Breast Lift in Chicago and Arlington Heights, IL
Are you frustrated because your breasts don’t look like they used to anymore? Weight change, pregnancy or just time can make the breasts seem saggy or droopy on the body. The breast lift procedure is a safe, effective way to correct the breasts into a firmer, higher position. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John A. Kotis is proud to offer his vast experience in breast lift procedures to residents of Chicago, Arlington, and the surrounding Illinois communities.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift procedure, or mastopexy, eliminates sagging and drooping breasts. Ptosis, or breast sagging, can be caused by gravity, aging, breastfeeding and other factors. During a breast lift, Dr. Kotis removes excess tissue from the breast and repositions the breast to a higher position. During a procedure, Dr. Kotis may also minimize the size of the areola. A breast lift may be combined with other breast augmentation procedures.
Types of Breast Lifts
The types of breast lifts may vary according to each case. Patients can choose between a periareolar mastopexy, a vertical mastopexy or a Weiss pattern procedure.
- Periareolar Mastopexy – A periareolar mastopexy reduces the size of the breast and creates new breast contours. An elongated breast is lifted and resized for a rounder profile. Incisions are usually made around the areola or the darkened area of the breast. This procedure offers patients the most subtle results.
- Vertical Mastopexy – is another option available for patients. The vertical mastopexy can improve more moderate ptosis, or drooping, and can reduce the size of the areola. As opposed to the periareolar mastopexy, incisions are made around the areola, down towards the breast crease. The results of a vertical mastopexy are more dramatic than a periareolar mastopexy.
- Weiss Pattern Mastopexy – includes a larger incision; the incision goes around the areola and beneath the breasts. The breast is lifted and retains a teardrop shape. Patients with more noticeable drooping and breast tissue benefit most from this procedure and are able to experience more dramatic results.
A breast lift will not add fullness to the upper portion of the breast, nor will it increase the size of the breasts. A breast lift combined with augmentation can maintain or increase your breast size while creating an uplifted youthful shape to the breasts.
Recovery from Breast Lift
After a breast lift procedure patients will receive care instructions for their recovery process. Patients should arrange for a friend or family member to drive them home from our Chicago surgical facility.
After Dr. Kotis performs a breast lift, patients may notice swelling and redness around incisions. Supportive garments and bandages will improve the healing process.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Chicago, IL?
Scheduling a consultation at our office is the best way to predict the cost for a breast lift procedure. Dr. Kotis is one of the only regional doctors to offer personal consultations with each and every prospective patient. While the cost itself can vary among patients, Dr. Kotis proudly offers financing plans to make procedures more financially realistic for everyone. Our office accepts cash, check, credit card and proudly offers Prosper® and CareCredit® to patients. To learn more about financing a breast lift procedure, visit our insurance page.
If you’re unhappy with the change in your breasts, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon to learn if a breast lift is right for you. Residents of Chicago, Arlington and the surrounding Illinois communities can contact our office today to learn more about Dr. Kotis’s professional, compassionate approach to this procedure.