Reverse breast sagging with a Breast Lift

Perky breasts are associated with youth and vitality. Over time, the effects of aging, gravity, pregnancy, and fluctuations in weight can cause one’s breasts to sag. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a transformative procedure that works by lifting and reshaping the breasts, enabling women to regain self-confidence and assert themselves confidently. 

At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lukavsky and his expert team perform breast lift procedures to help patients achieve a younger, more attractive look.

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What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure to lift and reshape the breasts. It can address issues such as breast sagging, drooping, and a loss of firmness. Excess skin is removed during your breast lift in Chicago, and the remaining breast tissue is repositioned to create a more youthful and lifted appearance. While a breast lift has no effect on the size of the breasts, it can enhance their shape and rejuvenate their appearance.

What are the benefits of a breast lift?

Restored youthfulness

A breast lift enables patients to regain the youthful appearance of their breasts by reversing the effects of sagging and aging. Following the procedure, patients enjoy firmer, perkier, and younger-looking breasts. 

Improved self-confidence

Many women experience a major boost in self-esteem after undergoing a breast lift. 

Rejuvenated breast shape

Breast lift procedures can create a more attractive breast shape by raising the nipple and areola to more youthful positions and eliminating excess skin from the area.

More wardrobe options

Another major benefit is the fact that women who undergo breast lift surgery find that they have more clothing options. Having perkier breasts makes pulling off a wider selection of outfits easier.

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Who is a candidate for a breast lift?

A breast lift is suitable for women who are in good overall health and wish to address concerns related to breast sagging, drooping, and a loss of firmness. Ideal candidates typically exhibit the following traits:

Concerns about breast sagging and a desire to achieve a more youthful breast appearance
Realistic expectations about the outcomes of the procedure
Good general health and emotional well-being

During a consultation with Dr. Lukavsky at Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, your unique case will be evaluated, and you will discuss whether you are a suitable candidate for a breast lift in Chicago.

    What does a mastopexy entail?


    The journey begins with a comprehensive consultation. Patients will discuss their goals, preferences, and concerns with Dr. Lukavsky. During this consultation, the details of the procedure, including the type of incisions, the extent of the lift, and whether you want to include breast augmentation with implants, will be determined.


    Breast lifts are typically performed under anesthesia to ensure that the patient is comfortable and safe during the procedure. Dr. Lukavsky goes over the different types of anesthesia during the consultation. 

    Incisions and lifting

    Dr. Lukavsky will make all of the necessary incisions, usually in the shape of an anchor or a lollipop. Excess skin will be removed through these incisions, and the remaining breast tissue will be lifted and reshaped to achieve the desired outcome.

    Closing the incisions

    After the lifting and reshaping are complete, the incisions are carefully closed with sutures to provide support for the tissues as they heal.

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    The recovery process

    Recovery from a breast lift varies from patient to patient. However, here's a general overview of what you can expect:

    Immediate postoperative period

    Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common but can be managed with prescribed medications.
    Patients may return home on the same day as the surgery.

      Return to normal activities

      Patients can usually get back to their regular activities within the first week of recovery, although they should wait several weeks before engaging in any strenuous activity. 
      The length of the recovery process is different for everyone, but most patients experience a noticeable improvement in their comfort and appearance as the healing process progresses.

      Are there any side effects?

      As with any surgical procedure, a breast lift comes with potential side effects and risks. These may include bruising, swelling, scarring, infection, or complications related to anesthesia. Dr. Lukavsky will review all of these risks during the consultation and provide guidance on mitigating them.

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        Why choose Gold Coast Plastic Surgery?

        At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we are proud to have Dr. Lukavsky, a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience and expertise in breast lift procedures. Our team of medical professionals is dedicated to providing safe, effective, and personalized breast lift procedures that prioritize patient safety and satisfaction. We ensure you are in capable hands from your initial consultation through to your full recovery.

        A breast lift in Chicago is not just about improving the appearance of your breasts; it's about regaining your self-esteem and confidence. If you're ready to uplift your breasts and enhance your self-assurance, contact Gold Coast Plastic Surgery to start your journey towards a more youthful and confident you.

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