Mark Sisco, M.D.
501 Skokie Boulevard
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: (847) 504-2333
Monday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Here in Northbrook, Illinois, breast lift is a favorite procedure among women in search of a youthful boost. Technically called mastopexy, breast lift is a wonderful option for improving the look of the breasts while still retaining their natural look and feel.
Are You a Candidate?
Breast lift surgery is appropriate for women who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts but bothered by sagginess. The procedure can help the breasts appear firmer and more sculpted, improve symmetry if the breasts are misaligned, and reshape or resize the areolas. Breast lift is especially popular with women who have had children, since pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave the breasts looking “deflated.” If you’d like to add volume to your breasts, you may be a better candidate for breast augmentation. On the other hand, breast reduction may be more appropriate if you’d like to reduce the size of your breasts and lift them. During your consultation with Dr. Sisco, he listens carefully to your aesthetic goals and helps you decide on the best approach.
You Have Options
Your breast lift surgery is tailored to your needs. During the planning process, Dr. Sisco takes extensive measurements of your breasts and facilitates a candid discussion with you about your ideal outcome. Typically, breast lift is performed using 1 of 3 incision types:
- Concentric: Also called the “doughnut” incision, this traces all the way around the areola. Once healed, this incision is nearly invisible because it blends with the natural color delineation of the areola. However, this incision creates the least amount of lift, and therefore it’s best for patients who need only a minimal amount of improvement.
- Circumvertical: Also called the “lollipop” incision, this option uses the concentric incision with the addition of a vertical line down the lower portion of the breast. This option offers a moderate amount of lift and can also change the size and shape of the areola.
- Inverted “T”: Also called the “anchor” incision, this option adds a horizontal incision along the breast crease to the lollipop incision. This incision provides the most lift and is typically used when the breasts show significant sagging.
Regardless of the incision that’s the best match for you, Dr. Sisco uses meticulous techniques during surgery to ensure that the resulting scar is as discreet as possible.
How Much Does Breast Lift Cost?
Here in Chicago, the cost of breast lift depends very much on the specifics of the surgery. Other factors that affect cost can include:
- Surgical facility fees
- Anesthesiology fees
- The expected duration of your procedure
During your consultation, we offer you a written estimate for your procedure that details the anticipated fees. There’s no need to decide immediately during this appointment. Instead, you can bring home and share the estimate with other household decision makers before moving forward with your surgery.
Surgery Day & Long-Term Results
Breast lift is performed as an outpatient procedure. However, to ensure your comfort, you’ll be under general anesthesia for the duration. The procedure can take a couple of hours to complete, after which you’re briefly monitored before being able to return home.
Recuperation after breast lift is often faster than patients anticipate. If you work a relatively sedentary job, you should be able to comfortably return to the office within 1 week. However, it’s best to avoid anything strenuous for several more weeks.
Your results can last for many years, especially if your weight stays relatively stable and you don’t become pregnant.Back to Top