Breast lift for a smoother, firmer bust

Aging, gravity, weight loss and recent pregnancy/breastfeeding can all contribute to sagging breast skin. A breast lift eliminates excess skin, tightens remaining skin and actually lifts breasts to reverse these effects and give you a smoother, younger-looking and firmer bust.

Why Choose Ohio State for a breast lift?
If you are considering a breast lift, it is important that you find the most experienced team that have proven results. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’ll find board-certified plastic surgeons with expertise in a wide range innovative breast lift techniques.
Because Ohio State is a teaching and research hospital, our highly-trained physicians train the next generation of plastic surgeons and also conduct research to bring about new advancements in cosmetic surgery. At Ohio State, you also have access to:

  • Our entire team of experts, not only in plastic surgery, but in every other field of medicine
  • The most comprehensive  and latest cosmetic surgery treatments and care
  • Safe procedures with fast recovery


Get answers to your questions

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Your privacy and comfort are of the utmost importance to us and will always be a top priority.

What to expect

What to expect

Your surgeon isn’t only there for you during treatment. He or she is with you every step of the way – before, during and after.

Preparing for your treatment

An experienced plastic surgeon at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center will be happy to meet with you and discuss all aspects of a breast lift. You’ll get answers to all your questions, and together you’ll determine the best plan for your specific needs.

After you and your plastic surgeon have decided that a breast lift is the ideal procedure to meet your needs, you’ll be given full preoperative instructions.

During your treatment

Your surgeon removes excess skin and tightens the remaining skin through an incision that’s made on each breast around the areola (the dark-pigmented area surrounding the nipple) down to the underside of the breasts. The nipples are then moved to a higher position and the incisions are closed.

This traditional breast lift method typically takes about two hours or less to complete under a general anesthetic and can be performed on an outpatient basis. But if your needs and enhancement goals require a specialized procedure, your OSU Wexner Medical Center surgeon will be able to guide you accordingly.

After your treatment

It’s natural to have some swelling and bruising during recovery from a breast lift, but it should fade over just a few days. Any discomfort can be relieved with medication. Many patients are able to resume normal daily activities after about one week, but you should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks after a breast lift. Although there will likely be some residual scarring, your OSU Wexner Medical Center surgeon is expertly trained to minimize visual scarring.
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