Breast Lift
in Novi, Michigan

Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of sagging or drooping breasts. At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, our highly experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Lakin, performs breast lifts using advanced techniques to achieve natural-looking and long-lasting results. A breast lift is ideal for women who have experienced breast asymmetry, sagging, or loss of breast volume due to pregnancy, significant weight loss, aging, or genetics. This procedure boosts self-confidence, improves body image, and enhances the overall quality of life.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A mastopexy is a surgical procedure that involves removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue to lift and firm the breasts. This procedure is performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient is completely unconscious during surgery.

Types of Breast Lifts

There are several types of breast lift incisions, depending on the extent of lift needed, the patient’s anatomy, and breast skin sagginess.
The anchor lift is the most common type of breast lift. This technique involves making an incision around the areola, a second incision vertically down the breast, and a third incision along the breast’s natural crease. This incision pattern allows for the greatest amount of lift and reshaping of the breast, making it ideal for women with moderate to severe sagging.
The crescent lift involves making an incision along the top half of the areola, allowing for a slight breast lift. This breast lift technique best suits women with a breast asymmetry or minor sagging.

The lollipop lift involves making an incision around the areola and a second incision that extends vertically down the breast. This technique is best suited for women with moderate sagging, as it allows for a lift and reshaping of the breast while minimizing the scarring.

The lollipop lift involves making an incision around the areola and a second incision that extends vertically down the breast. This technique is best suited for women with moderate sagging, as it allows for a lift and reshaping of the breast while minimizing the scarring.

The donut lift, also known as a periareolar or Benelli lift, involves making an incision around the areola. This technique is best suited for women with minimal excess skin, as it allows for a subtle lift and reduces the areola size.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Good candidates for a breast lift are generally healthy women unhappy with the appearance of their sagging or drooping breasts. Sagging breasts can occur due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or genetics.

Ideal candidates for a breast lift may have one or more of the following concerns:
It is important to note that a breast lift will not significantly change the size of the breasts, so women who are looking for a more dramatic change in breast size may want to consider a breast augmentation or reduction surgery.

Breast Lift Recovery

The recovery period is an important time for the body to heal and adjust to the changes made during the procedure. The recovery process can vary from person to person, but generally, it takes several weeks to recover fully.

You may experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around the breasts, which can be managed with pain medication. You will need to wear a surgical bra for several weeks to help support your breasts as they heal. You should avoid strenuous activity, lifting heavy objects, and exercise for at least six weeks following the procedure.

Tips for a smooth recovery include staying hydrated, eating a healthy diet, getting plenty of rest, and avoiding smoking and alcohol. Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Lakin, will provide crucial post-operative care instructions for a smooth and successful recovery.

Breast Lift Cost in Novi, Michigan

The cost of a breast lift in Michigan varies between $5,000 and $10,000. Several factors include the extent of lift needed, the type of breast lift performed, and the geographic location.

At Illuum Cosmetic Surgery, we offer various financing options to our patients. We offer Alphaeon and CareCredit. Our goal is to make our breast lift surgeries accessible and affordable for all patients. Our team is available to discuss the financing options available and answer any questions you may have about them.

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The Decision to Have a Breast Lift

Deciding to have a breast lift is a personal choice that requires careful consideration. Before undergoing the procedure, there are several important factors to consider.
First, it is essential that you have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure. During this consultation, your surgeon will assess your overall health, medical history, and breast anatomy to determine if a breast lift is appropriate for you.
It is also important to understand the risks and benefits associated with the procedure. While a breast lift can improve breast shape and firmness, it also carries some risk of complications – as with any other surgical procedure – such as bleeding, infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, asymmetry, and scarring. Understanding the breast lift risks can help you make an informed decision about whether a breast lift is right for you.
Another important consideration is setting realistic expectations. While a breast lift can improve the appearance of your breasts, it does not guarantee perfection. It is important to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure and to understand that your breasts will continue to age over time.

Why Choose Illuum Cosmetic Surgery for Your Breast Lift?

Illuum Cosmetic Surgery is committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care and beautiful, natural-looking results. Our experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lakin, has the skill and expertise necessary to perform breast lift procedures effectively and safely.

We recognize the unique requirements and goals of every patient, and to deliver the best possible outcomes, our team collaborates closely with our patients to create a customized treatment plan that aligns with each person’s objectives. Our well-equipped facility and advanced surgical techniques help make the experience – from our patients’ first appointment to post-surgical discharge – as pleasant as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Breast lift surgeries lift sagging breasts, while breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts. They are two different procedures that can be done separately or in combination.
A breast lift can make your breasts appear fuller and more youthful but does not significantly increase their size. If you want to increase your breast size, you may want to consider a breast augmentation.
It is possible to experience some temporary loss of sensation in the nipples and breast skin after a breast lift. However, this is usually temporary and typically returns within a few weeks to a few months.
The duration of a breast lift procedure varies depending on the extent of the lift required and the technique used. Typically, this breast surgery procedure takes 2–4 hours.
You will need to avoid strenuous physical activity for 4-6 weeks after a breast lift surgery to allow for proper healing.
Yes, it is possible to have a breast lift if you have breast implants. In some cases, a breast lift may be recommended if breast implants have caused your breasts to sag.
The effects of a breast lift are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Over time, your breasts may begin to sag again due to the natural aging process or other factors. However, many women have been satisfied with the breast lift results for many years.
A breast lift may affect your breastfeeding ability, especially if the procedure involves removing excess breast tissue. However, many women are still able to breastfeed after a breast lift. Discussing your breastfeeding goals with your surgeon before the procedure is important.
A breast lift may affect your breastfeeding ability, especially if the procedure involves removing excess breast tissue. However, many women are still able to breastfeed after a breast lift. Discussing your breastfeeding goals with your surgeon before the procedure is important.
Most patients experience some discomfort and soreness after a breast lift procedure. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help manage your discomfort.
A breast lift can remove some excess skin and tissue, which may result in a slight reduction in breast size. However, the primary goal of a breast lift is to lift sagging breasts, not to reduce their size.
During a breast lift procedure, excess skin and tissue are removed, and the remaining tissue is reshaped and lifted to create a more youthful and lifted appearance.
A number of factors, including aging, pregnancy, breast cancer-related treatments, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and genetics, can cause saggy breasts. The natural aging process and loss of skin elasticity are the most common causes of sagging breasts.
Breast reduction reduces the size and weight of overly large breasts by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin. On the other hand, a breast lift aims to lift sagging breasts and improve the breast shape and breast contour by removing extra skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. The lift surgery does not involve removing any breast tissue or reducing breast size.

Schedule a Consultation

Whether you’re looking for Dr. Lakin’s expert insight or know exactly what you’re looking for, scheduling a consultation is the obvious and easy next step. Sit down with one of Michigan’s premier plastic surgeons and start your journey into illuminating the best version of yourself.

Dr. Gregory Lakin of Illuum cosmetic surgery in Novi, Michigan.

Dr. Gregory Lakin, M.D.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Lakin is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Novi, MI who believes cosmetic surgery should illuminate the best versions of his patients. He is bilingual in Spanish after growing up in South Florida and living abroad for 7 years in Spain, Mexico, Bolivia, and Puerto Rico. He moved from his hometown of Ft. Lauderdale, FL with his family to practice in Novi and live closer to his wife’s family. Dr. Lakin has nearly 20 years of experience in plastic surgery and has performed over 20,000 surgical procedures in South Florida, Los Angeles, New York, Cleveland, and Detroit. He has memberships in national plastic surgery organizations and has received numerous national awards in plastic surgery.

Katie Wells BSN, RN

Nurse Injector

She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Michigan State University and worked as an operating room nurse at Michigan Medicine for 2 years before transitioning to aesthetics. She
received her certification as a Nurse Injector, and attended further training and certification through Allergan Medical Institute. She absolutely loves being a Nurse Injector and is very passionate about
combining medicine and the creativity and artistry of aesthetics in her practice. It is extremely important to her to remain educated and up to date with the newest and best treatments and injection techniques. Her goal as an Injector is that when you sit in her chair that you feel comfortable, fully educated on your procedure, and confident and happy in your results when we are done. She loves forming connections with her patients and feels truly honored to be a part of your journey to becoming your most confident self, inside and out! She is a great listener and looks forward to creating an individualized plan to meet each of her patient’s unique goals and desires. Some of her favorite treatments include lip filler, Botox, and midface/cheek filler (but there is so much more!). When she is not injecting, you can find her trying new recipes, spending time with family, working out, gardening, or taking a long walk with her dog.

Heidi Winkler BSN, RN

Director of Nursing & Surgical Services Leadership

Heidi’s goal is to ensure every patient has a positive experience and is satisfied with the high quality of service provided by our clinical staff. Her passion as a caregiver is to impact each person’s life in a positive way.

Tonya Gilbert BSN, RN

PACU Nurse

Tonya has been a registered nurse for 15 years. She earned her BSN at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

She started her career as a trauma RN in Detroit. She has been working as a recovery RN for the past 8 years. She loves being part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives. 

Her passions include lounging with her fur babies, family, and friends, traveling, crunching, and recycling. 

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