Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

If pregnancies, weight fluctuations, or the aging process have taken a toll on your breasts, you may be looking for treatments that can help. A Breast Lift in Denver CO performed by Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO, could be just what you’re looking for. This treatment can restore the youthful contours of your bosom. Best of all, your results will appear completely natural!

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift Denver CO?

You’re Concerned About Sagging and a Loss of Shape

A Breast Lift in Denver CO, which is referred to in medical terms as mastopexy, can lift a bosom that has begun to sag and restore the natural shape of the breasts. But one thing this treatment won’t do is increase your cup size. In addition, most of the tightening that mastopexy offers is in the lower portion of the breast below the nipple. This treatment does not usually enhance the upper breast as much.

Whether or not you’re a good candidate for this treatment depends on what you’re hoping to accomplish. If you’re concerned about sagging, mastopexy is a terrific option. And if you’re also looking to increase the size of your breasts, or if you want to bolster the fullness of your upper breasts, we can incorporate implants into your treatment.

Your Nipples Are Low

One quick way of determining if mastopexy may be for you is to examine the position of your nipples. If your nipples seem to sit lower than the fold beneath your breast while you are standing, you may have enough sagging to consider a lift.

Your Breasts Don’t Match

It’s not uncommon for one breast to be a little larger or have a slightly different shape than the other one. For many women, the differences between the two breasts are barely noticeable. But if your breasts are visibly asymmetrical, mastopexy can be performed to make them more similar in appearance.

Your Weight Is Steady

Significant fluctuations in your weight can stretch your skin in a way that introduces sagging, so the ideal patient is at a stable weight. Patients who are planning pregnancies should consider waiting and scheduling this treatment after they have had children.

You’re in Good Health

Mastopexy candidates should be in good overall health and ideally are not smokers. Patients should not have active breast cancer or Cellulitis, an infection of the breast tissue.

Your Bosom Is Fully Developed

This treatment is only performed on patients whose breasts have fully developed. For many women, the breasts have fully developed by the age of 16. But for some, the breasts can continue developing up until the age of 25.

What Happens During a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy involves the reshaping of existing breast tissue and the removal of any excess skin that may be causing the bosom to droop. We may also reposition the areola. When performing a lift, we’ll make an incision around the nipple and usually down the middle of the lower breast. In some cases, we’ll also make an incision along the fold beneath the breast. If an implant is incorporated into your lift, we can usually shorten the length of the incisions.

This outpatient treatment is usually performed under sedation with local anesthesia.

What Type of Recovery Does This Involve?

Patients typically return to their normal schedules within three days and can resume their exercise routines within 10 days. You may be asked to wear a snug-fitting compression garment designed to support your recovery for the first several days.

How Quickly Will I See Improvement?

This treatment offers an immediate improvement in the shape and position of the bosom, with the full results developing within two to three months. Your results will last you a lifetime. Although your body will continue to age, the lifting and tightening achieved through mastopexy is permanent.

Will This Increase My Risk of Breast Cancer?

No. Regardless of whether your breast lift incorporates implants or not, this treatment does not increase your risk of cancer.

Will a Bigger Implant Make Mastopexy Unnecessary?

Implants alone will not perk up sagging breasts, they will simply give you larger breasts that still droop. If you’re concerned about sagging, poorly shaped breasts, mastopexy is the best solution for you.

What Advantages Are Associated With This Treatment?

Perkier, Shapelier Breasts

Patients love this treatment because it shapes up the bosom for a more youthful appearance. Improving the shape of the breasts and lifting them back to a more natural position on the chest can bring your overall silhouette into better balance. Your figure will appear more shapely and attractive.

Firmer Breasts

Once you’ve undergone mastopexy, your breasts will look and feel firmer and fuller. If your breasts have started to appear deflated, this treatment can help.

Less Under-Breast Irritation

Sagging breasts often go hand in hand with chafing and irritation. By eliminating the excess skin that contributes to droopiness, mastopexy can put an end to uncomfortable irritation beneath the breasts or along the bra line. You may also find that your bras fit better after this treatment!

More Comfortable Exercise

Drooping, elongated breasts can get in the way of an active lifestyle. Even when you’re wearing supportive garments, vigorous exercise like jogging and aerobics can be uncomfortable with a sagging bosom. Mastopexy makes exercise comfortable again, and patients often find themselves leading more active, healthier lives after treatment.

Renewed Self Confidence

Sagging breasts can erode your self-confidence. They make it hard to find flattering clothes and keep you from looking and feeling your best. A Breast Lift Denver CO can restore your self-confidence and make it possible to set aside the baggy tops you’ve been hiding behind. Getting dressed in the morning will be fun again!

Custom Treatment

Each patient comes to us with a unique set of concerns and unique cosmetic goals. Whether you’re looking for a subtle lift or a more dramatic reshaping of your breasts, we can design a treatment plan just for you.

Why Are My Breasts Sagging?


As we age, our bodies start to produce less collagen and the skin becomes less elastic. Skin all over the body begins to thin and may bounce back less easily, resulting in sagging and droopiness. In the chest area, this can influence the shape and position of the breasts.

Weight Fluctuations

Significant or rapid weight fluctuations can stretch the skin, causing the bosom to become loose and saggy. Pregnancies can also stretch the skin.


When the breasts become enlarged because of milk production, the skin can stretch enough that it may have difficulty fully retracting. This can leave the breasts with a deflated appearance that mastopexy can resolve.

Treatment Q&A

Will My Insurance Cover This?

Because this treatment is performed for cosmetic purposes, health insurance plans usually don’t cover it. Our practice offers healthcare financing options.

What Other Breast Treatments Do You Offer?

Our practice offers a full range of breast treatments. In addition to mastopexy, we perform breast reduction and breast augmentation. We can also treat gynecomastia, which is the presence of breast tissue in male patients.

What Is the Best Age for a Breast Lift?

There is no perfect age for mastopexy because each woman is different and develops at a different age. If you’re a healthy adult female with fully developed breasts and concerns about your appearance, we’d be happy to meet with you and discuss this treatment with you.

Will Mastopexy Interfere With My Ability To Breastfeed?

This treatment does not interfere with the mammary glands and has no impact on a woman’s ability to breastfeed. However, women frequently postpone this treatment until after they are finished having children because pregnancy-related weight gain can alter the results achieved through mastopexy.

Does Mastopexy Ever Increase Breast Size?

As a general rule of thumb, mastopexy alone will reshape and lift the bosom, but it won’t increase the size of the breasts. Only a treatment involving implants will enlarge the breasts. However, some patients find that by improving the shape and position of the breasts through mastopexy, the bosom appears larger.

Could a Breast Lift Be for You?

If you’re ready to perk up your bosom with firmer, shapelier, lifted breasts, maybe it’s time you explored mastopexy. This treatment is ideal for healthy women with fully developed breasts who are struggling with sagging, poorly shaped bosoms. The recovery associated with a lift is minimal and the results will be permanent! Don’t wait any longer. Call Murphy Plastic Surgery in Englewood, CO, and book your initial consultation today!

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