Most women experience changes in the appearance of their breasts as they age. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, time and gravity can cause round, youthful breasts to sag, droop, and lose their shape. A breast lift with or without implants in Chicago from Dr. Sammy Sinno or Dr. Thomas Mustoe, who has performed over 1,000 breast lifts, can restore the youthful shape and feel of the breasts, and may improve confidence and self-image as well.
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno, board-certified plastic surgeons, are recognized as cosmetic breast surgery specialists by patients and fellow doctors alike. If you would like a personal evaluation for breast lift surgery at our downtown Chicago offices, request a consultation online. Or you can call us at
(312) 788-2560 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment.
Breast Lift Before & After Photos
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Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is performed to lift, firm and reshape breasts that sag or droop due to age, motherhood, heredity, or weight changes. During the procedure, your surgeon:
Removes excess, sagging skin
Repositions underlying tissue for improved shape
Lifts the entire breast and nipple to a higher, more youthful placement on the chest
May also enhance the size of the breasts with implants
In some cases, breast lift surgery can also correct breast asymmetry, reduce enlarged nipples, or remove stretch marks from the breasts. The procedure is a good option for healthy women at a stable weight who are happy with the size of their breasts, but would like to improve shape and position. It can also be combined with other body contouring procedures after massive weight loss, such as an arm lift or thigh lift.
Many patients benefit from combining a breast lift with breast augmentation, not only to increase size, but also for optimization of shape without a change in size. As the breasts drop and respond to changes in weight or after pregnancy, the upper portion of the breasts can lose volume, which cannot always be corrected by the breast lift procedure alone. It is then appropriate to place a small implant to optimize shape without necessarily changing the breast size significantly. Dr. Mustoe or Dr. Sinno can also add fullness to the upper breast using fat transfer, if the patient does not want implants.
For patients who desire smaller, lifted breasts, breast reduction may be the right choice.
Glimpse Your Potential With VECTRA® 3-D
See the potential results of your breast lift before you have surgery with our
VECTRA 3-D imaging system. VECTRA uses an image of your own body instead of a model’s to
and Dr. Mustoe envision your ideal outcome – and work together to achieve it.
Breast Lift Cost
Our Chicago plastic surgeons understand that cost is a necessary consideration when it comes to having elective surgery. While you will be provided a detailed quote that is personalized to your specific procedure during your consultation, you can expect breast lift prices to be in the following range:
Dr. Mustoe: Breast lifts without implants start at $8,500 and can reach $13,000 for complex cases with silicone implants. In general, breast lift with implant procedures range from $10,000 to $11,000.
Dr. Sinno: Breast lifts without implants range from $7,000 to $8,500. Breast lifts with implants range from $8,500 to $9,500.
We offer financing through Alphaeon Credit to qualified applicants.
Why Choose Dr. Mustoe & Dr. Sinno
Through extensive research and experience, Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno have developed several
innovations that contribute to a better rhinoplasty procedure and result, characterized by:
Dr. Mustoe and Dr. Sinno have performed thousands of breast surgeries, through which they have refined their skills, techniques, and aesthetic sensibility. Dr. Mustoe’s extensive research into wound healing and scar prevention allows him and Dr. Sinno to perform breast lift on its own or with implants with less injury and minimized scarring, for an improved recovery and result. Instead of general anesthesia, our surgeons typically use local anesthesia with sedation, which generally results in less bruising and bleeding and a faster recovery for their mastopexy patients.
Most of his breast lift patients report that over-the-counter pain medication is enough to manage their postsurgical discomfort. They are generally able to return to light activities and work within just a few days. With the aid of a support bra, you will continue to heal over the next 4 to 6 weeks, during which time your surgeon will continue to monitor your recovery closely. Swelling will continue to subside during this time, and incisions will gradually start to fade. Most breast lift patients report that they feel better about their breast appearance almost immediately, and that they can show off their results within just a few weeks of surgery.
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