar on the breast for rejuvenated breast size, appearance, and shape.

Dr. White has had considerable experience with revision breast surgery and has written about more advanced surgical techniques in various publications regarding cosmetic breast surgery, such as the use of special supportive slings, like Alloderm and Strattice. During your consultation for a Breast Lift Miami patients will get an explanation from Dr. White with the details of how you could benefit from this procedure and what your surgical options are.

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What Are the Different Types of Breast Lift?

There are 4 major ways to accomplish a breast lift. These include:

Breast Implants

Breast implants will restore the volume that the patient had prior to post-pregnancy deflation. This method accomplishes a modest lift of the areola.

A Periareolar or Crescent Lift

This involves a 1-2 cm lift of the nipple-areola complex and can result in a well-hidden incision around the areola.

A Vertical Breast Lift

This procedure allows for breast skin removal with a larger resultant lift and a lollipop-shaped scar. This type of lift is more ideal for a woman whose nipple has drifted 1 to 3 cm below the breast fold.

T-Scar Lift

If the nipple has dropped to a point at which it is now at the lower portion of the breast, a “T” or anchor-shaped scar is often the most useful and effective surgery to lift the breast. Although the scar is larger, these scars will fade with time. In the end, the patient achieves a significantly improved breast shape.

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Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

restoring a youthful-looking bust

If your breasts have sagged with pregnancy or aging and your nipples have lost their perky projection, a breast lift in Miami may be able to correct these issues, restoring a youthful-looking bust.

Good candidates for surgery are mentally and physically healthy, and they are not currently dealing with any significant medical issues that might complicate their surgery. They should be non-smokers, or willing to quit for a substantial amount of time before and after mastopexy. Lastly, patients should be undergoing breast lift surgery to please themselves and no one else. Expectations should be realistic yet positive, based on a private consultation with our team.

What Should I Expect from Breast Lift Surgery in Miami?

prior to the surgery

Before your surgery, you should have an idea about what to expect during the surgery. It will help you feel more at ease and better prepared for your recovery. Your surgeon will make two incisions in one of three places, either around the areolae, toward the breast creases or horizontally along the breast creases.

Depending on the named goal of your Miami Breast Lift, your doctor will make these incisions to achieve the appearance you envision. Your doctor may remove some excess breast skin, or may lift the nipples for a more youthful appearance, or reduce the size of stretched nipples that appear unsightly. When the surgery is finished, your doctor will close the incisions.

In most cases, the surgery will take between two and three hours and you’ll be able to return home the same day. If you have any questions or concerns, we are committed to open communication with all of our patients. You should feel completely comfortable with the breast lift procedure, and educated on what to expect prior to the surgery taking place.

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Breast Lift in Miami Candidacy at a Glance

Ideal Candidates

  • Sagging, drooping breasts
  • Nipples that fall below the inframammary crease
  • A desire to obtain a perkier breast projection
  • Of sound mind and body
  • Non-smoking
  • Aware of the surgical risks
  • Willing to follow the doctor’s instructions
  • Realistic expectations

How Long Does the Breast Lift Procedure Take?

Most breast lift surgeries take about two to three hours depending on what is needed to restore and rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts. You will fully understand what the healing process involves, and what you need to do to ensure that recovery goes well. It is important that you follow the doctor’s orders regarding rest and recuperation after surgery so that you heal quickly and correctly.

There are a few things that you can do to prepare for the surgery. You should have a mammogram to make sure that your breasts are healthy. Your doctor will evaluate your breast tissue condition to prepare for the surgical procedure. If you smoke, you should take advantage of this opportunity to quit altogether. Smoking inhibits blood flow, which can slow the healing process, increase infection rates, and lead to worse scars. You must arrange for some help after surgery. You will feel woozy and dizzy, and will need a relative or friend to drive you home after you have spent some time recovering from the procedure.

What is the Recovery Time From a Breast Lift Surgery?

After the surgery, it is imperative that you take it easy, relax, and rest. You want to make sure that your breasts get every chance to heal. You will most likely have small tubes near the incision points to drain fluid. If you move too quickly, strain, or get too active early in recovery, you may rip stitches in the incision sites, creating problems.

For two weeks after your Breast Lift Miami patients' breasts will be swollen and you will have some level of bruising. You may feel some pain and discomfort around the incision areas. Your doctor will have provided you with a prescription for pain medication to manage the first few days after surgery. You will be sore, and you must avoid heavy lifting or any type of strain on the area. Sleeping on your back propped by extra pillows is advised during recovery. Your doctor will tell you when you can resume your daily activities as well as showering. Wait two weeks before resuming sexual activity as it can strain the treated area.

Breast Lift Cost & Financing Options

financing options available

Breast lift surgery comes with a national average physician’s fee of $5,012, according to the latest data available. To this base fee are added the cost of anesthesia and operating room facilities.

With all costs considered, patients should actually expect to be paying somewhere closer to $8,000, with higher ranges possible. The best way (and indeed the only way) to acquire an exact procedure cost from any plastic surgeon, is to come into the office for a personal consultation since the scope of work and your goals for the procedure are entirely unique. We look forward to seeing you for a personal consultation and we make financing options available to help our Miami Breast Lift patients accomplish their dreams!

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Choosing Your Breast Lift Procedure

restoring self-confidence

In preparation for your breast lift procedure, you must choose the method you are comfortable with, to restore a youthful appearance. Make sure that whichever breast lift (mastopexy) procedure you choose will achieve the appearance that you envision. Your surgery is all about restoring self-confidence and a more youthful appearance, as well as feelings of wellbeing. Contact ARC Plastic Surgery today.

Patient Testimonials

What our clients have to say…

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My expectations for a complete enhancement reboot, which included a full tummy tuck, liposuction and a breast lift was met and actually surpassed my own personal outcomes I had in my head! The ARC team, that work along side Dr White, in his practice, made me feel at ease with the entire process of transformation. My biggest regret was not doing the it sooner! There is a stigma that I couldn’t get rid of in my own mind, telling myself, that my body was they way it was because of how I treated it along the way, but the HIIT classes at 5:30 AM every other morning wasn’t doing it for me. A lot of work and a lot of “dieting” but no results! When, I decided that I owed myself the responsibility of enhancing my body, I went for it! If you are trying to decide who to go to when it comes to a reboot, Dr. White and his staff are the ones you want to put your trust into! Literally, life changing! Thank you to the Team at ARC and Dr. White for the life changing results you gave me!
-Amy Alley

I recently had a breast lift and breast reduction in the Miami office of Dr. Jeremy White. The whole process from consultation to procedure day was a wonderful experience. Dr. White was able to fulfill my lifelong dream of reducing and lifting my breasts. I always wanted to reduce the size of my breasts to be more in proportion to my body. And as I have aged it became apparent that a breast lift would also be beneficial. Dr. White explained in detail how he would help me achieve my lifelong dream. And I am more than excited about the outcome. Friends who have not seen me for a while have noticed the change and agreed that I look wonderful. I feel amazing and blessed to have found Dr. White. He and his staff are outstanding and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
-Andrea Citrin

Dr White was a breath of fresh air and he definitely knows his stuff. He is up to date on all new procedures and is a perfectionist and I am grateful for making me and my breast very happy.. I received a lift and some bra fat liposuction and some injections in my face. I am a patient for life Dr. White and Rachel haven't seen the last of me. :o)

I AM IN LOVE WITH MY DOCTOR!!!!! Dr. White is amazing. For years I suffered with back pains and bra issues due to my big breast. I never thought the day would come when I look in the mirror and be happy in my skin. Dr White made my dreams come true. He is so informative and passionate about his craft. He made me feel so safe and comfortable. At the hospital I was so nervous but as soon as my doctor walked in with a big smile on his face I was at ease. My surgery was done at Memorial South and I was really impressed, everyone was so friendly and professional. I was assured that my doctor was one of the best and the amount of respect the employees had for my doctor was apparent. After the surgery i was admitted to the hospital for an overnight stay my doctor spoke to me Over the phone and checked on me the next day. His leve; of professionalism and compassion is over the charts. also behind every successful doctor there is a powerhouse putting everything together and thats Mrs. Rachel. She is on top of her job, she goes over and beyond and I appreciate her so much. She answered all my questions and even sent emails to my job without any issues. Overall i had an amazing experience and I recommend Dr. White to everyone HE IS THE BEST!!!!!!!!!!!

I am a 63 years old lady believe in looking good,and being healthy. After loosing ten pounds. I was very unhappy with my breast.After my search to fix them,Dr. Jeremy White was the dr. referred to me. It was an amazing and exiting experience with my result. I look fantastic and so young again with Dr. White surgery fixing my breast. The staff was wonderful,supportive, professional and compassionate.

What a wonderful first experience I had with Dr. Jeremy White, ARC plastic surgery center and his office staff. From the moment I stepped into his office, greeted by his office staff and met with Dr.White, I knew immediately I had chosen the right facility for my cosmetic procedure. The office staff were extremely friendly, helpful and professional. The office was exceptionally clean and comfortable. At my consultation with Dr. White I explained to him what I would like corrected and the look I would like to achieve. He listened very carefully and gave me through explanations and answers. I felt extremely confident in Dr. White and my upcoming surgery. I am now 2 weeks post op and am very pleased with my healing progress and my appearance. Dr. White is always available for his patients and shows great care and compassing. I highly recommend Dr. Jeremy White and ARC Plastic Surgery center to everyone. I will continue to be a patient and will recommend all of my friends to him. Quality healthcare at it’s finest, with a 5 star facility!
-Karen Cramer

Working with Dr. white and his team was incredible. I had lost 100lbs and didn’t feel good about myself- regardless of weight loss. We went over the parts I wanted to work on- he listened and we made a plan together. From start to finish, he was patient, kind and very knowledgable. His staff was amazing as well. His office is clean- and the wait is as minimal as any office I have been to. A year later, and I am still thrilled with the results! Thank you Dr. White, and staff!
-Nili Davis

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If you’re considering plastic surgery, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.