Breast Lift Surgery

If you are considering a breast lift, you are not alone. Whether restoring or enhancing the female breasts, this surgery can improve the symmetry of the breasts while enhancing their natural contour and shape.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are highly experienced with this type of surgery, including:

  • Raising and repositioning the breasts on the chest
  • Tightening skin to improve sagging
  • Reducing the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple

New & Noteworthy

UT Southwestern sets the pace and protocols for plastic surgery across the globe. One of the reasons is the intense level of research our team has underway, which helps us continually improve procedures such as breast lift surgery.

Bardia Amirlak, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery

For some patients, we also suggest inserting breast implants when we perform a breast lift to help increase firmness and size. It is particularly appropriate for smaller breasts or in cases where volume is lost, such as after pregnancy.

As a first step, UT Southwestern Medical Center plastic surgeons will consult with you and evaluate your breast tissue, skin elasticity, and chest-wall dimensions. We will determine which procedures and options will be most effective to meet your expectations.

As with other surgeries and treatments provided at UT Southwestern, we tailor the breast lift to achieve the best outcomes for each individual patient. The result of the breast lift will be a natural look that is in harmony with your size and body.

A breast lift has a permanent impact. However, the breasts will continue to change with your body.

If You Are Considering Breast Lift Surgery

  • It is important to have this procedure performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in breast lift surgery.
  • For some patients, our surgeons may suggest breast reduction surgery instead, particularly for women with larger breasts.
  • Breast lift surgery usually takes one to three hours.
  • There will be temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain.