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Surgical Procedures

Breast Lift in Reston, Virginia

Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a procedure that lifts the breasts by adjusting their size, contour, and elevation. The surgery removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissues to reshape and support the breast.

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Breast lift front before and after

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breast lift side before and after

Reasons for a Breast Lift

Over time, a woman’s breasts often change and can lose their shape and firmness. Common reasons for this loss of skin elasticity include:

  • Age
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuation
  • Hereditary
  • Gravity

Breast lifts are great for those who want their breasts to be given a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

Breast Lift Procedure

The procedure varies based on a collection of variables such as size, shape, position of areolas, degree of sagging, and skin elasticity. It involves lifting and reshaping underlying breast tissue to improve firmness and contour, and re-positioning the areolas higher upon the breast. Excess breast skin due to a loss of elasticity is then removed.

Breast Lift Procedure Recovery

Recovery will vary based on the individual. You will be given specific instructions on what to expect for your recovery process. While some patients need a drain, many do not.  You may experience temporary tenderness around the areola. A soft, supportive bra will be worn for a few weeks after the procedure. General recovery tips include:

  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid smoking


For more information about a breast lift procedure, or to schedule an appointment, please contact Dr. Wendy Gottlieb today by calling our office at (703) 668-9499.

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