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Breast Lift

If you feel that your breasts look weighed down or saggy, and you are unable to improve them with exercise or by wearing special bras, you may want to consider having a breast lift. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Fady Sinno offers breast lift surgery in Ellicott City and Westminster, MD to restore a lifted, more youthful appearance.

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We can help you achieve the look you want. Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). Women visit Dr. Sinno for breast lift surgery from Columbia and Baltimore, MD and other nearby communities.

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    This is a 45 year-old woman who presented with bilateral ptosis with mild macromastia.  Dr. Sinno performed a bilateral breast lift with a small ... View Case 

About Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift, technically called a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and reshapes sagging breasts. It can also reduce the size of the darker area around your nipples (the areola), which may become enlarged or stretched after pregnancy or nursing a baby. Breast sagging is often caused by 1 or more of the following conditions:

  • Pregnancy
  • Nursing a baby
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Massive weight loss
  • Gravity and age

Dr. Sinno

Dr. Sinno

Fady Sinno, MD, FACS, has over 20 years of plastic surgery experience. Dr. Sinno is admired for his commitment to natural results, comfort and safety.

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If you are planning to get pregnant in the near future, Dr. Sinno usually recommends that you delay your breast lift until after your family is complete. Any additional stretching from pregnancy or nursing can be corrected with a single surgery.

Women with minimal breast sagging who have lost breast volume due to pregnancy, nursing, or weight loss can sometimes attain pleasing results through breast augmentation. Dr. Sinno can also combine breast lift with breast implants, or for women with overly large breasts, a breast reduction. He will review your options with you and take the time to thoroughly answer your questions when you meet with him at your consultation.

What to Expect

A breast lift is usually performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia, so you will sleep through the entire procedure. The surgery usually takes between 2 to 4 hours to complete.

After making the incision, Dr. Sinno will reposition your nipple and areola, remove excess skin, and reshape your breasts to a more normal position. Stitches are usually placed around the areolas, in a vertical line extending down from the nipples, and along the lower crease of the breasts.

In many cases, Dr. Sinno uses minimal incision techniques, such as the periareolar and vertical incision techniques. In the periareolar technique (concentric mastopexy) the incision is limited to a line around the edge of the areola, which allows the use of a breast implant for augmentation, if desired. The vertical mastopexy technique (lollipop incision mastopexy) uses an incision around the areola with a vertical line below the areola towards the breast crease.


After surgery, your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about 1 to 2 weeks. You will return home with your breasts bandaged with gauze covered by an elastic surgical bra. This bra holds the breasts in a perfect position during initial healing. You must wear this special bra and gauze at all times, even while sleeping, for 3 weeks after surgery.

Most patients are able to return to work or school within 7 days after the surgery. They will need to refrain from strenuous exercise for about 4 to 5 weeks. During recovery you might also notice:

  • Your breasts may heal at different rates. One may swell, one may feel less comfortable than the other, or the shapes may look different at first. When fully recovered, your breasts will look very similar and natural.
  • You may have tingling, burning, or shooting pains in your breasts as your sensory nerves heal after surgery. Try not to be alarmed as these sensations disappear over time. Talk with Dr. Sinno about pain medication if the discomfort bothers you.


Breast lift surgery will elevate your breasts, giving you a more youthful contour. Your nipples and areola will be adjusted to a desired size and height. After you fully heal from the surgery, you will likely feel an increased sense of well being and self confidence about your appearance. Some women may choose to combine this procedure with the body contouring benefits of liposuction for overall improvements.

A breast lift will not keep your breasts lifted indefinitely. The effects of aging and gravity, pregnancy and weight changes may eventually cause your breasts to sag again. The amount of "new" sagging is unpredictable and will vary among women. If you have breast implants along with a breast lift, you may find that the results of the breast lift last longer.

Next Steps

Are you ready to find out more about breast lift surgery? Request your consultation online with Dr. Fady Sinno or call us at (410) 884-4200 or (410) 751-2348 (Westminster). His offices are conveniently located near Catonsville, Laurel, and Randallstown.

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    Sinno Center for Plastic Surgery: Dr. Fady A. Sinno

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    Ellicott City, MD 21042

    Phone: (410) 884-4200

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    Phone: (410) 751-2348