Breast Lift (Mastopexy) in Charlotte, NC

Are tired of looking at your sagging, drooping breasts? Has aging or pregnancy taken a toll on your breasts and now you feel less confident? A breast lift (mastopexy) from the board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, will lift your breasts to give them a perkier appearance. Renaissance Plastic Surgery is a leading breast lift (mastopexy) plastic surgery practice serving women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

What is a Breast Lift?

There are several reasons why your breasts may hang down rather than have a perky appearance. Aging causes you to lose fat in your breasts while pregnancy stretches the skin. Some women have breasts that naturally have less volume in the upper portion, so they hang downward. Whatever the reason that your breasts have a sagging appearance, a breast lift, also known as a “mastopexy,” will lift your breasts, so they sit higher on your chest.

Benefits of Mastopexy

A breast lift will not change the shape or size of your breasts like a breast augmentation. Instead, the surgery removes excess skin to lift the breasts. Your breasts may look fuller after the surgery, but this is not the primary intent of the procedure. After your breast lift, you will feel more confident about your appearance, and you may also find that bras and clothing fit better. Some women also experience less stress on their shoulders because the breasts are not hanging low on the chest and being held up by a bra.

Who is the Ideal Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Women who are ideal candidates for mastopexy surgery have breasts that hang low on the chest. In most cases, the nipples point downward. If you can place a pen under your breast and it stays in place, you are probably a good candidate for a breast lift.

What Do I Need to Do Before Mastopexy?

We recommend that you schedule a consultation with Dr. Klein to learn more about mastopexy. He will base his treatment recommendation on a patient-centered approach and also help you have realistic expectations of the procedure.

How Long Does It Take to Perform a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy takes one to three hours depending on the technique used by Dr. Klein. He will use an incision pattern of concentric circles around the areola, which is typically recommended for less severe cases of sagging breasts, or an anchor-shaped incision for moderate to severe sagging. The length of the surgery also depends on the other anatomical changes that need to be made during the surgery.

What to Expect After Mastopexy

We perform breast lifts in our surgical suite, so you will not need to stay overnight in the hospital. Your breasts will be wrapped with a compression bandage to help with healing. Your breasts will be sore for the first three days, and non-prescription pain medication can be used for the discomfort. After 48 to 72 hours, you will need to return to our office to have the bandage removed. Dr. Klein will evaluate your progress and assess your symptoms. After 14 days, the sutures are removed.

Expect your breasts to be tender and bruised. You may also notice that your nipples and breasts are numb. This is normal and may take up to six weeks to resolve.

Plan on taking two weeks off from work to rest at home. You will need to avoid exercise and strenuous activities until you are released by Dr. Klein. Do not use bras with underwires as this can impede the healing process.

Will I Have Scars After Getting a Breast Lift?

You will have scars that will be pinkish at first and then fade to tan or light brown over the following year. The scars are located around the areola (dark area around the nipple) and possibly from the areola to the breast crease under the breast. People will not notice the scars except on close examination.

When Will I See the Results?

You may see some initial results right after the surgery depending on the extent of correction to the sagging. You should be patient with your body and wait for several weeks before assessing the results.

How Long Will the Results of Mastopexy Last?

Mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery for sagging breasts. The procedure, though, will not stop the aging process or effects of pregnancy on your breasts. We recommend that you wait until you have had you last child before having a breast lift to minimize the chance of needing the surgery again in the future.

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Charlotte?

Your medical insurance will not help with the cost of a breast lift, so you will need to pay out-of-pocket. Once we have devised your treatment plan during your consultation appointment, we will give you an accurate cost of the surgery. Payment can be made by cash, check and major credit card. Financing is available through CareCredit®.

A breast lift will make significant improvements to your breasts that naturally sag or have lost volume due to pregnancy and aging. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David F. Klein, of Renaissance Plastic Surgery, specializes in mastopexy (breast lift surgery) for women in Charlotte, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Concord and surrounding areas of North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.

Patient Testimonials

"Dr. Klein & The Renaissance Plastic Surgery Staff, Thanks for the amazing life changing procedure. Your patience, kindness and humor helped put me at ease. I appreciate your expertise and skillfulness.  Thank You! - Shelli"
"I had a breast reduction done with Dr. Klein at Plastic Renaissance Surgery and I am SO happy with my results!! I loved Dr. Klein & his whole staff was always so kind and friendly! I am very pleased overall with the surgery and the results and I would recommend…"
"Dr. Klein is wonderful. He is so pleasant and caring and does wonderful work. Any cosmetic work I need will be done here. The entire staff treats you like family. They are all great. This is the place to go"
"Best surgeon ever. Caring and keeps you realistic in your expectations. He is a doctor not a salesman"
" I had extended abdominoplasty basically circumferential. Dr. Klein has been great, reassuring and very competent. Had a couple of setbacks the Dr. Klein solved immediately and professionally. I am extremely happy and highly recommend Dr.David Klein with Renaissance Plastic Surgery."
"I couldn't be more pleased with my Botox and Dermal filler. Tonya is the absolute best!! I don't usually do these reviews but I just had to give her kudos. If you are looking for the best look no further. Highly recommended!! And I'm a perfectionist and hard to completely…"
"Such wonderful, caring people in every area. I could not have asked for better care. Always there for me in every situation. Such a great experience!"
"Excellent! Have gone to Dr. Klein 3 times: face and eye lift, mini face lift and collagen injections. Dr. K calmed me immediately and I can honestly say, he is a prince among doctors! Had no apprehension whatsoever (my husband had to drag me through the door because of my…"
"I went in for breast augmentation, I was completely nervous considering I was self-conscious about my chest. My consultation went smoothly, they all had a way of making me feel very comfortable, they were all very welcoming, and understanding of my situation. As I was very excited to have my…"
"The most caring considerate, out of all my doctors and I do have lots of them he is the best. He is patient and will stay until all questions are taking care of."
"I have been to Dr. Klein for 3 different procedures, he is AWESOME!!! Great work, very professional and nice bedside manner, very honest... Also great staff!!! Anyone looking to have a procedure done, this is the man to see."
"It has been 2 years since my surgery and I am still very happy with my results. Thinking about scheduling my second surgery soon."
"I've had two surgeries with Dr. Klein I'm very happy with my results! And I'm going back for my 3rd this April great surgeon and really nice and caring staff ;)"
"Had my first surgery with Dr. Klein he was amazing. The staff is very friendly and always makes you feel welcome. I will highly recommend him if you have doubts go for it you won’t regret it."
"I have been so Happy with all the work Dr. Klein has performed on my Body. He is so sweet and really cares about making you feel better about yourself."