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Breast Lift

Breast Lift Surgery in Boston, MA at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery

A breast lift is a surgical solution to improve the appearance of breasts that have begun to droop due to age, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss. Breast lift surgery can boost your self-confidence and make you look years younger by repositioning sagging, flattened breasts.  

To learn more about this transformative surgery and the techniques available to help you achieve your desired aesthetic, please call (617) 237-6061 or complete our online form to arrange a personal consultation with Dr. Arthur Shektman. You can also view breast lift before & after photos in our gallery. 

What Is Breast Lift Surgery?

Restoring a perky breast appearance is the primary goal of breast lift surgery. In performing a breast lift, a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Shektman can change your profile by elevating your breasts to sit in a higher, more youthful position on your chest. A breast lift can also improve the size and placement of your nipple/areola complex, which can become enlarged over the years.

Breast lift surgery is sought-after among middle-aged women who are looking for a way to improve their breasts’ shape and positioning without altering the size. A breast lift differs from a breast augmentation in that it does not add volume or fullness to the existing breast tissue. However, for women who are dissatisfied with their breast size or symmetry, Dr. Shektman can add implants to your customized surgical plan for an even more comprehensive enhancement.

Who Is A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift Procedure?

One of the first questions that patients often ask is “When is a breast lift necessary?”  Breast lifts are performed on sagging breasts – those breasts where the nipple areola complex has descended to below the fold under the breast. Dr. Shektman will determine who needs a breast lift by examining patients and measuring the breast location in relation to the clavicles.

If your breasts are sagging, uneven, or pointing downward, a Dr. Shektman may suggest a breast lift. This procedure is also recommended for women with saggy breasts who have finished breastfeeding and do not have plans to breastfeed children in the future.

Why Should I Consider Breast Lift Surgery?

Breasts are central to many women’s feminine identity and self-image. The changes that can occur to your breasts throughout your lifetime may cause discomfort. While pregnancy and nursing significantly affect your breasts and body, so does the natural aging process. As your skin gradually loses its elasticity, your breasts will begin to sag. Fluctuations in body weight also impact the skin’s ability to stay tight, further compounding the effects of time and gravity.

If you find your bras no longer provide the support you need to create the boost you desire, issues like downward-pointing nipples will become increasingly challenging to conceal. You may be a good candidate for this low-risk, high-reward procedure if you find yourself longing for youthful, firm breasts again.

Are There Alternatives to Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift surgery is only one of many options available to improve your confidence and appearance at Wellesley Plastic Surgery. Other procedures to consider include breast reduction, fat transfer, and breast augmentation with implants.

Depending on your goals, one or even a combination of these procedures will help you achieve your desired results. For example, if you also struggle with back, neck, and shoulder pain due to your breasts’ size and weight, pairing a breast reduction and lift may be your ideal solution.

Care and Compassion

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board-certified plastic surgeon, and is recognized as an expert in the field of cosmetic surgery. With over 20+ years of experience and nearly 3,500+ happy patients.

At Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery, our mission has always been to improve our patients’ lives through the use of cutting-edge, innovative plastic surgery techniques in a safe and secure environment.

Can A Breast Lift Be Performed Without Implants?

Yes, breast lifts can be performed with or without implants. If you do not want to increase the size of your breasts, then no implants are needed. However, if you would like to raise your breasts and make them larger, then Dr. Shektman may suggest using an implant.

How Long Is The Recovery For A Wellesley, MA Breast Lift?

Patients may be able to return to work after five days to a week, but only if their job does not require manual labor. You should not perform any physical exercises until you have been cleared by Dr. Shektman. Most breast lift patients will need to wear a support bra for several weeks and will be able to resume their normal activities after four to six weeks.

Why Choose Dr. Shektman?

Over the past three decades, Dr. Shektman has built a solid reputation is one of the best breast lift surgeons in the Wellesley area. He has done so by forming long-term relationships with his patients and providing them with natural-looking results.

Dr. Shektman offers unmatched dedication to his Wellesley breast lift surgery patients, starting with the initial consultation and continuing through to post-procedure follow-ups. He has served thousands of patients, continuing to grow his list of satisfied customers despite increased competition.

Refining Your
Natural Beauty

Dr. Arthur Shektman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the leading authority on cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Shektman will work with you so you can be proud and confident in the person you see in the mirror.

Contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery Today

Are you interested in having a breast lift procedure? Trust Dr. Arthur Shektman at Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Shektman is dedicated to helping each patient achieve the best, most natural-looking results possible. We love helping patients look and feel their best! We currently serve patients in Wellesley and throughout the state of Massachusetts. To schedule a consultation, please call our office at (781)-239-0680 or complete our online form today.

Breast Lift Surgery FAQs

Your total price tag will depend on the specifics involved in your customized surgical plan, including whether you decide to combine your breast lift with any other procedures. Dr. Shektman will give you an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.


During a breast lift procedure, patients are typically under general anesthesia and incapable of feeling pain. However, as your breasts and incisions heal, you can expect mild to moderate discomfort. Dr. Shektman can write you a prescription for medication you can use to manage this.

The pain will typically gradually recede daily, and you should begin feeling more like yourself over the next week or two.

General anesthesia is the most common form of sedation used during a breast lift. It minimizes patient discomfort and reduces the amount of movement, allowing Dr. Shektman to operate with more focus and precision than if you were awake for the surgery.

As with any surgery, patients should prepare themselves for what to expect during recovery.

Common short-term post-operational side effects from breast lift surgery include bruising, swollen breasts and surrounding tissues, and some potentially minor scarring.

More severe potential side effects from the procedure include permanent numbness, loss of sensation, and undesirable aesthetics. However, you can significantly reduce your risk by partnering with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has pledged to uphold the highest standards of patient safety and medical ethics.

Even the most expertly performed plastic surgery procedures cannot stop your natural aging process. That means you can still experience sagging skin that can cause your breasts to droop again.

To prolong your excellent results, Dr. Shektman recommends maintaining your healthy body weight with a sensible nutrition and fitness plan. The goal is to stay in shape and avoid weight fluctuations that can affect your skin elasticity and fat distribution.


Since a breast lift does not involve placing implants in your body, it is generally safer than augmenting your breasts with silicone or saline. While these materials are FDA-approved for use in breast surgery, they still have a slight chance of rupturing or leaking. Another possible health complication associated with breast implants is capsular contraction – a painful tightening of scar tissue surrounding the implants. Breast lift surgery has none of these potential risks, making it a statistically safer procedure.


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