Pregnancy, weight changes and natural aging can all contribute to undesirable sagging or drooping breasts. A personalized breast lift surgery at our Raleigh, NC surgery center will raise the position of the breasts to create a firmer and more youthful-looking appearance, without altering overall cup size.

Who Should Get Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift surgery is ideal for healthy women of a stable weight, who do not intend to have additional children.

A breast lift can treat:

  • Downward pointing areolas or nipples
  • Nipples hanging below the breast crease
  • Breasts with decreased firmness
  • Sagging, pendulous breasts

A breast lift should give your breasts better contour and a more youthful appearance. The breasts will be firmer, higher and more rounded. A breast lift will not affect the size or volume of your breasts, but will return them to a youthful position.

What to Expect During Your Breast Lift in Raleigh

A breast lift procedure in Raleigh, NC is performed under general or local anesthesia combined with intravenous sedation. Incisions are made around the areola (extending above it and creating a new position for the nipple), along the breast crease, and in a vertical line connecting the other two incisions.

Excess skin is removed from the bottom of the breast and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher location on the breast. The nipple and areola remained attached to the underlying breast tissue, reducing the risk of sensation loss. For some patients, other incision patterns may be appropriate. We will help you determine which technique is best for you based on your degree of breast sagging.

Adding Breast Lift to Augmentation

Many patients add a Lift to their Breast Augmentation to achieve optimal results. This improves positioning and provides a more youthful contour. See below for more information.

Breast Augmentation vs Lift

After Your Surgery

After surgery, the incisions are bandaged. Temporary surgical drains may also be placed to collect fluid buildup. You will need to wear a compression garment and support bra for the first several weeks of recovery to promote healing and minimize swelling. Initial swelling will contribute to some feeling of discomfort or tightness in the chest. This can be treated with medication. Bandages will be removed in a few days.

Recovery times vary. Normal activities are usually resumed in about a week, and more strenuous activity in three to six weeks. After that, your breasts will still need to be protected from impact and sun exposure for several months. Incision lines will fade and flatten over the course of 12-18 months.

Understanding the Risks of a Breast Lift

As with all surgical procedures, there are risks associated with breast lift surgery. Potential adverse events may include discomfort, infection, changes in sensitivity and asymmetry. These risks, along with steps you can take to minimize them, will be discussed in detail during your consultation.

How Much Does a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Cost?

The price to have your Breast Lift at our surgery center office is intended as a general guide to our actual pricing. At your consultation, we’ll provide you a detailed individual estimate based on your surgeon’s recommendations.

At your consultation, your patient care coordinator will provide you with a detailed individual estimate given your surgeon’s recommendations. Please click here if you would like a generalized price estimate.

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Real Patient Reviews for Specialists in Plastic Surgery

These comments are provided by, an independent survey service. Not just anyone can go online and write a review through RealPatientRatings®. Only our actual patients are surveyed following their consult or procedure. Participating providers cannot choose which patients are surveyed or censor the reviews.

Arm Lift, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck Review for Sanjay Daluvoy, MD

I had arm lift, breast lift and augmentation, tummy tuck and flanks removal. I love my body, Dr. Daluvoy has given my confidence back. Dr. Daluvoy listens and his staff is very polite. I love coming to the clinic. *

Breast Lift, Arm Lift Review for Matthew Blanton, MD

Dr. Blanton continues to help me continue my weight loss journey by removing the excess skin off of my body and look my absolute best. Each procedure has looked wonderful and they have gone above and beyond to help if I needed it. [Single best thing is...] It also included an arm lift. It helped get weight off my chest and arms, less movement when I move and less bulk.*

Breast Lift Review for Donald Oschwald, MD

Everyone surrounding Dr. Oschwald was professional, very knowledgeable, friendly, and very clean office. [Single best thing is...] Results.*

Breast Lift Review for Richard Carlino, MD

I was fully informed of what and how the procedure would be performed and what to expect afterwards. *

Breast Lift Review for Sanjay Daluvoy, MD

Dr. Daluvoy was fantastic. His work is meticulous and his bedside manner is amazing. I had a breast lift and then had augmentation 3 months later. I couldn’t be happier with my results! I highly recommend Dr. Daluvoy to perform any surgical procedure. [Single best thing is...] I am so happy with my new breasts! They look amazing and I should have done it 10 years ago! I’m so happy I followed all Dr. Daluvoy’s advice. He really cares about his work and his patients! *

Breast Lift Review for Richard Carlino, MD

Excellent bed side manner, made me comfortable, never waited during appointment times. *

Breast Lift Review for Sanjay Daluvoy, MD

Dr. Daluvoy was wonderful. He took time to listen to my concerns and even held my hand before surgery while they put me under. He knew I was nervous because I had never had major surgery before. I could not have asked for a more compassionate surgeon. My results are great and I couldn't be happier with my experience. *

Breast Lift Review for Richard Carlino, MD

I went to see Dr. Carlino for a breast lift consultation a few years ago and decided to hold off on the procedure. When I was ultimately ready I came back to have it done a few months ago. Dr. Carlino and his staff were amazing. They are so kind and humble. The entire office is amazing. They make you feel so welcome from start to finish.*

Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Breast Implant Revision Review for Sanjay Daluvoy, MD

I am beyond elated with my procedure. I was a bit nervous going in but this was something I had wanted to do for quite a while. Dr. Daluvoy and staff are amazing. I am only 2 days post op and have had no problems whatsoever.*

Breast Lift Review for Richard Carlino, MD

Great outcome *

*Client testimonials are based on personal experience. Individual results may vary.


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