What is a Breast Lift?
Mastopexy or a breast lift is a body contouring procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts by removing loose skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to produce a firmer, younger-looking appearance. This body contouring surgery works well for patients who have lost breast firmness, size, and shape or who experience sagginess. Medical breakthroughs in breast lift techniques have made this procedure so successful that new stats released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show a 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, offers this popular and effective surgery to his Draper, UT community. By utilizing the most advanced methods, Dr. Chiddy can choose the best technique based on your cosmetic goals and condition.
What Are The Benefits Of A Breast Lift?
A personalized breast lift procedure designed by Dr. Chiddy can create dramatic results, with benefits like:
- Lifting and tightening the breasts
- Reducing drooping and sagging
- Enhancing breast firmness and fullness
- Creating a perkier, more youthful breast appearance
- Resizing the areolas
- Evening out asymmetrical breasts
Breast Lift Reviews
"Dr. Chidester is the best! I had a breast lift with some reconstruction and implants (Mentor 350cc SRHP). My before and after is unbelievable. My breasts look and feel amazing now thanks to Dr. Chidester. Not only is he a phenomenal surgeon, he was so easy to work with throughout the whole process. He helped me decide what I wanted and talked me through what he would do to get me there. After surgery he was always happy to answer my questions and concerns. His facilities are gorgeous and the staff treated me like family. I had dreamed about getting the work done for so long. I’m so glad I finally did it and that it was such a great experience! Thank you Dr. Chidester!"- N.P. / Google / Jan 30, 2020
"I am 7 weeks out from a tummy tuck and breast lift with Dr. Chidester. My results are absolutely a work of art! Each week my body keeps changing and exceeding all my expectations. I am so thankful I chose Dr. Chiddy for my surgeon. He is so down to earth and kind. I told Dr. Chidester before my surgery that I tend to get nauseated when I wake up. He remembered and took the time in recovery to put cream on my wrists himself to help me before going into his next case. The little details make all the difference and truly set him apart from other surgeons. I felt comfortable through the entire process, even going through my surgery during a pandemic and being immunocompromised. Tayler his nurse is a doll! She is so warm and friendly each time I see her. She always answers all of my questions and I never feel rushed. I appreciate how kind everyone on his staff is and how welcome I always feel. Thank you Dr. Chidester for helping to give me the confidence on the outside of my body to match what I feel in the inside!"- J.D. / Google / Sep 09, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is the best! I had a breast lift with some reconstruction and implants (Mentor 350cc SRHP). My before and after is unbelievable. My breasts look and feel amazing now thanks to Dr. Chidester. Not only is he a phenomenal surgeon, he was so easy to work with throughout the whole process. He helped me decide what I wanted and talked me through what he would do to get me there. After surgery he was always happy to answer my questions and concerns. His facilities are gorgeous and the staff treated me like family. I had dreamed about getting the work done for so long. I’m so glad I finally did it and that it was such a great experience! Thank you Dr. Chidester!"- N.P. / Google / Feb 03, 2020
"I don’t have a google account so I’m posting from my husbands lol. I had 360 lipo and my inner thighs done April 2020. He suggested a mini hybrid but I wasn’t in a place yet to continue with that because I’m a smoker. He agreed to just do the lipo because I also wanted to make sure I could maintain my results before doing a TT. I’m a year out and sooooo happy with my decision. He is so nice, very educated, and has the BEST staff! Moving forward, I’m going to proceed with a TT skin removal and a breast lift soon. He is worth the wait!"- R.S. / Google / Apr 16, 2021
"Dr. Chidester and his whole staff are absolutely AMAZING. They answered all my questions and went above and beyond with care. My results are fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!!"- C.M. / Google / Jun 20, 2020
am i a candidate for A Breast Lift?
Dr. Chiddy can help you determine if a breast lift is right for you. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will evaluate the level of sagging skin. In most cases, breasts that have lost elasticity need skin removed and tightened to raise them higher on the chest wall. If you have nipples that droop downward and your breasts appear stretched, a breast lift can improve their appearance. To undergo this surgery, patients should be physically healthy and at a good weight.
how does a breast lift work?
Breast lift surgery can take about 2 – 4 hours to complete, and we use general anesthesia to help you stay comfortable. The amount of time you need depends on the level of excess skin and sagginess. Generally, the technique used for cosmetic breast lift surgery falls under two categories. To select the best method, Dr. Chiddy will determine the location and the type of incision you need. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incision are the preferred types. Once the incision is made, any excess skin, fat, or tissue is carefully removed. Dr. Chiddy will then tighten the skin and lift the breasts so they look healthy and younger. For most patients, the areola is reshaped and resized, which makes them appear more proportional. If you decided on an implant during your consultation, we will place it during this part of the surgery. However, if a breast lift is the only procedure being performed, Dr. Chiddy will close the incisions.
how long is recovery after a breast lift?
Typically, the overall recovery period for any type of breast lift is more lengthy than surgery with implants only. After surgery, patients will need to wear a support bra that minimizes swelling. Additionally, Dr. Chiddy will place a thin tube near the incision site to help with draining, which often occurs after a breast lift. Within several days, your post-surgical swelling will start to decrease. Dr. Chiddy or a member of his team will provide detailed aftercare instructions to encourage proper healing. After several months and as your breasts begin to heal, your beautiful results will start to appear.
Breast Lift FAQ
How much does a breast lift cost?
In your initial consultation, Dr. Chiddy will listen to your wants and aesthetic goals before creating your personal treatment plan. After that, he can estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift will significantly improve your body, so it is important to concentrate on having an experienced surgeon with years of training, like Dr. Chiddy, rather than costs. To help make cosmetic surgery affordable, we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, an augmentation with implants, or both depends on your unique goals. In many patients, a breast lift can improve the shape and fullness of the breasts without implants. Dr. Chiddy will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals in your consultation, then make a decision 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 shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are excessively large or stretched, Dr. Chiddy can incorporate an areola reduction during surgery. This may be discussed during your consultation so he can decide on the best incision pattern to use during your breast lift.
Can a breast lift fix asymmetry?
A lift may improve asymmetry in your breasts if they are different in size, firmness, or level of sagging. Dr. Chiddy will evaluate the appearance and condition of your breasts during your consultation and discuss how a lift can help. During your surgery, he will adjust the tissue so your breasts are equal in size and position.
How long will my results last?
With good care after surgery, your results can last for several years. Your breasts will still age normally, so you might start to see sagging and loose skin in time. Factors like significant weight gain or loss can change your results. Therefore, it is best to stay at a stable weight after your breast lift. Pregnancy or breastfeeding following a breast lift may also affect your results, so Dr. Chiddy recommends patients wait until they are done having children to get a breast lift.
get the look and confidence you want
Breast lifts have helped many Draper, UT patients feel more confident about themselves. From weight loss to giving birth, we understand the powerful and awesome changes these can have on your life. Unfortunately, it may leave you feeling insecure about your body. Dr. Chiddy and his team strive to help you enhance your natural and beautiful features. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will perform a breast assessment and listen to your cosmetic concerns or goals. For all patients, Dr. Chiddy creates a tailored treatment plan. His team can provide information about the cost and if financing is available through Prosper and Mountain America Credit Union. We invite our Greater Salt Lake City community to contact us and schedule a consultation to learn more.
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