Charlotte Breast Lift

Tired of trying to find a bra that will give you the youthful shape you want? A breast lift in Charlotte can help sagging breasts become beautiful breasts by doing away with excess, stretched skin, lifting the breasts into a higher position, and reshaping a firmer, naturally youthful appearance. Even the best bra can’t do that!

  • 800+ Breast Lift Surgeries Performed
  • 25+ Years of Experience

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  • Breast lift as part of Mommy Makeover

  • Breast lift with fat grafting after implant removal

  • Breast lift w small reduction to achieve C cup.

  • Breast lift to correct poor scaring after failed previous surgery

  • Breast lift larger woman correcting large areola w auto-augmentation

  • Breast lift w implant to restore shape after wt loss

  • Breast lift to correct asymmetry

  • Breast lift w implant part of Mommy Makeover

Charlotte, NC plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim is a highly-accomplished, certified plastic surgeon with a reputation for excellence.

BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Jeffrey A. Ditesheim, MD, FACS

Dr. Ditesheim is widely recognized as an expert in short scar breast lifts, with a wealth of experience applying this advanced technique to more than 800 women. This sophisticated method not only reshapes the breasts but also minimizes scarring, ensuring optimal results. Dr. Ditesheim’s expertise extends across various situations, including mastopexy after massive weight loss, asymmetry correction, and accommodating a diverse range of ages from teens to individuals in their 60s.

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About Charlotte Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift procedure in Charlotte restores a natural round breast shape by repositioning the nipple higher on the breast, reducing overstretched skin, and removing breast tissue falling below the breast crease. In traditional breast lift procedures, the excess skin is removed from the lower part of the breast in order to conceal the scars as much as possible.

A breast lift can add roundness to the top of your breasts, improve their shape, and reduce sagging to help bras fit more comfortably and clothing fit more attractively.

  • Average Price: $XXXXto $XXX
  • Discomfort Level: Moderate
  • Typical Recovery Period: XXXX
  • Anesthesia Options: Local, General, or IV Sedation

No Regrets!

I have absolutely no regrets about having this surgery at age 17. I look and feel so much better. My back pain went away almost immediately, which was a huge relief. I am really happy with it and I think that it was one of the best decisions that I have ever made.

Banner explaining and showing lollipop scar after breast reduction

A breast augmentation in Charlotte can help you balance your proportions, improve symmetry, and restore fullness to your breasts following pregnancy or weight loss. We’ll help you choose the breast implant type, size and shape that best fits your body and create the beautiful breast contour you desire.

A breast augmentation in Charlotte can help you balance your proportions, improve symmetry, and restore fullness to your breasts following pregnancy or weight loss. We’ll help you choose the breast implant type, size and shape that best fits your body and create the beautiful breast contour you desire.

Breast Lift

Dr. Ditesheim specializes in the breast lift short scar technique, which incorporates two incisions: one around the areola and one vertically from the areola down to the breast crease. During the procedure, a “lollipop incision” is traced around the nipple and partially down the breast.

The nipples are repositioned to give them a more youthful appearance consistent with the adjusted shape. Finally, excess breast skin is removed to make up for lost elasticity. Some of the incision scars will be concealed while others may be more visible. However, the lines do fade significantly over time.

Breast lifts in Charlotte usually lasts 2 to 4 hours, under general anesthesia administered by a physician anesthesiologist to minimize discomfort during the procedure.

What to Expect During Your Consultation?

The procedure is done in the comfort of our private, AAAASF accredited surgical suite. Following your procedure, you will be able to go home to continue your recovery.

Dr. Ditesheim and his experienced staff will provide you with pre-surgical information that includes guidelines about drinking, smoking and avoiding certain vitamins and medications.

Additionally, you may be required to have a mammogram exam before the procedure depending upon your age and medical history. Dr. Ditesheim’s veteran staff has a wealth of experience in preparing patients and families for the recovery process.

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Four Breast Lift Surgical Techniques

Breast lift surgery is a personalized procedure, and the most suitable options for you will be determined by factors such as your body proportions, the extent of sagging that requires correction, and your specific aesthetic goals. In your consultation, Dr. Ditesheim will advise on one of the breast lift techniques mentioned below based on your individual needs.

Crescent Breast Lift

A frequently used approach to address mild ptosis (grade I) involves a crescent breast lift, also referred to as a crescent lift or nipple lift. During this breast lift procedure, a section of skin above the areola is removed from the upper part of the nipple, enabling the reshaping of the breast and elevation of the nipple.

Vertical Breast Lift

The vertical lift is well-suited for women experiencing moderate breast sagging, necessitating significant reshaping. This technique involves two incisions: a circular one around the outer edge of the areola and a vertical incision extending from the bottom of the areola down to the natural crease of the breast (inframammary fold). The incision pattern resembles a lollipop, giving rise to the nickname "lollipop lift."

Donut Breast Lift

Known as a "peri-areolar breast lift," this technique is an excellent choice for women experiencing mild sagging, seeking subtle lifting effects. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a single circular incision around the entire outer perimeter of the areola. Once again, this method yields a minimally visible scar.

Anchor Breast Lift

Characterized by incisions forming an anchor shape, this lifting method is specifically designed for women seeking substantial reshaping to address significant sagging. Referred to as the "inverted T" lift, this technique involves the creation of three incisions.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction

If you want smaller, lifted breasts, because the nipples point downward, we can help you too. This type of mastopexy is essentially a breast reduction, except that the emphasis is more on skin tightening rather than on size reduction. This combination provides for a more proportionate appearance.

Good Candidates For a Breast Lift in Charlotte

If you’re unhappy with the way your breasts look due to sagging or lost volume, you’re on the right track by considering a breast lift.

This surgical procedure may be a great option if any of the following describe you:

  • Your breasts have a flat shape
  • Your nipples fall below the crease when you are not wearing a bra
  • Your breasts are different sizes causing one to sag more than the other
  • You are at a healthy, stable body weight
  • You are a non-smoker or plan to quit smoking well in advance of the scheduled procedure

Will I need breast implants too?

This is really up to you. Are you happy with your current breast size and shape? If you are happy with your appearance when you are wearing a non-padded bra, a breast lift can improve the breast shape and make wearing that bra more comfortable.

Correcting Noticeable Asymmetry

If your breasts appear deflated or have lost significant breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss, then breast augmentation alone or a breast lift with augmentation may help you achieve the best results. Additionally, a breast lift with implants can be the best solution to correct noticeable asymmetry if you would like both breasts to be closer in size to your larger breasts.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Reduction

If you want smaller, lifted breasts, because the nipples point downward, we can help you too. This type of mastopexy is essentially a breast reduction, except that the emphasis is more on skin tightening rather than on size reduction. This combination provides for a more proportionate appearance.

Good Candidates For a Breast Lift in Charlotte

If you’re unhappy with the way your breasts look due to sagging or lost volume, you’re on the right track by considering a breast lift.

This surgical procedure may be a great option if any of the following describe you:

  • Your breasts have a flat shape
  • Your nipples fall below the crease when you are not wearing a bra
  • Your breasts are different sizes causing one to sag more than the other
  • You are at a healthy, stable body weight
  • You are a non-smoker or plan to quit smoking well in advance of the scheduled procedure

Will I need breast implants too?

This is really up to you. Are you happy with your current breast size and shape? If you are happy with your appearance when you are wearing a non-padded bra, a breast lift can improve the breast shape and make wearing that bra more comfortable.

Correcting Noticeable Asymmetry

If your breasts appear deflated or have lost significant breast volume after pregnancy or weight loss, then breast augmentation alone or a breast lift with augmentation may help you achieve the best results. Additionally, a breast lift with implants can be the best solution to correct noticeable asymmetry if you would like both breasts to be closer in size to your larger breasts.

Charlotte Breast Lift Cost

The price for a breast lift in Charlotte depends on many factors. Three critical factors that affect cost are: How much breast shaping will be needed? Are you getting breast implants too? Is there significant breast asymmetry? Your total cost includes professional anesthesia, operating room and recovery costs at our accredited surgical facility, and surgeon’s fees. Financing is available through CareCredit®. At your personal consultation, we’ll help you understand your different payment options to make your plastic surgery affordable.

  • Average Cost

    Downtime

    Anesthesia

  • Lift Auto Augmentation

    surgical

    $XXXX

    X days

    General anesthesia

  • Lift + Grafting

    surgical

    $XXXX

    95%

    General anesthesia

  • Lift + Grafting

    surgical

    $XXXX

    95%

    General anesthesia

  • Lipo + Breast Lift

    surgical

    $XXXX

    95%

    General anesthesia

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Can I Combine Breast Lift with Other Procedures?

A breast lift can yield impressive outcomes on its own, as it stands out as the most efficient method for addressing sagging and achieving a more youthful and lifted appearance. However, it also synergizes well with other surgical interventions. Your choice to combine a breast lift with supplementary procedures depends on your cosmetic objectives and can be a highly sensible decision.

46 yr woman 5’10”, 187lb (left): before; (center): after liposuction of the tummy and hips and breast lift and (right): after 2 years and tummy tuck, further liposuction of the torso and BBL (buttocks augmentation)

Breast Lift with Tummy Tuck an Liposuction

Breast Lift Surgery Recovery

Recovery from breast lift surgery is surprisingly quick for most of our patients. You may have some initial discomfort along the incision line, but the pain is usually mild. You’ll be encouraged to move your arms right away, and patients typically return to work within 1-3 days, depending on the extent of surgery. Dr. Ditesheim usually requests a breast lift patient to wait a few weeks before returning to more vigorous activities.

We want to make sure that your surgical experience and recovery is as pleasant as possible. Our experienced staff will provide you with postoperative guidelines and instructions for the most comfortable and successful healing. Our staff is here to ensure that your recovery is a success story waiting to be told.

Breast Lift Financing

You have a number of choices when it comes to payment. We accept all major credit cards, or you may pay with cash if you prefer. As part of your consultation process, you will have a chance to sit down and talk with our patient concierge, who can go over all of your options and help you with the planning process.

We offer programs designed to meet your individual payment needs. Payments can be low as $100 per month!

Prosper Healthcare Lending is the premier financing company in the cosmetic surgery industry. With over $5 Billion funded and over 300,000 loan inquiries serviced through their lenders, this is a name and a program you can trust.

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Common Questions About

BREAST AUGMENTATION

If you’re happy with the size of your breasts but want them to appear perkier and more youthful, a breast lift is probably the right path. For both increased volume and a more youthful appearance, a breast lift plus augmentation yields excellent results.

Although it’s not unusual to have decreased sensation on the breasts and nipples immediately following surgery, this condition is temporary and feeling will gradually return to normal over time.

In some cases, simply increasing the size of the breasts through augmentation can lead to breasts that sag. To prevent this, implants can be combined with a breast lift for better results.

The best candidates for breast lift surgery are women who are in good overall physical and mental health and have concerns about the degree of sagging in their breasts. Sagging or ptosis, is common among women as they age, undergo weight fluctuations or have gone through pregnancy. Women with moderate to large breasts are especially prone to sagging, although women with small breasts can also benefit from a breast lift. The best breast lift results are seen in women with downward-pointing nipples, excess breast skin or a deflated breast appearance.

Yes. Because a breast lift involves lifting and reshaping breast tissue before tightening the breast skin, the procedure usually also requires relocating the nipples to a naturally central placement.nnFor many women, this is an added benefit of the procedure, because sagging can cause the breast skin to stretch out, often resulting in nipples that are off-center or lower than they should be. In addition, your areolas can be resized if they have become larger than you would like as a result of sagging.

Keep in mind that a breast lift focuses on breast shape rather than breast size. While a breast lift won’t make your breasts any larger, most women feel that their new shape after a breast life gives them a more youthful figure with a perkier bust line. Depending on your goals, a breast lift might be enough to enhance your breasts. For others, ideal results can be created through a combination of a breast lift and implants.

The common approach to take for breast lift surgery is to place the incisions around the areola, extending downward to the inframammary fold, the natural crease below the breasts. This is often called a ‘keyhole’ incision, and allows Dr. Ditesheim to reshape the breast tissue and tighten the skin for the best breast lift results. While some breast lift patients worry about the appearance of scars prior to their surgery, after their breast lift, most patients are so happy with their results that the scars seem well worth it. In addition, the scars from breast lift surgery tend to fade quite a bit within the first couple of years after surgery, and for many, eventually heal to a point that they are hardly noticeable.

Depending on your exact needs, it’s quite possible that a breast lift can help you achieve greater breast symmetry. If you have one breast that is larger than the other, the smaller breast can be augmented or the larger breast reduced. These procedures can be combined with a lift on one or both breasts to create the most natural appearance. The best way to determine your options for asymmetrical breasts is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ditesheim.

You should be able to notice some difference in your breast shape and position immediately after surgery. Initially, your end results will be obscured by swelling or bruising as your body heals from surgery. While most breast lift patients can return to work after only a few days of downtime, your final results will slowly develop over the next several weeks and months as the swelling dissipates and your breasts settle into their new position. At about 6 months following surgery, you should have a good idea of the end results of your breast lift.

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Dr. Ditesheim has performed hundreds of breast augmentations using both saline and silicone breast implants, either of which can deliver beautiful, natural-looking results in the right candidates. Together, you and Dr. Ditesheim will go over the details of each implant type in order to determine if there’s one that might better meet your goals for breast augmentation surgery in Charlotte.





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