Mastopexy (known as a breast lift) is a body contouring procedure that redefines the breasts by trimming away loose skin and surgically tightening the existing tissue to result in a more youthful and healthier look. This body reshaping surgery is performed for women who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape and who are experiencing breast drooping due to weight loss, pregnancy, or aging. Outstanding advancements in mastopexy techniques have made this cosmetic surgery so effective and successful that new statistics by the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) reveal nearly a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. F. Jorge Gonzalez is excited to offer breast lift surgery at Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery in Orlando, FL. By incorporating the latest methods, Dr. Gonzalez can choose the appropriate technique based upon the degree of sag present to attain gorgeous, natural-looking results.


You may come to Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery wanting breast augmentation, but after a private assessment, you may discover that breast lift surgery is what you really need. The reason is due to the amount of sagging that is present. Breasts that have lost elasticity generally need a skin removal and tightening surgery to reduce skin looseness and bring the breasts to a perkier position. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts sag significantly below the creaseline, a surgical lift can dramatically help their appearance. If you are considering breast lift surgery, you should be in overall good health and at a stable weight.


A breast lift usually takes about two hours and is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of this surgery is dependent on the nature of breast size and sagging. The surgical technique used for a breast lift is determined by your unique needs and the type of incision. The inverted-T (known as an anchor) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. The incision is first completed, and any excess skin is excised along with fat and tissue that is not wanted. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they appear healthy and youthful. In most situations, the size of the areola is reconstructed and reduced to be symmetric with the new placement and shape of the breast. At this point, an implant or a fat transfer can be placed in the breast if this was discussed with Dr. Gonzalez ahead of surgery. If the lift is the only procedure being performed and if size and shape are a worry, augmentation surgery with implants can be implemented at a different date.


After the procedure, you will wear a medical compression bra to help with swelling. A thin tube is also inserted near the location of the incision to help with excess fluid leakage that can often occur after a breast lift. After surgery, the swelling usually goes away within a few days. Dr. Gonzalez or a member of his team will provide in-depth home treatment care instructions to help with your healing process. Aesthetic results after a breast lift surgery will occur within the weeks that follow as the breasts settle in their new position. Optimal outcomes will reveal a perkier bustline that looks naturally beautiful.


How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Gonzalez will pay attention to your wants and goals before creating your personal treatment plan. Following that, he can estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift will significantly enhance your physical appearance so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Gonzalez, rather than prices. To help make surgery affordable, Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery will help you find low-interest financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should have a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your specific goals. Oftentimes, a breast lift will enhance the form and fullness of your breasts with no need for implants. Dr. Gonzalez will evaluate your physical condition and also go over your goals at your consultation, then make a decision on whether you would benefit from implants, a lift, or an augmentation plus a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be moved up during the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, then Dr. Gonzalez can incorporate an areola reduction in your surgery. This may be discussed during your appointment so he can choose the ideal incision pattern to use in your breast lift.

How long will my results last?
With good care following surgery, your results can last for several years. Your breasts will still age normally, which means you could start to see loose and sagging skin in time. Factors, such as significant weight loss or gain, can change your results; therefore, it is best to stay at a steady weight following your surgery. Pregnancy or breastfeeding after a cosmetic breast lift may also alter your results, which is why Dr. Gonzalez suggests patients wait until they are done having kids to get a breast lift.

Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they’re different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Gonzalez will evaluate the appearance and condition of your breasts in your consultation and talk about how a lift will be able to help. In your lift surgery, he will adjust the tissue so your breasts are equal in position and size for symmetry.



Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of countless Orlando, FL individuals. If you suffer from hanging, sagging breasts that interfere with your daily activities or stop you from sporting the clothing styles you desire, a mastopexy at Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery may be the answer to your problems. When you have your initial meeting, a thorough breast assessment will be performed by Dr. Gonzalez and your desired outcome will be discussed. We will create a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact Le Contour Aesthetic Surgery and speak to a patient coordinator to schedule a consultation.


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