If you’re like most women, your breasts will begin to sag over time, for reasons that may include age, breastfeeding, weight changes, and genetics. Mastopexy, which is often called a breast lift, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Garza performs breast lift surgery in Indiana to help women from Munster, Crown Point, and nearby cities have a firmer, more youthful breast shape.

Talking It Over

Many women seek breast lift surgery to rejuvenate the appearance of their breasts. Improvements include:

  • Raising saggy, stretched out breasts to a youthful position
  • Restoring a rounded, perky breast shape
  • Directing nipples upwards
  • Reducing the size of enlarged or stretched areolas

You can discuss your goals and expectations at your consultation. If you have pictures of the size and shape of breasts you like, bring them with you to help communicate your goals for surgery. Dr. Garza is very approachable and will encourage you to ask questions. Your peace of mind and confidence are of the utmost importance.

Procedure Specifics

During a breast lift, Dr. Garza elevates the breasts by removing excess skin, fat, and other tissue. She also repositions the nipples and, if desired, reduces the size of the areolas (the darker skin surrounding the nipples). She then reshapes the breasts to make them rounder and more youthful-looking.

In most cases, Dr. Garza will use one of 3 common breast lift techniques:

  • Anchor-shaped incision
  • Vertical or lollipop incision
  • Concentric (doughnut) incision

You will be under general anesthesia, so you will sleep through your surgery. Dr. Garza normally performs breast lift surgery as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you home and care for you for the first few days.

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Breast Lift With Augmentation

Often a woman’s dissatisfaction with her breasts is not only due to sagginess; sagging breasts commonly don’t have enough volume to achieve a full, rounded shape. Dr. Garza may recommend combining a breast lift with breast implants. By performing breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation, patients can enjoy fuller, more youthful-looking breasts.

Although combining these 2 procedures presents additional challenges, Dr. Garza has the surgical skills and experience to achieve satisfying results while devoting special attention to patient comfort and safety. She will thoroughly review your options with you before determining the most effective combination of procedures for your unique goals. Your peace of mind and confidence in your decision is of the utmost importance to Dr. Garza.

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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After Your Breast Lift Procedure

After surgery, Dr. Garza will dress your incisions with light bandages. She will give you detailed post-surgical instructions and prescribe medication for any discomfort. Your breasts will be sore for approximately 3 days. You will need to wear a support bra for at least a few weeks and up to a few months. You’ll need to avoid wearing underwire bras until you heal completely.

Breast lift patients should limit active movement for at least the first few days to avoid pulling the stitches. Although you can resume light activities in 7 to 10 days, you should avoid strenuous movements and heavy lifting for several weeks. As with all surgery, breast lift surgery will leave scars, but they usually fade within the first year.

It’s important to remember that a combined breast procedure requires a bit more recuperation time than a singular procedure would, and may also require the use of surgical drains. Dr. Garza wants you to be comfortable and safe during your own recuperation and will give you specific post-op instructions prior to your surgery.

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Breast Lift

To talk with an experienced female board-certified plastic surgeon about breast lift surgery, request a consultation using the online form or schedule an appointment by calling (219) 322-3131.

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