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How Big Will My Breasts be After Breast Lift Surgery?

By: Dr. Tony Watt


A breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure that raises sagging or drooping breasts. Although surgery is not designed to increase breast size, the results of a breast lift are often quite dramatic and can give a woman the appearance of having larger breasts.

Dr. Tony Watt strives to provide patients with the most natural-looking results possible when performing a breast lift. Below, we discuss the benefits of this procedure and how the process works. Call Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa and see why so many Tampa, FL patients trust us for their cosmetic needs.

What causes drooping breasts?

Loss of skin elasticity is normal as we age, but other factors can cause our breasts to droop or sag. During events like pregnancy and breastfeeding, the breasts become stretched out due to the increase in size. Menopause, hormonal changes, and weight loss/gain also contribute to sagging.

Some women feel self-conscious about their drooping breasts and have problems finding bras or form-fitting clothes that fit correctly. Breast surgery can restore the area and create a more youthful appearance.

How does a breast lift work?

During a mastopexy, Dr. Watt removes excess skin and small fat deposits from around the breasts, then lifts the remaining tissue to create a youthful shape. We also address the areolas, so they are more proportionate to the newly lifted breasts. Our surgery takes about 2 – 4 hours, based on the extent of the procedure, and is typically done on an outpatient basis.

Will my breasts be bigger after mastopexy?

Though a breast lift does not increase the size of your breasts, women find that their breasts appear larger because of the improved shape and projection. Of course, results depend on the shape of your natural breasts and the degree of lift that occurs during surgery. Dr. Watt can provide a more accurate estimate and ensure you have realistic expectations in Tampa, FL.

Combining a breast lift with augmentation

Breast augmentation involves inserting medical-grade implants to increase breast size. Implants provide more fullness and can be used to correct issues like asymmetry or disproportion.

A combination breast surgery can create some of the most dramatic outcomes possible, especially if you want to boost your cup size and restore the shape of your breasts at the same time. Women often report feeling more confident and attractive in their new appearance.

Are you unsure if breast implants are the best way to move forward? Dr. Watt can explain your options and show before-and-after photos of previous patients. Our team is dedicated to providing as many resources as possible, so you make a truly informed decision about your care.

What happens during a breast lift consultation?

During a consultation, Dr. Watt may examine your breasts to determine the amount of sagging involved. We also take measurements and discuss your cosmetic goals. Patients who are interested in combining a breast lift with augmentation may bring in pictures of their ideal results for reference. We provide each patient with an individualized plan that fits their needs and produces desirable results.

Enhance your breasts with a lift

It is possible to restore sagging breasts and improve your appearance through a mastopexy. If you have questions or want to schedule a consultation, contact Watt Plastic Surgery & Med Spa. Dr. Tony Watt understands the importance of patient education and is available to answer any inquiries about breast surgery in Tampa, FL. Discover the impact a breast lift can have on your confidence and self-esteem today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.