A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed to reshape and raise the breasts to give them a firmer, fuller, and rounder appearance. As women age, their breasts begin to lose elasticity and firmness. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and fluctuations in weight can also accentuate this process causing many women to seek options to restore firmness to their bosom.
Traditional surgical breast lifts, though common and effective, may leave minimal scarring from the incision that may remain even after several weeks of recovery. Though many women are okay with this potential side effect, some may be more hesitant. We are pleased to offer a scarless breast lift that is scalpel-free and provides the benefits of traditional lifts without the risk of surgical complications or long recovery times.
A scarless breast lift is a minimally invasive procedure that uses radiofrequency energy (RF) to tighten the tissues beneath the skin’s surface for a subtle and natural lift.
Before the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered for patient comfort. A small cannula is inserted into the breast and used with an external electrode to produce a gentle RF current that causes the tissue and fat cells to tighten firming and raising the breast. This procedure also stimulates the body to produce more collagen and elastin so the patient can achieve firmer, fuller, and more youthful-looking breasts.
This procedure may take anywhere from 1-3 hours depending on the size of the breast and desired results.
Not all patients are good candidates for a scarless breast lift. The ideal candidate is a patient who wants a lifting effect without undergoing surgery. It is not ideal for those who wish to add volume to their breast or have a history of breast cancer.
The scarless breast lift is an outpatient procedure meaning patients are able to return home the same day. We recommend patients set at least two days aside for resting and recovering. After the procedure, you may experience some mild swelling, tenderness, soreness, and bruising. These symptoms should resolve within several days. Most patients can return to their normal routine within a week. We advise patients to avoid exercising or strenuous activities for one week following the procedure.
Patients should also support their breasts following the procedure using a tight sports bra or compression bandages as directed in their after-care instructions. Most patients notice results following one treatment. The results will continue to improve for up to one year after treatment as the body continues to stimulate collagen production in the breast.
Some patients, depending on their goals, may require additional sessions to achieve their desired result. Many women may also wish to combine the procedure with a breast augmentation for a fuller look. During your initial consultation, we will work with you to determine the right treatment plan based on your body and your aesthetic goals.
For more information on scarless breast lifts or to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Scaffidi.