Breast Lift Reno

When factors such as aging, weight loss, or pregnancy affect the shape and position of your breasts, it may be time to consider a breast lift in Reno or Tahoe/Truckee with Dr. Virden. This procedure can give you a younger-looking profile by restoring your breasts to an upright position. Dr. Virden has performed thousands of breast surgery procedures and can create a flattering shape for your body that provides long-lasting improvements.

Your safety and satisfaction are our priorities. If you’re serious about improving your image, we invite you to meet with Dr. Virden for a complete evaluation. request a consultationrequest a consultation online now, or schedule an appointment by calling (775) 348-9798.

A breast lift can really change a woman’s outlook about her femininity. Having a natural, perky, pretty breast will elevate self-esteem and create confidence.

—Charles P. Virden, MD

About the Procedure

Breast lift (mastopexy) is a procedure used to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, her skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. In Reno, a breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast augmentation to both elevate and add volume.

The procedure takes approximately 2 to 3 hours to perform depending on the degree of breast sag. The incision usually turns white and is normally inconspicuous within about 3 to 6 months. Most patients experience very little bruising and can return to work within 4 to 5 days.

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Reasons for Considering Breast Lift

  • Elevate the breasts due to sagging caused by the effects of aging and gravity
  • Firm the breasts if they have lost substance due to pregnancy and subsequent breast-feeding
  • Re-align the nipples/areolas if they point down or to the side
  • Bring back natural suppleness after weight loss

Dr. Virden’s Breast Lift Procedure

Mastopexy is one of the most artistic surgeries performed by plastic surgeons. The patient’s degree of droop (ptosis), skin quality, breast shape, chest wall shape, asymmetries, and desired result are all important factors when creating the final result.

Remember that the skin itself stretches, and using only the skin to perform the lift will result in a less permanent result. Any tension on the incision line will result in a widened scar. Dr. Virden performs his breast lifts with this in mind, taking care to minimize the tension on the scar and manipulate the tissue to create a fuller breast on top. Depending on the amount of sagging, the incision may be as simple as a circle around the areola (circumareolar) or a “lollipop”-shaped scar. Dr. Virden rarely performs the old-style “anchor-shaped” incision.

Meet Dr. Virden

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden has the credentials you can trust and the experience you need for the results you want.

Meet Dr. Virden  

When you want quality, safety, and excellence in plastic surgery, Reno plastic surgeon Dr. Charles P. Virden delivers.

Your Recovery

Dr. Virden advises his patients to get plenty of rest after surgery in order to facilitate more rapid healing. Bandages are applied right after surgery to help the breasts heal and to minimize breast movement. Once the bandages are removed, the patient will need to wear a specialized surgical bra for several weeks. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with surgery which can be treated with oral medication. Following Dr. Virden’s post-operative instructions can reduce the likelihood of complications.

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