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December 9, 2022

If you’re insecure about your breasts, various procedures can enhance their look, allowing you to feel more confident.

As women age, it’s natural for their breasts to sag. Sagging can also occur due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations.

While this is a normal part of aging and life, some women miss their youthful breasts and opt for a breast lift or breast augmentation.

The type of breast lift you choose will depend on the look you’re trying to achieve, the size of your breasts, and how much they’ve sagged.

Learn more about the different types of breast lifts, breast enhancement, combining a breast augmentation with your breast lift, choosing a plastic surgeon,  and what to expect.

What are the different types of breast lifts?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can modify your breast’s shape, size, and elevation.

Regardless of the breast lift you and your surgeon choose, it will consist of removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue.

Scarless lift

For women with relatively small breasts and mild sagging, this technique leaves the most minimal scarring.

This lift could be for women who are not interested in breast augmentation and more concerned with a loss of volume than sagging or increasing their breast size.

Lollipop lift

The lollipop lift also referred to as a vertical lift, would be a good option for women with moderate sagging who only need a slight lift.

When a surgeon uses this technique, it only requires two incisions to reshape your breast.

Crescent lift

This would be a suitable breast lift technique for women who would also like to have a breast augmentation.

Another time women may benefit from this technique is if they’re interested in correcting their nipple asymmetry.

Donut or peri-areolar lift

While this technique used to be only for women with mild sagging, a highly skilled surgeon can perform this surgery on women with pronounced sagging as well.

You may be interested in this surgery if you want to increase your breast size with the least amount of scarring.

Anchor lift

When a woman has extensive sagging and is interested in breast reduction, this technique may be the best to achieve the best results.

Combining a breast lift with breast augmentation

While a breast lift can raise the breast, nipples, and areolas, it can’t increase the size of your breasts.

You can achieve perkier breasts with a lift, but to make your breasts fuller, you will need to add saline or silicone implants.

If there is a specific look you’re trying to achieve, Dr. Emmett can help you achieve that desired look.

During your initial consultation, you can discuss your expectations, and she can tell you the exact procedures you need.

Many women enjoy having a breast lift and breast augmentation simultaneously, so they only have to undergo surgery and recovery once.

Choosing a cosmetic surgeon for your breast lift

One of the most important things you will do aside from choosing which procedure you want is choosing your cosmetic surgeon.

While there are many surgeons, not all are double-board-certified and highly experienced in promoting the safety and comfort of their patients.

It’s much easier to trust a plastic surgeon with positive reviews, high ratings, and qualifications.

Before making a final decision, do your research, schedule an initial consultation, and trust your gut.

Who you choose to perform your surgery will influence your experience and recovery.

Dr. Emmett is a highly qualified surgeon with excellent ratings and reviews, good bedside manners, and past patients who trust her and would choose her again.

What you can expect

Before your surgery, you will have a consultation with Dr. Emmett to discuss your desired look, health, and financing.

If you are in good health and a good candidate for a breast lift, you will schedule your surgery and agree on medications you will need to stop taking before your breast lift.

Your surgery will only take a few hours for Dr. Emmett to perform, though your surgery time may increase if you have a breast augmentation or reduction along with your breast lift.

Since Dr. Emmett uses IV sedation rather than general anesthesia, you can recover comfortably at home after your surgery is completed.

Before the day of your surgery, make a recovery plan.

You should decide who will drive you home after your surgery, who will stay with you your first night of recovery, get ice packs ready, and set up an area where everything you need is within reach.

After your surgery, you will feel a little sore, but Dr. Emmett will prescribe you pain medication for the first week of your recovery.

After the first week, over-the-counter medications will be enough to ease any aches or pains you feel.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Emmett

When you choose Dr. Emmett for your breast lift or other plastic surgery needs, you are selecting a double-board certified surgeon. She is board certified by The American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery.

To further her skills, Dr. Emmett completed 12 months of training in aesthetic surgery, which is something very few surgeons have done.

Dr. Jennifer Emmett is a top Denver surgeon with over 20 years of experience.

Many of Dr. Emmett’s patients have driven or flown across the country just to have their surgery done by her.

She and her team specialize in breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lifts, body contouring, tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, Botox, lip injections, and mommy makeovers.

Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Emmett.