Breast Lift

How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?

July 20, 2023

Breast Lift

If you have been pregnant, lost weight, or just experienced normal aging, your breasts may not look like they used to. A breast lift or mastopexy can restore breasts to a more youthful position. Many women choose breast lifts because they want to feel more confident and self-assured. 

What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?

Most women, especially those with larger breasts, will notice some sagging over time. A breast lift corrects sagging and creates a natural, aesthetically pleasing shape. A breast lift can be performed alone but is often combined with breast augmentation to replace lost volume. Each breast lift is a customized procedure that Dr. Coville develops for your unique breasts. 

How Does a Breast Lift Work?

A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Coville typically uses an incision hidden along the edge of the areola, resulting in a barely visible scar. He prefers to avoid techniques that create large incisions under the breasts whenever possible. A breast lift removes excess skin and tightens the skin and tissue to provide lift and shape. 

How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?

Because a breast lift removes excess skin, you can expect long-lasting results. On average, women see their results last ten to fifteen years. How long your results last depends on many factors, including:

  • The size of your breasts
  • Your skin’s natural elasticity
  • Wearing properly sized, supportive bras
  • Taking good care of your breast skin
  • Future pregnancies
  • Weight fluctuations

Age-relaxed skin laxity will progress after a breast lift, so your breasts will eventually start to sag again. Some women choose to have another procedure, while others may remain satisfied with their breasts. 

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Do I Need a Breast Lift or a Breast Augmentation?

During your consultation, Dr. Coville will assess your concerns and the appearance of your breasts. Whether you need a breast augmentation or a lift depends on your goals. Women who are satisfied with their breast volume but want more lifted, firmer breasts may only need a breast lift. Those who have lost volume or want to enhance it can benefit from breast augmentation. Since volume loss and sagging often occur together, many women have both procedures. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is an excellent choice for many women experiencing sagging breasts. Good candidates for the procedure are in good health and have reasonable expectations. You should keep in mind that future pregnancies or weight changes will alter your results, so you may wish to have a breast lift after you finish growing your family or losing weight. 


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