Many women notice changes in the shape and position of their breasts over time, after childbirth, or after weight loss. Our board-certified surgeons can address the effects of gravity and restore a more youthful shape and position to your breasts with a breast lift at the Portland, Oregon, Waldorf Center.* Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift will not increase breast size, but it can be combined with augmentation to both lift the breasts and insert implants.
A well-informed patient is best able to make decisions about her breast lift procedure and the surgeon she chooses for the surgery. Information provided by our team includes results typical of a lift, proper preparation, and recovery. Your surgeon will meet with you to determine your personal aesthetic goals and address any concerns you may have, in addition to performing an examination and having a conversation about what they can realistically do based on your body type and desired results. They will also advise you as to what the breast lift will involve in terms specific to your case.
Your surgeon will use the Vectra Imaging System for visualization to give you an idea of what you can expect to look like after surgery. This system takes a three-dimensional scan of your body and allows your surgeon to demonstrate what the results of a lift could look like on you.
Since choosing a surgeon is such an incredibly personal decision, we urge every patient to ask as many questions as it takes for them to feel comfortable. Our surgeons and the rest of the team want to ensure that you are satisfied with your choice of The Waldorf Center for a breast lift in Portland.
A Waldorf Center doctor will perform your breast lift surgery by making incisions around the areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) and, in some cases, vertically on the lower portion of the breast. The next step is to remove excess skin, reposition the nipples, and reshape the breast tissue. Your surgeon can also resize and reshape the areolas, if necessary.
The surgery is highly customized for you based on your anatomy and how you wish to look. The breast lift incisions do result in scars, but they will fade, soften, and flatten within a year.*
The surgery usually takes one to two hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. After recovering from the anesthetic, you can return home to be cared for by family or friends.
Most women return to work within one to two weeks after a breast lift. Normal activity can be resumed in four weeks.
Expect some soreness, swelling, and bruising for two to three weeks.* You may take pain medication to manage discomfort.
The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care. We believe that cosmetic surgery is as much an art as it is a science.Learn More
I was displeased with my breast size. We did the 3D Vectra imaging and Dr. Waldorf concluded that 220 or 255cc silicone implants would give me my desired results. Everything went extremely smoothly on the day of my surgery ... I was back to normal activity within 1-2 weeks. Overall it was an excellent experience!Learn More
From the very first visit, all my experiences with Dr. Waldorf have been great. I was always self-conscious of my small chest but never as much as after having 2 kids & nursing each of them for 1 year. I had no cleavage at all & finding a swimsuit that could conceal this was very difficult. I went from 32A to 32C which fits my body perfectly & looks very natural. The surgery & my recovery went very smooth & I'm very happy with the result.Learn More
This female patient in her early thirties requested a tummy tuck and liposuction to help her reclaim her body-confidence after two pregnancies and significant weight loss. In total, 2.410 kg of unwanted abdominal tissue was removed, helping her feel better in her own skin.Learn More