Can You Get a Breast Lift Without Implants?

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Many women experience changes in their breasts over time. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging cause breasts to lose volume and elasticity, resulting in sagging or drooping. While breast augmentation with implants is a popular option for addressing these concerns, it’s not the only solution.

At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, I perform breast lifts without implants for patients who desire a perkier, more youthful appearance without the addition of implants.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, reshapes and repositions sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. Unlike breast augmentation, a lift does not add volume with implants. Instead, it focuses on enhancing the natural shape and position of your breasts.


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Before & After Breast Lift Case 23425 View #1 View in Orlando, FL
Before & After Breast Lift Without Implants by Dr. Armand Soto in Orlando, Florida
Before & After Breast Lift Case 23425 View #2 View in Orlando, FL
Before & After Breast Lift Without Implants by Dr. Armand Soto in Orlando, Florida
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Before & After Breast Lift Without Implants by Dr. Armand Soto in Orlando, Florida

See some of my favorite breast lift cases in this related blog post.

The Benefits of a Breast Lift Without Implants

Choosing a breast lift without implants can help you achieve your desired look with fewer risks and natural-looking results. Here are some of the key benefits of opting for this procedure:

  • Natural Look and Feel: Without implants, your breasts maintain their natural tissue, providing a more authentic look and feel.
  • Reduced Recovery Time: Recovery from a breast lift alone can be quicker compared to procedures involving implants.
  • Fewer Complications: Avoiding implants eliminates risks associated with implant surgery, such as implant rupture or capsular contracture.

How is a Breast Lift Done Without Implants?

I’ll tailor the specifics of your breast lift procedure to your needs. Here’s a general overview:

  • Consultation: We’ll discuss your goals and medical history, and I’ll perform a limited physical examination. I’ll explain the procedure in detail and answer any questions you may have.
  • The Procedure: The surgery, performed under general anesthesia, typically takes 2-3 hours. I make incisions strategically to minimize scarring. After removing excess skin, I reposition and reshape the breast tissue for an aesthetically pleasing, youthful appearance. Depending on your needs, I may reposition the nipple and areola to achieve optimal results.
  • Recovery: Expect some swelling and discomfort after surgery, which can be managed with medication. You’ll receive specific instructions on postoperative care, including wearing a surgical bra and avoiding strenuous activity. Most patients return to light activities within a few days, with a full recovery taking 4-6 weeks. This week-by-week guide provides more details about recovery after a breast lift.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

Understanding the differences between a breast lift and augmentation can help you decide which procedure best suits your needs. Here are the main distinctions between these 2 popular options:

  • Purpose: A breast lift addresses sagging and reshapes the breasts, while augmentation increases the size of your breasts with implants.
  • Recovery: Both procedures require some downtime, but a lift generally has a shorter recovery period.
  • Scarring: A breast lift involves more extensive incisions than augmentation, but with proper care, scars fade significantly over time.

Are You a Candidate for a Breast Lift Without Implants?

You may be an ideal candidate if you:

  • Have Sagging Breasts: If your breasts have lost their shape and firmness due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations, a lift can improve their shape and restore their youthful position.
  • Are Satisfied with Your Breast Size: If you’re happy with the size of your breasts but want a lifted appearance, a breast lift without implants can be an excellent option.
  • Are in Good Health: Good overall health is crucial for any elective surgical procedure. Non-smokers with realistic expectations typically see the best results.

Take the Next Step

If you’re ready to explore the possibilities of a breast lift and achieve the body you desire, I invite you to request a consultation, or call my office at (407) 218-4550.

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