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Breast Lift Specialist

Lancaster Plastic Surgery

Richard Levin, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon located in Lancaster, PA

A breast lift is a great way to restore the firmness and positioning of your breasts without adding or reducing volume. Women in and around Lancaster, Pennsylvania, have access to the skills and experience of double board-certified plastic surgeon Richard Levin, MD. At his practice, Lancaster Plastic Surgery, Dr. Levin offers a wide range of surgical solutions, including breast lifts. To learn more, book your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Levin today, online or by phone.

Breast Lift

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that restores the volume and positioning of your breasts. The goal is to create a beautiful and natural-looking final result that aligns with your body’s proportions and your aesthetic preferences. 

Many women explore breast-lift surgery to address changes in their breast tissue that occur over time. The aging process and gravity both cause breasts to sag as your skin loses elasticity. 

For many women, pregnancy and breastfeeding lead to significant changes in the fullness and shape of their breasts. A breast lift helps by positioning your breasts higher on your chest and tightening your skin to enhance firmness. 

What happens during breast lift surgery?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you’ll rest comfortably from start to finish. Dr. Levin begins by making the incisions needed to gain access to your breast tissue. He then repositions your breast tissue higher on your chest. 

If needed, your areolas are reduced and your nipples repositioned to suit your new breast shape. The next step involves removing excess skin and closing the incisions. 

Dr. Levin has perfected a “hidden scar” breast-lift technique that avoids the “donut” or “lollipop” scars common in breast lift procedures. He places the incisions in the outer lower quadrant of your breast, where it’s almost invisible and easily covered by bras or bikini tops. This approach enables excellent shaping while also reducing scarring. 

What’s the difference between breast lift and breast reduction or augmentation?

The primary difference lies in the changes made to the volume of your breasts. A breast lift doesn’t increase or decrease your breast volume. It simply lifts your existing breast tissue and reshapes the breast to become firmer and tighter. 

A breast reduction yields the same result but involves removing a portion of your breast tissue to decrease the overall size of your breasts. Breast augmentation increases the volume of your breasts by adding implants. 

If you have questions or concerns about breast-lift surgery or any other breast procedure, schedule a time to sit down with Dr. Levin to discuss which options are best for your needs. Set up a visit online or call the office today.