Understanding Breast Lift Benefits and Risks

Woman in red bra holding white long-sleeved shirt open in the front.Dr. John Tyrone, a board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgeon specializing in breast enhancement, performs breast lift surgery to raise drooping breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue. As with all cosmetic surgery, a breast lift involves risks and benefits. Dr. Tyrone believes in the importance of educating patients and ensuring they have a thorough understanding of any procedure before they make a decision. He takes ample time to explain breast lift risks and benefits during consults at his practice serving the greater Jacksonville, FL, area, and can answer any questions you may have regarding candidacy and other aspects. To schedule a personal consultation, please contact us today.

The Breast Lift Procedure

Severely sagging breasts can present both a physical and emotional burden. Breasts may feel uncomfortably heavy and unsupported, and many women dislike the appearance of their drooping or flattened breasts. A surgical breast lift (mastopexy) is the only way to correct this condition. Drooping is a result of stretching of the skin and loss of elasticity. It often follows pregnancy, significant weight loss, and the natural aging process. A breast lift can restore a youthful bust line, and can be combined with a breast augmentation to achieve lift as well as increased volume and enhanced projection. Otten, women choose to combine a breast reduction with their lift to achieve a smaller, firmer bust line.

Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery

Patients may choose to undergo a breast lift to:

  • Restore a more toned bust that is in better proportion with the rest of the body
  • Achieve symmetry when one breast falls lower than the other
  • Correct the appearance of nipples that have stretched out of proportion
  • Raise nipples that fall below the breast crease or point downward
  • Eliminate skin irritation in the fold under the breast
  • Expand clothing options and improve clothing fit
  • Increase self-confidence and self-esteem


Thousands of women elect to have breast surgery every year with great success and no significant complications. As with any major surgery, however, certain risks are involved. These can include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Unfavorable scars
  • Changes in breast and nipple sensation
  • Irregularities in contour or shape
  • Need for additional or revision surgery

Patients can minimize their surgery risks by choosing a highly qualified surgeon to perform the procedure. As a board-certified leader in the fields of cosmetic and plastic surgery in Florida, Dr. Tyrone meets the highest standards in patient safety and quality care. He performs all procedures at his certified, state-of-the-art surgical suite, which is conveniently located adjacent to his office. With an outstanding track record of satisfied patients, Dr. Tyrone is a trusted and dedicated member of the local medical community.

Schedule an Appointment

Many women have achieved greater comfort, confidence, and quality of life by undergoing a breast lift procedure. To fully understand the risks and benefits of breast lift surgery as they relate to you, we recommend a personal consultation with Dr. Tyrone. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment.

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