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What is a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery, also referred to as mastopexy, corrects breast ptosis (sagging), elevating the breasts to a more aesthetically pleasing position on the chest wall. The surgery also addresses downward-facing nipples. Because mastopexy only addresses sagging skin and not the shape and size of the breasts, it is often paired with breast augmentation or breast reduction. 

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How is breast lift surgery performed?

Breast lift in Henderson, NV, is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation and can take approximately 2-4 hours to complete. Dr. Engineer will choose from one of the following incision patterns according to your unique needs and goals:

The Anchor Lift

With this approach, the incision forms a shape that resembles a ship’s anchor. It encircles the areola, runs downward to the breast crease, and then horizontally along the inframammary fold. This technique is ideal for those with more pronounced breast ptosis.

The Lollipop Lift

Here, the incision made resembles a child’s favorite treat. The incision encircles the areola and then runs vertically down the breast to the inframammary fold. While there is less scarring to contend with after a lollipop lift, this approach is only appropriate for those with a moderate amount of breast sagging.

The Circumareolar Lift (Benelli Lift)

Dr. Engineer can perform a Benelli lift for patients with only a mild amount of breast sagging and good skin elasticity. In this case, the incision only encircles the areola, with scarring later well-hidden in the area’s darker pigments.

What are the benefits of a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery is a popular solution for patients dealing with physical changes after pregnancy, massive weight loss, or aging. Benefits include:

  • Corrects drooping, low-hanging breasts
  • Repositions the nipples in a more youthful-looking location
  • Removes excess skin and tissue
  • Enhances balance and symmetry in the upper body
  • Expands wardrobe options
  • Improves the fit of bras, swimwear, and tops
  • Boosts confidence

Am I a good candidate for a breast lift in Henderson, NV?

Dr. Engineer will conduct a detailed consultation to ensure your mastopexy in Henderson, NV,  is the right choice for accomplishing your aesthetic goals. Your consultation includes a thorough medical review, physical evaluation, and a frank discussion of your concerns. In general, good candidates for surgery are healthy non-smokers who are not currently suffering from any untreated medical concerns that might interfere with treatment or recovery. It is also important that patients have realistic expectations for their outcomes.

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What can I expect from the recovery process?

After surgery, you will be dressed in a compression garment to help reduce postoperative swelling. Before releasing you, Dr. Engineer will provide a personalized aftercare plan and prescription pain medications to help ease any discomfort. Most patients switch to over-the-counter painkillers within 2-3 days. 

You will need a friend or helper to drive you home after surgery and assist you for the first 24 hours of your healing process. Fatigue and soreness are normal after a breast lift. You should take ample time to rest and avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for 3-6 weeks, or as recommended by Dr. Engineer. Most patients can resume work after the first week, provided that their job is not physically taxing.

Why choose Dr. Nitin Engineer for a breast lift in Henderson, NV?

With over a decade of elite training and a finely honed eye for precision and artistry, Dr. Engineer is among the most trusted breast surgeons in Henderson,  Las Vegas, and surrounding areas. He has helped numerous women to reclaim their figures and quality of life through customized aesthetic solutions. Dr. Engineer is a Fellowship-educated body contouring expert who understands how to achieve each patient’s goals while maintaining a natural, unoperated look. His compassionate approach immediately sets patients at ease, preparing them for a rewarding and successful cosmetic journey.


Is a breast lift painful?

The surgery itself is performed under anesthesia, so patients do not feel any pain. After surgery, pain is well-managed through the use of prescription medications. It is common to feel some soreness as part of the healing process, but most patients feel that the positive results of the surgery outweigh the inconvenience of postoperative discomfort.

Is there scarring with a breast lift?

Dr. Engineer goes to great lengths to minimize scarring by using a conservative approach and placing incisions in areas where they will be the most inconspicuous. Scars will fade over time and patients have the option of undergoing scar revision treatments as well.

Will I be able to breastfeed after a breast lift?

Breast lift surgery focuses on correcting skin sagging and does not disturb the mammary glands. For this reason, most women can expect to breastfeed after their surgery without any issues.

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