Breast Lift in Kentucky


Breast lift in Kentucky offered by a board certified plastic surgeon. Information about breast lift surgery, procedure information and more.

Breast lift or Mastopexy is a surgery procedure that will raise and reshape sagging breasts. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola. If the breasts are small and have lost volume breast implants inserted along with a Mastopexy can increase both firmness and their size. A breast lift can be performed at any age, but one has to wait until breast development has stopped. Since milk ducts and nipples are left intact, surgery will not affect your ability to breast feed. Breasts that are large and heavy can be lifted, but the results may not be as long lasting as it is done on smaller breasts.

    Reasons for undergoing a Breast Lift in Kentucky:
  • Breasts that lack substance or firmness.
  • Some of the candidates have breasts that are pendulous, but are of satisfactory size.
  • Nipples and areolas that point downwards, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease.
  • Loss of elasticity, weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding affect the shape and firmness of the breasts.

During the consultation with your plastic surgeon, you will be asked about your desired breast shape and size. Your plastic surgeon will tell you how nipples and areolas will be repositioned. Make sure you convey your expectations about your breasts to the surgeon.

The plastic surgeon will examine your breasts and take measurements. The size and shape of your breasts and the placements of nipples and areolas will be carefully evaluated. Medical history will be discussed like medicine conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments received, and previous surgeries. If there was a weight loss, your weight should be stabilized before surgery.

Types of Breast Lift Procedures:

Full breast lift:
Mastopexy usually takes one and half to three and half hours. The most common procedure involves an anchor shaped incision across the base of the breast as well as incisions around the areolas and an incision between the areola and the base of the breast. The incision outlines the area from which the breast skin will be removed and defines the new location for the nipple. The nipple and areola are moved to a higher position with the removal of excess skin. The skin surrounding the areola is then brought down to reshape the breast. Maximal correction of the breast shape is possible but at the cost of more scarring.

Modified breast lift:
Patients with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging are candidates for a modified breast lift. This requires fewer incisions. One such procedure is the "doughnut mastopexy", in which circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut shaped of skin is removed.

Breast lift in Kentucky offered by a board certified plastic surgeon. Information about breast lift surgery, procedure information and more.

Luftman Plastic Surgery
1401 Harrodsburg Rd B360
Lexington, KY 40504 - View Map
Telephone: (859) 278-8504