Mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate and reshape the breasts. It is an excellent choice for individuals who are dealing with sagging breasts due to factors like aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss. Breast lift surgery can restore a more youthful and perky appearance to the breasts, providing a significant boost in self-confidence.

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Procedural Details and Considerations

During a breast lift procedure, Dr. Powers makes incisions to remove excess skin and reshape breast tissue, resulting in a more shapely, lifted appearance. The exact technique and incision pattern used depend on the extent of sagging and the patient’s goals.

Here are some key procedural considerations:

1. Type of Incision: Common incision patterns include periareolar (around the areola), vertical (lollipop-shaped), and anchor-shaped (full or Wise pattern). The choice of incision depends on the patient’s unique needs and the desired outcome.

2. Reshaping and Lifting: The surgeon will reposition and reshape the underlying breast tissue to create a more youthful contour. If desired, the procedure can also include repositioning the nipple and areola to a higher position.

3. Scarring: While incisions are necessary for the procedure, plastic surgeons aim to minimize scarring by using advanced techniques and placing incisions strategically.

Broader Considerations of Risks and Alternatives to Surgery

While breast lift surgery is generally safe and effective, it’s crucial to consider the following broader factors:

1. Alternatives: In some cases, patients may achieve their desired results with less invasive options, such as a specialty fitted bra, injectable fillers or non-surgical skin tightening treatments. Discuss these options with your plastic surgeon during your consultation.

2. Risks: Like all surgeries, breast lift procedures carry some risks, including infection, scarring, and changes in breast or nipple sensation. It’s important to discuss these risks with your surgeon to make an informed decision.

3. Combined Procedures: Patients often opt for additional procedures alongside a breast lift, such as breast augmentation or reduction. Combining surgeries can provide more comprehensive results and reduce overall recovery time, but sometimes carries some unique risks which will be discussed at the consultation.


If you’re considering a breast lift in East Tennessee, it’s imperative to consult with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeremy Powers, who can assess your unique needs and provide expert guidance. Dr. Powers will discuss the best approach, address any concerns, and help you achieve your aesthetic goals safely and effectively. The decision to undergo breast lift surgery should be well-informed, ensuring that you’re on the path to regaining confidence and feeling more comfortable in your own skin.