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Breast Lift

Women who have sagging breasts due to previous pregnancies, breastfeeding, genetics, or aging can benefit from breast lift surgery. This procedure can also improve the appearance of the nipple-areolar complexes by repositioning or reducing them. Patients who decide to undergo breast lift surgery can enjoy perkier and more youthful breasts that give them an enhanced sense of body confidence. Award-winning and triple board-certified Las Vegas plastic surgeon George Alexander, MD, FACS, FASLM, FAACS, possesses a unique understanding of art and anatomy and applies cutting-edge surgical techniques to deliver world-class breast lift results.

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The Breast Lift Process

  • Incision Location

    Donut Incision

    • Two concentric incisions are made around each areola.
    • A donut-shaped portion of tissue can be removed using this approach.
    • This technique is best for patients with mild breast ptosis (sagging).

    Lollipop Incision

    • An incision encircles each areola and continues down the lower breast to the inframammary crease.
    • The nipple-areolar complex may be repositioned using this technique.
    • This method provides mild to moderate correction.

    Anchor Incision

    • Incisions are created around the areolas, down the lower breast to the crease, and along the inframammary fold.
    • The nipple-areolar complex can be enhanced most significantly with this method.
    • This approach is ideal for women with moderate to severe ptosis.
  • Procedure

    Breast lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and can be completed in about three hours. The length of the procedure may vary depending on the techniques used during surgery and the desired extent of correction. Excess skin is removed, the natural breast tissue is repositioned, and the remaining skin is tightened to create firmer and more youthful-appearing breasts. The nipple-areolar complex may also be enhanced, if necessary, to produce a more pleasing appearance and an uplifted breast.

  • Combinations

    Some women may achieve their desired results by combining their breast lift with other cosmetic procedures. Breast lift surgery is commonly performed alongside the following:

    • Breast augmentation is appropriate for women who wish to correct sagging and add volume to their breasts. This procedure can also improve breast symmetry and projection.
    • Breast reduction is ideal for women with excessively large, pendulous, and sagging breasts. This procedure restores the breasts to a more manageable size and an attractive shape.
    • Mommy Makeover surgery enhances multiple areas of a woman’s body that have been altered as a result of pregnancy. Most Mommy Makeovers often consist of one or more breast procedures, a tummy tuck, and liposuction.



Patients will go home in light dressings after a brief observation period following their procedure. Work and light activities can be resumed after one or two weeks, and aerobic exercise can be continued after six weeks. Dr. Alexander will provide complete aftercare directions that include physical limitations and other instructions that are individualized during the consultation appointment to provide the best results.


While most surgeries result in scars, Dr. Alexander places all incisions meticulously and utilizes modern breast lift techniques to minimize the visibility of scarring. Scars also tend to fade and flatten over time until they are nearly imperceivable.


With over 20 years of breast surgery experience and multiple board certifications, Dr. Alexander has the unique and extensive knowledge and skill to deliver award-winning personalized breast lift results to each patient. By combining both art and science, he produces world-class results that complement his patients’ individual frames and aesthetic desires.

The cost of breast lift surgery depends on many factors, including the surgical technique used, time spent during surgery, and anesthesia fees. Dr. Alexander insists on using only the highest quality surgery centers and anesthesiologists for your safety and well-being. He also insists on only using the best surgical supplies down to each suture. An exact price will be calculated for you during the initial consultation.


Dr. Alexander implements a dual local anesthetic technique to provide patients the most comfortable experience possible. He additionally will prescribe medication should post-op pain occur during the initial stages of recovery. The first 48 hours are typically the most uncomfortable, but the pain should subside steadily afterward.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a candidate for breast lift surgery?

    To find out of you are a candidate for a cosmetic procedure, it is recommended to schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Women who can relate to the following concerns may consider breast lift surgery:

    • Sagging, pendulous breasts
    • Enlarged nipple-areolar complexes
    • Downward-facing nipples
  • Do I have to quit smoking before my breast lift procedure?

    Smoking can impair the healing process after a major surgical procedure, so it is imperative that patients quit using tobacco products for at least six weeks before and after their breast lift surgery, but even longer is better.

  • What type of anesthesia is used during breast lift surgery?

    Dr. Alexander performs breast lift procedures with general anesthesia. If deemed safe, he uses dual anesthetic to optimize post-op discomfort.

  • Will my breast lift results be permanent?

    Patients who undergo breast lift surgery can enjoy their results for many years. However, the natural aging process and other factors can still affect the appearance of the breasts. Wearing a supportive bra and leading a healthy lifestyle may help preserve your results for longer.

A top Plastic Surgeon, Dr. George Alexander, serving more happy patients in Las Vegas, the United States and Internationally.

1725 Village Center Circle, Suite 150
Las Vegas, Nevada USA | (702) 242-6776

"Dr. Alexander and his staff are all accommodating and friendly. Dr. Alexander takes time to really address your concerns and questions. He is an awesome doctor. We highly recommend him to anyone in need of cosmetic surgery.”

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