How Long Do Breast Lift Incisions Take to Heal?

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Have you noticed your breasts starting to droop? This sagging happens naturally with age, following weight loss or after having children and can affect your confidence. A breast lift restores your breasts’ shape and position to provide a youthful look. It can be performed alone or combined with breast augmentation for beautiful results. 

What is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy?

Many women notice that their breast volume has shifted downward over time, leading to a stretched, sagging appearance. A breast lift is the most effective solution to drooping breasts. Dr. Stile performs breast lifts with the philosophy of achieving shapely, natural-looking results. His extensive experience lets him achieve superior results with as little scarring as possible.


*Individual Results May Vary

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

Mastopexy requires incisions to remove and tighten excess skin. The smallest incision is made around the areola. Some people may have another incision that runs from the areola to the breast crease. People with a larger amount of sagging may also have a horizontal incision in the breast crease. Dr. Stile will Use the smallest incision needed to achieve your goals. 

How Long Do Breast Lift Incisions Take to Heal?

Your recovery after a breast lift will depend on several factors, including the type of incision. Dr. Stile and his team will provide you with instructions for incision care. You may have surgical drains placed for the first few days. You will need to avoid putting any strain on your sutures. 

You will have several follow-up visits with Dr. Stile to ensure your incisions are healing normally. Sutures usually come out after about a week. However, your incisions will continue to heal for several more weeks. Most women are fully healed and can resume even strenuous activities after six to eight weeks. However, wait for Dr. Stile’s approval before adding activities back into your routine. 


Do I Need a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

Some women are happy with their breasts’ volume but want to correct their position. However, many women struggle with volume loss and sagging simultaneously. Having children and the aging process can leave breasts looking flat. You may benefit from a combined breast lift and augmentation to achieve full, lifted, shapely breasts. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

You may consider a breast lift if your breasts sag or droop. Good candidates have no major health problems and reasonable expectations. Ideal candidates maintain a generally stable weight. Candidates should be aware that breast lifts will involve incisions and scars, which will fade over time but never disappear entirely. 

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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