Breast Lift

Breast Lift in Richmond, VA with Dr. John Zinsser

Medically known as a mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical breast procedure that elevates the breasts by removing excess skin and the tightening surrounding tissue to create a firmer, more youthful appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser has extensive experience performing breast lifts and can help you achieve the perky, youthful appearance you desire.

To learn more about breast lifts and your candidacy for the procedure, please call us today at (804) 464-7615 to schedule a personal consultation. Zinsser Plastic Surgery serves patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, Virginia.

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Whether treating patients in their 20’s or 70’s, Dr. Zinsser believes the key to providing world-class results is an individualized approach to patient care.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Breast lifts are performed to restore a perkier, more youthful breast appearance. The results of a mastopexy can affect several aspects of your life and wellbeing. Some breast lift benefits include:

  • Improved breast shape
  • Improved symmetry
  • Natural-looking, individualized results
  • Long-lasting outcome
  • Better fitting clothes
  • Increased body confidence
  • More youthful appearance

It’s important to note that the main goal of a breast lift is to correct sagging breasts. If your primary concern is the size or shape of your breasts, breast augmentation, or a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation may be your best option. Dr. Zinsser will discuss your desired outcome during your initial consultation and guide you toward the solution that best meets your unique goals and needs.

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Am I a Good Mastopexy Candidate?

If you have experienced a loss of skin laxity due to aging, pregnancy, weight fluctuations or other reason, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. Generally speaking, a breast lift may be right for you if:

The best way to know if you are a good candidate for mastopexy or any surgical breast procedure is to meet personally with Dr. Zinsser in a confidential, one-on-one consultation at our office. During your initial consult, Dr. Zinsser will take time to understand your aesthetic concerns and evaluate your physical condition. He will review your medical history, determine your candidacy for a breast lift and explain all of your treatment options. You will never be pressured or rushed into a decision. This is your surgery; every decision is ultimately yours.

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Zinsser Plastic Surgery provides a level of patient care that is unparalleled. We blend compassion, skill and the latest surgical techniques to create a signature experience that is unique in our field.

Whether treating patients in their 20s or 70s, Dr. John Zinsser believes the keys to providing world-class results lie in a completely individualized approach to patient care. At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, you will be treated as the unique individual you are, and your treatment plan will be customized specifically for you. 

Why Choose Zinsser Plastic Surgery?

At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to providing impeccable, patient-focused care. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser wants you to look and feel your very best and won’t settle for anything less. While Dr. Zinsser’s credentials and world-class history of results have earned him a reputation for excellence in the field of plastic surgery, it is his honest, kind and compassionate nature that sets him apart. In fact, he has been given Richmond’s “Best Bedside Manner” award several times in recognition of his warmth and charisma.

Your fully customized breast lift procedure will begin with a personal consultation with Dr. Zinsser at our office. He will discuss your desired outcomes and design a tailored surgical plan that reflects your individual anatomy and goals.

From the front desk to the operating room, every member of the Zinsser Plastic Surgery team is committed to your safety, satisfaction and overall patient experience. We are honored to play a role in your transformative journey.

Schedule Your Cosmetic Breast Surgery Consultation Today

If you live in the Richmond, Fredericksburg or Williamsburg areas of Virginia and would like to learn more about your breast lift options, contact Zinsser Plastic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling (804) 464-7615 to schedule your confidential consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser.

What Happens During a Breast Lift Procedure?

A breast lift procedure aims to improve the position and enhance the overall tone and shape of the breasts by removing excess skin and correcting asymmetries in breast size, shape, and placement. Dr. Zinsser uses a variety of techniques to produce the best results for your anatomy.

Breast Lift Techniques

If you’re considering a breast lift, chances are you’ve researched a few of the techniques and incisions to perform breast lifts. At Zinsser Plastic Surgery, Dr. Zinsser performs breast lifts with different techniques based on your anatomical and aesthetic needs.

Donut Lift

This incision requires removing excess skin in the shape of a donut around the areola. It’s preferred for women with mild to moderately sagging breasts and for reducing the size of the areola. The only scar is around the areola. It is also an effective breast lift technique for women who are looking to have breast augmentation simultaneously.

Vertical Lift

This technique is also called the Lollipop Lift. It involves two incisions: one around the areola and the other placed vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease. It’s the preferred incision for women with moderately sagging breasts.

Full Mastopexy

Also known as an Anchor Lift, this lift involves three incisions: one around the areola, a horizontal incision at the bottom of the breast crease, and a vertical incision to connect the incisions. This procedure is effective for women with a high degree of breast sagging. It is also the optimal incision for women looking for a breast reduction simultaneously.

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Breast Lift Richmond, VA FAQs

Typically, most patients enjoy the results from their breast lift for 10 to 15 years before they may consider a revision. However, breast lift results are also dependent on factors like age, genetics, health, lifestyle, and diet. Surgical technique may also contribute to the length of time your breast lift results last.

Recovery time for a tummy tuck is approximately 4-6 weeks. Though you will be discharged from the medical facility the day of your procedure, you will likely need assistance completing normal tasks for a few days, especially if you have young children.

As with any surgical treatment, it is important to follow Dr. Zinsser’s instructions regarding activities, cleansing, garment use, wound and drain care, and sun exposure to ensure optimal results from your tummy tuck procedure. We will provide you with a full list of aftercare instructions to follow that includes nutrition and hydration.

Generally, a breast lift procedure takes three and a half hours to perform. However, you should also consider that it takes time to administer anesthesia as well as preparing you to go home following the surgery.

Following your breast lift, you should take one to two weeks off from work. However, if you have a physically strenuous job, you may require more recovery time. You may also experience residual swelling that should resolve by six weeks following your surgery.

Typically, a breast lift helps to restore the more youthful position of the breasts by addressing the redundant, stretched skin that causes sagging, deflated breasts, but it doesn’t aim to increase the size of the breasts. A breast augmentation helps increase or restore the fullness of the breasts using an implant. If you are concerned about both sagging, drooping breasts and lost volume, a breast lift with implants may help to you achieve your aesthetic goals while also boosting your confidence.