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Breast Lift

Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon located in Nashville and Brentwood, TN

Breast Lift

Breast Lift services offered in Nashville and Brentwood, TN

Breast lift surgery tightens the skin of your breasts to elevate them on your chest and make them appear perkier. After undergoing significant body changes like pregnancy, weight loss, or natural aging, you might consider this procedure. Double board-certified plastic surgeon Alton E. Ingram, MD, can work with you to plan your custom breast lift surgery at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery in Nashville and Brentwood, Tennessee. Call Ingram Cosmetic Surgery or book an appointment online for a consultation today.

Breast Lift Q & A

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is a surgery that elevates your breast tissue to a higher point on your chest. Put simply, it treats natural breast sagging. Some women opt to get a breast augmentation with implants simultaneously, but you can also get a breast lift on its own. Depending on your needs, you might be interested in combining it with a breast reduction. 

During your breast lift at Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ingram removes excess skin, breast tissue, and fat deposits from your breasts. By removing excess skin, he can then tighten the remaining skin so that it holds your breast tissue higher. 

The surgery is simple, so it usually doesn’t require an overnight hospital stay. You can go home the same day after a brief observation period as the effects of the general anesthesia wear off. You then have drains in your breasts for the next 24-48 hours, which you should manage according to Dr. Ingram’s instructions. 

Who can benefit from a breast lift?

Breast lift surgeries benefit women whose breasts have become saggier or less perky over time. While these changes can be the result of aging alone, they can also come from other processes, such as:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Gravity
  • Genetics
  • Major weight loss
  • Pregnancy

If you’re on the fence about getting a breast lift, Dr. Ingram can help you evaluate your options objectively and without judgement.

How long does it take to recover from a breast lift?

At Ingram Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Ingram makes sure you understand the recovery and what to expect in the weeks and months after a breast lift.

While the exact time it takes to recover varies from person to person, you can expect to be back at work within just one or two weeks. However, the swelling might remain for three to six weeks. 

Dr. Ingram’s instructions for you might include:

  • Avoiding rigorous exercise
  • Wearing supportive garments
  • Resting and taking it easy
  • Taking medications as prescribed
  • Coming in for follow-up visits
  • Avoiding smoking

Dr. Ingram evaluates your healing process every time you come in and advises you on when it’s safe to return to your normal activities.

Call Ingram Cosmetic Surgery or schedule a surgical consultation online for a breast lift today.