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Breast Lift Surgery in Jacksonville, FL

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What is a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, is a cosmetic procedure that recontours the breasts by removing excess skin and pulling tight the leftover tissue to produce a more youthful and healthier appearance. This body contouring surgery is offered for women who have lost breast fullness and shape and who have breast drooping due to breastfeeding, weight loss, aging, or gravity. Dr. Erik Nuveen and Dr. Courtney Caplin, our board-certified cosmetic surgeons, offer this surgery at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Jacksonville, FL. By integrating the most advanced methods, we can choose the appropriate technique according to the level of sag present while keeping in mind the desired aesthetic goal.


A breast lift takes usually around two hours and is performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The timeframe of this procedure is dependent on the complexity of breast sag. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery is determined by the size, location, and nature of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the straight line vertical incisions are the most used methods. Once the incision is made, any loose and excess skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. The skin is then tightened and the breasts are positioned higher and lifted so they look healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola are reduced to be symmetric with the new shape of the breast.  In most cases the nipple stays attached and is rotated into a high position. In fewer cases, when the relocation is a very far distance, or if the breast tissue is very dense, a free nipple graft is recommended. 

Breast Lift FAQ

How much does a breast lift cost?
During your initial appointment, Dr. Erik Nuveen or Dr. Courtney Caplin will pay attention to your wants and goals before creating your unique treatment plan. Following that, they can better estimate your price. When done well, a breast lift can significantly improve your physical appearance, so it is important to concentrate on having a skilled surgeon with years of training, like the surgeons at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates, rather than costs. To help make cosmetic surgery easier to afford, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates will help you find low-interest medical financing.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?
Whether you should get a breast lift, implants, or both depends on your unique concerns. In many patients, a breast lift will enhance the shape and fullness of the breasts with no need for implants. Our surgeons will evaluate your physical condition and listen to your goals at your consultation, then decide whether you should get implants, a lift, or a breast augmentation plus a lift.

Will my nipples be moved?
Generally, the nipple-areola complex will be shifted up during the breast lift. If your areolas are overly large or stretched, then your surgeon can incorporate an areola reduction during your surgery. This may be discussed during your appointment so your surgical team can decide on the best incision pattern and technique to use in your breast lift.

Healthier-Looking Breasts

Surgical breast lifting has transformed the lives of countless Jacksonville, FL individuals. If you suffer from hanging, sagging breasts that get in the way of your daily activities or prohibit you from sporting the clothes you want, a breast lift at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates may be the answer to your problems. During your initial consultation, a thorough physical exam will be performed, and your goals for surgery will be discussed. We will then create a tailored plan for treatment to assist in transforming your breasts. We encourage you to contact our office in Jacksonville, FL to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.

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