As gravity takes over, breasts begin to sag. Add in skin changes, weight gain or loss, a pregnancy or two, and it’s no surprise women notice and become unhappy with the way their breasts look. A breast lift is the only way to reposition the breasts. The goal is to elevate the nipple and areola higher on the breast mound and to tighten any loose skin.

Before deciding on a breast lift, it’s important for patients to discuss the overall look they are trying to achieve. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, my aim is to give women natural-looking results that are in proportion to their body. If a woman has lost volume in the breasts, I might recommend a lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation. Since weight gain can, in some cases, affect results, it’s important patients be at a stable weight before having any procedure.

Am I a good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for a breast lift are women who have sagging breasts, nipples that are at or below the level of the fold beneath the breast and/or changes due to multiple pregnancies.

What you can expect from a breast lift?

When a woman wakes from surgery, she’ll find her breasts feeling firm and swollen. Their new shape and position will be immediately visible, and her new look will settle over the following weeks. She should avoid exercising for the first two weeks after surgery and not perform any overhead or upper-body exercises until given the go ahead.


The goal is to have my patients’ outside appearance match how they feel on the inside, to be the physical expression of their inner self.

Find out more! Contact my patient coordinators at to schedule a confidential consultation or call 312.757.4505


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Lawrence Iteld, MD