Breast Lift

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Beth Collins performs breast lifts at her plastic surgery locations in Guilford and Mystic for women who desire an elevated, more youthful breast appearance and the improved self-confidence that can accompany such a change. Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is chosen by women from New Haven to New London and Mystic, CT who are affected by breast sagging, also called ptosis, commonly caused by weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or the aging process.

Contact Dr. Collins at our Guilford location at (203) 689-8828 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6122 or request a consultation online to learn more about how a breast lift can help improve your appearance.

Breast Lift Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Breast Lift Case 35 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #35

This patient came in to see Dr. Collins for consideration of breast implants. After a long conversation, it was clear that really what this patient wanted was to improve the shape of her breasts and to move the nipple to a more attractive location on her breasts. She had plenty of volume in her breasts and really didn't want to be any bigger.... Read More
Breast Reduction Case 47 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #47

I am always so glad when younger patients who need breast reduction find their way in to have it done before they live their whole lives with large unruly breasts. This young lady who was 18 years old was already bothered by back, neck and shoulder pain. Her breasts were dense and heavy and uncomfortable. She came in for breast reduction and... Read More
Body Contouring: This petite lady was bothered by her large breasts and excess fat in her abdomen and trunk. She had a bilateral breast reduction and abdominoplasty with 360 degree liposuction. This narrowed her waist, slimmed her back and flattened her abdomen while reducing the size of her breasts and lifting them at the same time.
Body Contouring
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Case #152

The body is three dimensional, therefore to get a global improvement in shape, it must be treated three dimensionally. A tummy tuck alone only addresses the front. To reshape and contour, this petite lady had liposuction of her back, hips and waist along with her tummy tuck. A breast reduction was also added to complete the effect. Now, at 5'... Read More
Breast reduction surgery is one of the most highly satisfactory surgeries in the field of plastics.
Bilateral breast reduction
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Case #95

Breast reduction surgery is one of the most highly satisfactory surgeries in the field of plastics. Many of these patients not only are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts, but they also have back, neck and shoulder pain that limits their activities and contributes to poor activity levels and weight gain. Breast reduction surgery not... Read More
Mommy Makeover Case 92 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #92

This young lady lost over 100 pounds just with diet and exercise. She has a new healthy lifestyle, is eating right and exercising every day. She felt that her body just didn’t match what she felt inside and she was bothered by all of the extra skin that was left by her weight loss and her sagging “empty” breasts.She had a facelift the... Read More
Breast Reduction Case 94 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #94

This lovely young lady came to Dr. Collins because she was disappointed with a previous breast reduction. When she went for her first surgery, she told the surgeon that she wanted to have small breasts (about a "B" cup). She remembers at the time that the surgeon told her that she really didn't want to be that small and that her breasts shoul... Read More
Breast Reduction Case 42 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #42

This beautiful 19 year old lady presented for a breast lift and reduction. She felt as if her breasts were too long and made her look old. She was in great shape, but felt as if she had to buy clothing that was two sizes too big just to fit her breasts. We did a breast reduction with lift, removing over 500 grams of tissue from each breast. H... Read More
Mommy Makeover Case 114 Before & After View #1 | Guilford, CT | Beth Collins M.D.
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Case #114

This beautiful young girls was unhappy with the size and asymmetry of her breasts and the excess skin and fat on her abdomen. She decided to take care of both problems in one surgery. Dr. Collins did a bilateral breast reduction to reduce the size of her breasts and to make them more even. At the same time she had an abdominoplasty. The effec... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Breast Lift Candidates

While breast lift surgery is designed to correct breast droop or sagging, there are varying degrees of severity among women who are affected. Dr. Collins will evaluate your breasts and may classify you in 1 of 3 possible groups:

  • Mild breast droop
  • Moderate breast droop
  • Severe breast droop

By assessing the position of the nipple in relation to the breast crease, the degree of breast droop can be measured. This classification helps Dr. Collins determine the ideal technique for your breast lift, assuming you are a good candidate.

What Happens During Breast Lift Surgery?

This outpatient procedure will require approximately 1 to 3 hours. General anesthesia is common, while local anesthesia may be an option for select patients (in limited incision techniques). The goal of the breast lift is to tighten and elevate the breast tissue, moving the nipple and areola to a higher position.

Incision patterns vary in breast lift surgery. Dr. Collins may choose to utilize an anchor or lollipop shaped incision, or a more limited approach that removes a circle of skin around the areola. Loose skin and glandular tissue are tightened or removed, effectively lifting the breast for a younger-looking shape and appearance.

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Beth Collins, M.D.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beth Collins offers a blend of clinical expertise and warm, open communication to ensure beautiful results from your chosen procedure. Learn more about her experience and explore what she can do for you.

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Breast Lift Recovery & Results

Recovering from breast lift surgery will take at least 1 to 2 weeks while you relax and allow proper healing. Exercise needs to be postponed for about 6 weeks in most cases. The surgical incisions (and sutures) will be covered with gauze and tape, which is removed within one week. Dr. Collins will advise you to wear a special bra for several weeks, which is designed for proper support after cosmetic breast surgery. Discomfort (expect some swelling, aching, bruising and changes in sensation) will be managed with prescription pain medication.

Like all surgical procedures, a breast lift has associated risks. The results are considered permanent, but cannot prevent the normal effects of aging that occur years later.

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Related Procedures & Breast Lift Alternatives

Breast lift techniques are closely related to breast reduction. Both procedures involve reshaping of the breast by a plastic surgeon, so you may find out during your consultation that breast reduction is a more suitable procedure.

Many women believe that breast augmentation (with saline or silicone implants) is the right procedure for lifting the breasts, which is incorrect. It can, however, be combined with a breast lift when volume needs to be restored. It is also important to realize that no exercise routine, cream, or pill can significantly lift the breasts in the same way that a skilled plastic surgeon can with a breast lift.

Learn more about breast lift with Dr. Collins. Request your consultation online or call us at our Guilford location at (203) 689-8828 or Mystic location at (860) 572-6122 to schedule your visit.

Important Reminders

  • Dr. Collins does not accept insurance.
  • There is a $150 consultation fee for surgical and injectable procedures with Dr. Collins.
    • The consultation fee is waived for injectable treatments if the procedure is performed on the day of your consultation.
    • There is a $50 consultation fee for consultations with our RNs.
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