At our boutique practice in Richmond VA, breast lift surgery helps restore the youthful appearance of the breasts by tightening and reshaping. The surgery can also reduce the size of an over-stretched areola (the pigmented, darker, or pink portion surrounding the nipple).
Patients in search of a breast lift in Richmond, VA (RVA) trust Dr. Darrin Hubert, acclaimed board-certified plastic surgeon, for their surgery. Below, we’ve included a guide to the procedure, information about Dr. Hubert, and frequently asked questions.
The technical name of the procedure is a mastopexy, but most patients refer to it as a breast lift, as the surgical procedure is designed to lift drooping breasts, giving them a more youthful and full appearance. The operation will also remove excess skin, tighten the remaining tissue, and reduce the size of the areola. This is an optimal procedure for patients who have sagging breasts due to aging, childbirth, or weight loss.
As a woman ages, her breasts can acquire a sagging or drooping appearance due to the stretching of the skin and ligaments that support them. Additional factors which influence these changes include pregnancy and significant weight changes.
Women who are good candidates for a breast lift are at a stable weight
Candidates are bothered by the sagging of their breast tissue.
Many candidates experience their nipples pointing downwards
The best candidates also have realistic expectations for this procedure.
Candidates should be in good overall physical health and mentally healthy.
*We ask that our candidates do not smoke, as smoking or vaping nicotine is strongly discouraged and may have a disastrous effect on your result.
Breast surgeries are the largest part of Dr. Hubert’s practice, so we’ve had the joys of seeing many advantages to our Richmond breast lift surgery. Below, we’ve included some of the benefits we see on a day-to-day basis with our patients:
The surgery will lift drooping breasts
The surgery can reduce the size of the areola
The surgery will help contour more youthful-looking and feeling breasts
Our patients express that they have more self-confidence after receiving the surgery
Patients feel sexier and fit better in their desired tops
The first step to getting a breast lift in Richmond with Dr. Hubert will be to get in touch with us. We have a dedicated front office team who is happy to book a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Hubert. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your surgical goals, ask questions, and learn more about our practice.
Dr. Hubert will provide a thorough assessment of your breasts, inform you of exactly what’s possible, and provide his expert recommendations. If you would like to proceed with the operation, surgery will be booked, and we’ll provide you with pre and postoperative instructions.
Dr. Hubert will also have some very detailed questions about our medical history, including if you smoke and what medications you’re taking. Please be as open and honest with Dr. Hubert as possible, as these questions are created to help reduce risks and complications.
Pro Tip: This initial meeting is your chance to get to know Dr. Hubert and the practice. Be upfront and honest. Communication is key to helping us provide you with the best possible breast lift results!
There is a variety of techniques available, depending on the shape of your breasts, overall body proportions, and your goals. In general, the further that tissue needs to be lifted and the higher the nipple needs to be placed, the longer the scars that are necessary to achieve the lift. But the good news is that all of these scars are confined only to the breast itself.
There are three main mastopexy techniques:
At the start of a breast lift, anesthesia is administered to the patient. Following this, the incisions are made. Excess skin tissue is trimmed away using a scalpel and electrocautery, and the tissues of the breast are reshaped for a perkier appearance. The areolae may also be resized or repositioned as needed. Finally, the incisions are closed with the help of internal stitches that you won’t even see. Mostly they are dissolvable. However, occasionally Dr. Hubert will also place a single permanent suture on the inside to keep the areola from widening after surgery.
Since a breast lift procedure is designed to improve the shape of your breast, it does not result in a substantial change in your overall size. If this is a concern, Dr. Hubert is happy to discuss either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery as well.
Breast lift surgery is performed as an outpatient, and you can expect to wear a fitted post-surgical bra during the recovery period. You will need to follow Dr. Hubert’s post-surgical care directions closely in order to achieve the best and most natural results after healing. This will also minimize the chance of complications.
During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Hubert will be able to answer any questions and give you more information on how quickly you’re recovering.
As one of the top breast lift surgeons in Richmond, VA, Dr. Hubert will meet with you in his office to discuss all options and pricing. There are many considerations that go into determining the price of a mastopexy. The time it takes to perform the procedure, the amount of tissue removed, and the techniques used all impact breast lift cost. The average cost for a breast lift is approximately $5,900. However, if the correction you need is smaller and takes less time, it may be less.
Dr. Darrin Hubert frequently performs breast lift surgery for patients in Richmond and will be available to tell you more about mastopexy during a consultation. As part of this consultation, you will be able to look at before and after photos, ask questions, and learn about the preparation and recovery process. Contact us to set up your consultation.
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Your Breast Lift Questions Answered
Why Choose Dr. Hubert?
Dr. Hubert is a highly trained Richmond breast lift specialist who has built his career on breast surgeries. As a proud member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Hubert has won numerous awards as a Richmond TopDoc. Dr. Hubert prides himself on his dedication to his patients, communication, and bedside manner. Having performed thousands of breast surgeries in his career, Dr. Hubert is one of the most highly regarded breast surgeons in all of Virginia.
Can I combine my Breast Lift with other Procedures?
You sure can! Many of our patients combine a breast lift with a tummy tuck or liposuction. After childbirth, many patients receive a mommy makeover to regain the youthful bodies that they lost during pregnancy. This is a very popular procedure we perform, and when doing them together, you’re able to save some money.
Will breast lift surgery increase the size of my breasts?
If your goal of the surgery is to increase volume and size, we can combine the surgery with breast implants, which will not only lift but increase the size and fullness of the breasts. A breast lift with implants is very popular, as many patients desire the youthful full breasts they had when they were younger.
How long until I can workout following surgery?
We know you’ll be anxious to get back into the gym or return to exercise, but it’s best to wait approximately 6 weeks before heavy lifting and strenuous workouts. During that time, you will be able to do light walks to stay in shape while letting your breast lift results settle.
Do I need to get a mammogram before surgery?
The safest course of action is to follow the standard recommendations for screening mammography. If you are 40 years or older, or if you are at increased risk for breast cancer, you may need a screening mammogram. Since breast surgery can change the appearance of your mammogram images, it is best to have this study done before surgery as opposed to afterwards.
Dr. Hubert and his staff are very professional and courteous. Both he and his nurse take time to answer my questions, and make sure I understand everything. Dr. Hubert also promptly conducts a follow up after surgery and when there are any concerns.
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Dr. Darrin M. Hubert extends a warm welcome to patients from other cities, states, and countries. We understand that finding your perfect match in a surgeon may require you to travel far away from your home and we are thrilled to help you plan your exciting journey to beauty and confidence.