Breast Lift
In Denver, CO

At Flourish Surgical Arts, we offer advanced breast lifts to help women address their cosmetic concerns. Over time, and especially after having a baby, breasts can change shape and sag, which may negatively affect body image. However, thanks to advancements in medicine, it is now possible to get a more youthful breast contour. Our triple board-certified surgeon, Dr. John R. Nesiba, completed more than 1,000 cosmetic operations and helped many women restore their confidence and attractiveness. Our mission is to help every patient achieve their aesthetic goals.

What Is A Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. During this operation, Dr. Nesiba removes excess skin, redistributes breast tissue, and raises the position of the nipple and areola (the pigmented area surrounding the nipple). The goal is to make breasts look firmer and more youthful. Women often choose to have mastopexy when they feel that the loss of shape affects their self-esteem and body image.
A breast lift surgery does not significantly alter the size of the breasts. However, it can be combined with augmentation or reduction procedures if desired. A lift is also performed to preserve breast sensation and, if possible, breastfeeding ability. The surgery usually involves incisions around the areola and possibly down the front of the breast and along the crease underneath.

Breast Lift Techniques

At Flourish Surgical Arts, we use different breast lift techniques. They vary in terms of incision method, surgical access, how the mammary gland is shaped, tissue removal, and suturing. The selected technique depends on the individual characteristics of the patient:

Breast Lift

This type of breast lift surgery involves making a small crescent-shaped incision along the top of the areola. Unlike other techniques, this approach allows the surgeon to reshape the breast tissue without leaving large visible scars. Dr. Nesiba removes a small piece of skin above the areola and repositions the breast tissue higher on the chest. The nipple and areola are also moved up to a more youthful position. The crescent technique is suitable for mild sagging and minimal scarring.


This method is appropriate for women with small or medium-sized breasts and low to moderate sagging. Dr. Nesiba makes an incision around the areola to raise the nipple (usually no more than 2 centimeters). This technique is not suitable for significant sagging. However, it is effective for improving breast asymmetry and reducing the size of a large areola while tightening nearby tissue. Breast lift scars blend well with the areola and become almost invisible after a year of recovery.

Vertical Mastopexy (Lollipop Lift)

Vertical mastopexy is suitable for different degrees of sagging and breast composition (fatty vs. glandular tissue). This technique involves making two incisions: one around the edge of the areola and another running vertically from the bottom center of the areola down to the inframammary fold (the place where the breast meets the chest wall). This pattern forms a lollipop shape. Vertical mastopexy makes it possible to avoid the horizontal incision under the breast. It is versatile and can be paired with breast implants for augmentation. mild sagginess

Anchor Mastopexy (Inverted-T Lift)

The anchor mastopexy, also known as the inverted-T breast lift, is the most comprehensive technique. It requires three incisions – one around the areola, a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision along the crease. This creates an “anchor” shaped scar on the breast, which is how it got its name. During this type of mastopexy, the surgeon can reshape a significant amount of underlying breast tissue and remove excess skin. The anchor technique is the best approach to address moderate to severe sagging.

Breast Lift Procedure

Initial Consultation and Testing

During the first meeting, our board-certified surgeon, Dr. Nesiba, carefully examines the patient to determine which breast lift technique is best for them and what kind of anesthesia they need. He also takes pictures to compare them with the results after surgery and gives a cost estimate for the entire operation.
Next, the patient undergoes a thorough examination to identify any medical concerns. In addition, Dr. Nesiba orders some tests, including blood work, a mammogram, and an EKG. The results are reviewed to ensure that it is safe for the patient to proceed with the operation. A breast lift has a number of medical contraindications, such as:

The Surgery

Marking and Anesthesia:
On the day of the surgery, Dr. Nesiba marks the places on the breasts where the incisions will be made. The anesthesiologist then provides general anesthesia to put the patient asleep and maximize their comfort.
Incisions and Adjustment:
The surgeon carefully makes incisions according to the areas that were marked before surgery. He uses these cuts to lift the breast tissue and move nipples and areolas higher up. Any extra skin is also removed to give the breasts a firmer, perkier appearance.
Closing the Incisions:
Once the desired shape and placement of the breasts have been achieved, the surgeon uses stitches to close up the incisions. The whole procedure usually takes between two and three hours.

Add-On Procedure: Breast Augmentation

Many women choose to undergo breast augmentation as a complementary cosmetic surgery. Adding implants can help to restore fullness, improve breast shape and symmetry, and better fill out loose skin after a mastopexy. Breast implants come in various sizes and types, including silicone or saline, round or shaped.

Recovery After a 
Breast Lift

Immediate Recovery

It is normal to feel some discomfort and pain after a breast lift surgery. However, we provide all of the necessary medication and care to make the process as easy as possible.
For the initial three to four weeks following a breast lift, we require our patients to wear compression garments that provide gentle support to the breasts. This helps to reduce swelling and discomfort at the incision site and aids recovery. Antibiotics may be prescribed to prevent infection.
Sutures are removed after 7 to 10 days. However, patients are prohibited from physical activity, sports, or visiting the solarium and sauna for the next two weeks.
Depending on how an individual’s body responds, it may take as long as three to four months for any swelling to subside completely. Only then can the patient see the final result of a breast lift.

Candidates for a Breast Lift

This surgery is designed for women who have sagging breasts and want to enhance their shape. Potential patients should generally be in good health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve. Here are some key points that would make someone a suitable candidate for a breast lift:

Benefits of Breast
Lift Surgery

Improved Breast Shape

A lift procedure can give the breasts a firmer, more youthful appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue underneath. This surgery improves breast shape and symmetry, which is crucial for body rejuvenation.
A breast lift repositions the nipples and areolas higher up on the chest so they look younger and more natural. Therefore, this surgery makes nipples more aesthetically pleasing. It also reduces irritation and discomfort from overly stretched skin rubbing on the chest wall.
A breast lift can greatly increase confidence and improve body image for many patients. This enhanced self-assurance, in turn, may positively impact everything from intimate relationships to how women perceive themselves.
A breast lift provides long-term benefits if women lead appropriate lifestyles. With a stable weight and proper self-care, the results may last for decades.
This surgery can reignite sexual life. As breasts lose their shape and firmness over time, some women become self-conscious and experience discomfort during intimacy. By elevating and contouring breasts, a lift can greatly boost their self-image and confidence. Many patients report feeling less inhibited and more passionate with their partner after undergoing the procedure. A refreshed sense of femininity and appeal after a breast lift can be transformative for many women.

Cost of a Breast Lift in Denver 

The average cost of a breast lift in Denver, CO, is between $5,000 and $15,000. It covers the surgeon’s fee, anesthesia, operating room expenses, plus supplies or aftercare needs. Factors that can affect the price include the complexity of the procedure and any other treatments done in conjunction with a breast lift, such as breast augmentation or reduction. Patients interested in this surgery should schedule a consultation with Dr. Nesiba to receive a personalized quote and discuss their specific needs and goals.

Flourish Surgical Arts Is the Best Destination for a Breast Lift in Denver

At Flourish Surgical Arts, all women receive top-notch care from highly skilled professionals. Patient safety and satisfaction are our top concerns. That is why all treatment plans developed by our breast-lift surgeon are customized for each person. With advanced techniques and a modern facility, we always ensure that our breast-lift patients get the desired results. Our main goal is to make women feel supported and enjoy their journey to body rejuvenation.

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Your Natural Beauty?

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