Breast Lift Miami

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical technique that restores breasts back to their former firmness and youthful appearance. Ptosis is a condition in which the breasts sag; It can be caused by weight loss, age, or pregnancy. During a breast lift, your plastic surgeon will reshape the breasts’ contour by lifting and tightening the breast tissue. You will enjoy a more positive self-image and greater confidence as a result of the procedure.

Located in Miami, Moon Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve the beauty you deserve with proven surgical techniques from board-certified plastic surgeons.

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What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that restores your breasts’ youthful appearance. A breast lift may be used to restore sagging breasts by adding lift and volume. Over time, the skin elasticity in a woman’s breasts decreases, resulting in their loss of firmness.

There are many reasons for undergoing a breast lift, but the most common are aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. The procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening tissues to produce a more youthful shape. Breast lifts are frequently used to counteract the effects of gravity on breasts over time. If you are concerned about sagging or your breast size has changed after pregnancy, this might be a good option for you.

Breast Lift Key Points and Considerations

Initial Consultation

During the initial consult, our surgeons meet with each potential breast lift candidate to discover more about the operation and determine their unique goals. The surgeon will evaluate the information and determine whether the patient is a good fit for the procedure.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

People who are candidates for a breast lift include women who:

  • Are in good physical and mental health
  • Have sagging breasts
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have nipples that rest below the breast fold
  • Recognize what kind of outcomes are achievable
  • Have enlarged areolas
  • Can maintain a healthy weight
  • Have realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve for them


Honesty is crucial during your consultation. The surgeon will inquire about your well-being, cosmetic objectives, and healthy lifestyle. At the consultation, be sure to inquire about anything you are unsure about. It is critical to understand everything there is to know about the operation. It is perfectly normal to be apprehensive before undergoing a breast lift, so do not be afraid to discuss your questions and concerns with your surgeon.


You will be comfortably sedated during your procedure. You will receive general anesthesia, which involves a mask over your face, an intravenous line in your arm, and continuous monitoring from health care professionals. You will be unaware of the operation itself.

Surgery Duration

The breast lift procedure usually lasts between two and three hours. The length of time required to finish the operation is determined by several things, including what you want to accomplish with the procedure and other circumstances.


The first few days following surgery are typically the most difficult. The majority of patients describe feeling mild to severe pain following a breast lift operation. The most painful days are the first two to three days after surgery when pain is generally most acute.

After the surgery, you will be swollen, sore, and bruised. These symptoms will lessen with time. Your doctor will most likely give you oral pain medication to alleviate any discomfort you may be experiencing.

What To Expect After a Breast Lift Procedure:

  • Discomfort and soreness that lasts 2 weeks or more
  • Swelling and bruising that starts to resolve after 2 or 3 weeks

Healing & Recovery

Patients are usually out of work for about a week. Healing can take up to 12 weeks to complete. Because you will not be able to drive for the first week after your surgery, make arrangements for transportation and care. You’ll want to take it easy for the first week. During your recuperation period, you should visit your plastic surgeon for regular post-op checkups. To minimize swelling and help the body adapt to its new form, wear compression garments as directed.

While your body recuperates, relax as much as possible. Smoking should be avoided. It will take approximately 36 hours for you to shower following surgery. Avoid getting the incisions wet. For the first few months, avoid the sun to ensure that your scars can fully heal. The sun’s rays can cause discoloration and discomfort of any scarring.

Eat healthy foods to help your body recover. Include plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables,  lean proteins, healthy fats, and whole grains in your diet. Avoid any foods that may cause digestive problems after surgery.

Final Results

A breast lift procedure’s final results might take months to achieve, as a woman’s new breasts settle into position and form. Incision scars will fade with time, but the effects of breast lift surgery can last a lifetime.

Breast lifts have increased 70% in the last two decades, outpacing breast implants by two to one, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The Breast Lift Procedure Process at Moon Plastic Surgery

involved so it is important to understand what they are and how to prepare for them before you elect to have the surgery.

Breast lift surgery involves the following steps.

  • After arriving in the operating room, the patient is given general anesthesia.
  • Depending on what you and your surgeon decided during your consult, the surgeon will make one or more incisions typically around the areola and extend down to the patient’s breast crease.
  • The surgeon may remove excess breast skin, reshape the breast tissue, and decrease the size of the areolas.
  • The areolas and nipples may be positioned higher on the chest.

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Different Breast Lift Techniques

Depending on the patient’s needs and goals, the plastic surgeon will choose the preferred breast lift technique. The following techniques are commonly used:

  • Vertical. This technique (also known as a “lollipop lift”) is used on patients who want to restore moderate sagging.
  • Anchor. This technique (known as an “inverted T”) is used on patients who want to restore significant sagging.
  • Crescent. This technique is used on patients who have mild ptosis and relatively little skin excess.
  • Peri-areolar. This technique (also known as “Benelli” or “donut lift”) can be used on nearly all patients and is considered the least invasive.
  • Breast augmentation and lift. A breast implant is often recommended to maintain a fuller, more youthful appearance after a mastopexy. A small incision under the nipple allows the plastic surgeon to insert implants through a small tube attached to an inserter.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Miami

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average cost of breast lift surgery in 2020 was $5,012. Factors that determine the cost of your surgery include the type and extent of your procedure, as well as geographic considerations.

However, it is also important to consider the cost of operating room facilities, anesthesia, and other associated expenditures. Your plastic surgeon or clinic will inform you about your final cost during your initial consultation.

The following are some of the expenses associated with breast lift surgery: 

  • Required medical tests
  • The total cost of anesthesia
  • Surgical facility costs
  • Post-surgical garments
  • Prescriptions
  • Surgeon’s fee

Meet Your Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Mario Reyes MD

Dr. Mario Reyes is a board-certified surgeon with over 40 years of experience in the field of medicine. Dr. Reyes received his medical degree from the University of Havana in 1970 and subsequently completed his residency and specialty at Calixto Garcia Hospital. He worked as Professor Instructor of Surgery at Calixto Garcia Hospital before becoming Chief of Surgery at Manuel Fajardo Hospital. During the Nicaraguan civil war in the early 1980s, Dr. Reyes worked as an emergency trauma surgeon.

Dr. Ernesto Torres

Dr. Ernesto Torres is a Miami, Florida-based general surgeon with over 24 years of experience in the medical sector. Dr. Torres attended medical school in 1997 and is licensed to practice medicine by the state board of Florida. He is currently affiliated with several hospitals in Florida, including Plantation General Hospital, where he works as a general surgeon

Dr. Richard Lung

Dr. Richard Lung is a plastic surgeon who has worked in private practice for over 35 years in the United States. Dr. Lung is a native of Panama and of Chinese descent. He attended the University of Panama and received his Medical Degree there, as well as specialized training in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Lung offers a wide range of cosmetic treatments, as well as highly customized treatment at select hospitals in Coral Gables and Miami, Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

How long do the results last?

There is no simple answer to how long your breast lift effects will continue. Some patients discover that their breast lift results last for many years, while others choose to undergo more significant aesthetic modifications sooner. Breast lift outcomes generally last for ten to fifteen years on average.

Are there financing options for a breast lift?

Yes, make sure to discuss your financing options with your surgeon during the free consultation.

Does scarring fade completely after a breast lift?

Breast lift scars are permanent and most obvious following surgery. They will gradually fade and become less apparent with time.

The degree to which your scar fades is determined by a variety of factors, including:

  • Your genetics
  • Skin tone
  • Incision type
  • Wound healing care
  • General patient health

How long does a breast lift last?

There is no fixed duration for the effectiveness of your lift. Some people find that their lift lasts for a long time, but others may want to do more work sooner. On average, breast lift results last up to 15 years.

What can I expect during breast lift recovery?

After the breast lift is finished, dressings or bandages will be applied to the incisions. To minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal, continue wearing an elastic bandage or a supportive bra.

A tiny, thin tube might be placed under your skin. This will help to drain any extra blood or fluid that accumulates.

You will be informed on how to properly care for your incisions as they recover.

At what age should you get a breast lift?

It is best to wait until your breasts stop developing before having surgery. This helps your surgery be more successful and safe for you.

Will I have visible scarring?

A breast lift will most likely result in some scarring, but you shouldn’t anticipate major scars. The best way to ensure that your operation does not result in significant scarring is to use a plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing breast lifts.

What is the difference between a breast lift and breast augmentation?

A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure that only lifts the breast tissue without adding bulk or fullness.  Breast augmentation (or, augmentation mammoplasty) involves the use of implants to increase the size of the breast. Breast augmentation may be combined with a breast lift to obtain the desired end result.

Can I combine a breast lift with augmentation?

A breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation (enlargement) if you would like to gain volume and fullness. The combination of the two procedures can produce very attractive, natural results. Of course, because implants are foreign objects in the body, their safety is always a consideration. It is important to have both procedures performed by an experienced plastic surgeon who can determine if implants are appropriate for you.

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