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Breast Lift

As women grow older, the effects of pregnancy, nursing and sheer gravity take their toll. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can raise and reshape a sagging breast providing a higher, more youthful appearance.

There are actually a variety of techniques for breast lifting. But a lift is not augmentation. Keep in mind that this procedure lifts breasts to a higher position but will not increase fullness. To increase fullness, a combination of a lift and breast augmentation with implants should be considered.


This procedure removes fat, tissue and skin from the breasts, placing them in a higher position on the chest wall. The nipple and areola are moved to a higher position so as to improve appearance. Dr. Carney utilizes the vertical technique with a minimum incision, reducing or removing the need for an incision under the breast.


Keep activity levels to a minimum on the day following surgery. Normal exercise levels can resume as early as a week later and gradually increase over a six-week period. You may expect to return to work approximately two days after surgery.


Dr. Carney uses the latest imaging technology so you can get a realistic 3D image of your own body within a couple of minutes. During your consultation with Dr. Carney, you will discuss your preferences and he’ll provide options based on your anatomy and desires. With the 3D image, you will be able to assess your options and confirm the choice that best suits your wishes and your body.

You will also have the opportunity to use the new state-of-the-art Virtual Reality 4D Goggles that will allow you to virtually see your future breasts from your perspective.

Can’t wait? You can start now by uploading your own 2D photos, and a 3D image will be created after you create your profile. Click here to start!


Learn More About Breast Lift

If you’d like to learn more about breast lift surgery, please watch our educational video below. Just select the procedure from the dropdown video menu below. You can also learn more about breast lift surgery from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery is also a good source of information about breast lifts. Dr. Carney is a member of both medical societies.

If you feel that you would like to speak with Dr. Carney personally about breast lift surgery, please request a consultation or contact us with your question. 

Individual results may vary.

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