Breast Lift

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Give Your Breasts a Firmer, Perkier Look and Feel

Breast Lift

What is a Breast Lift?

The natural aging process and various life experiences can change a woman’s body in a number of different ways. Whether it’s due to age, changes in one’s weight, or bearing a child, a woman’s breasts can begin to sag and lose that youthful allure they once had in their younger days. Fortunately, these changes don’t have to be permanent. Thanks to a breast lift, you can reclaim the perky breasts you’ve been dreaming of.

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure designed to rejuvenate a woman’s saggy breasts. The procedure involves removing excess skin and tightening the tissue surrounding the area to give the patient a more youthful breast contour.

In addition to giving the breasts a more uplifted appearance, a breast lift can also help reduce the size of a woman’s areolae to be more proportional to the breast shape. This will help give the breasts a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

How It Works

Breast Lift

Your interaction with Dr. Reilly will start with a consultation. He’ll go over your goals for the surgery and help you understand what results to expect. Depending on your goals and needs, he might also recommend other procedures to go along with your breast lift, such as a tummy tuck or lower body lift as part of a “mommy makeover.” You might also consider a breast augmentation in conjunction with your lift.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be given the right anesthesia to make you comfortable. Dr. Reilly will then get to work. If an augmentation or reduction is being performed, implants will be inserted, or excess tissue removed, respectively. If not, Dr. Reilly will remove excess skin. He can shift your nipples and areolae or even reduce the size of your areolae if that’s what you desire.

Once all of this is complete, you’ll have time to recover from the surgery, and then you’ll be sent home with a detailed care plan. As soon as you’ve fully healed, you’ll be able to enjoy perkier, firmer-feeling breasts!


Embark on a smooth breast lift journey with Dr. John Reilly in Shelton, CT, by actively following these key steps:

  1. Consultation:
    Schedule a prompt consultation to discuss breast lift preferences, including combinations or the possibility of implants.
  2. Preoperative Instructions:
    Adhere rigorously to Dr. Reilly’s preoperative instructions, encompassing medications, lifestyle adjustments, and considerations for breast lift combinations or implants.
  3. Open Communication:
    Establish transparent communication with Dr. Reilly, addressing specific concerns or preferences related to breast lift combinations or procedures with implants.
  4. Support Arrangements:
    Ensure a supportive postoperative environment, considering nuances associated with breast lift combinations or recovery from procedures involving implants.
  5. Wardrobe Planning:
    Prepare a post-surgery wardrobe suitable for breast lift combinations or procedures with implants, opting for loose-fitting, front-closure clothing.
  6. Recovery Space:
    Set up a comfortable recovery space at home, factoring in potential variations in recovery associated with breast lift combinations or procedures with implants.
  7. Fasting Adherence:
    Strictly adhere to fasting guidelines provided by Dr. Reilly, making necessary adjustments for breast lift combinations or procedures involving implants.
  8. Healthy Lifestyle:
    Prioritize hydration and maintain a nutritious diet, considering specific recommendations for patients opting for a breast lift with implants.
  9. Emotional Well-being:
    Proactively address emotional concerns related to breast lift combinations or the consideration of implants, engaging in activities that promote relaxation.
  10. Postoperative Plans:
    Discuss detailed postoperative care plans with Dr. Reilly, tailored to breast lift combinations or procedures incorporating implants.

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Breast Lift

Dr. Reilly received an Honors diploma in medical school and completed his General Surgery training at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. He also trained at Yale New Haven Hospital.

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Breast Lift

Dr. Reilly received an Honors diploma in medical school and completed his General Surgery training at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, CT. He also trained at Yale New Haven Hospital.


After the procedure, you can expect

  • Perkier breasts with minimal scarring
  • Breasts with more projection that don’t lie flat against your body
  • Enhanced fullness in the upper portion of your breasts
  • Improved nipple projection
  • Reduced areola size

A breast lift may take about 2 hours to complete and requires the use of an anesthetic to help make you more comfortable during the surgery. It is generally performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you can return home soon after it is completed but you will need to make sure to have someone around to help you home as you will be tired after the procedure is over.

After the necessary corrections are made, Dr. Reilly will close the incisions and secure the treatment area. You will be sent home with a detailed post-surgical care plan to help guide you on the road to recovery.

You can expect recovery time to take about two to three weeks. During this time, you should refrain from strenuous activities like heavy lifting or repetitive motions that involve your arms to make sure you heal properly.

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I can not explain how happy I am with the results of my breast augmentation. I went in expecting them to look good but had no idea the amount of confidence it would give me!

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Why You Should Choose Dr. Reilly

Personalized care in Shelton, CT

A breast lift is an important part of claiming your body after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or weight loss. It’s a procedure that requires an extreme attention to detail, an artistic vision, and precise hands. You’ll want to work with a plastic surgeon who represents these qualities but also truly understands your goals.

As a highly skilled plastic surgeon who has received board of medical specialty certifications in both General and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Reilly is uniquely suited to help you reach your aesthetic goals.

Contact Our Office

If you’re interested in learning more about a breast lift surgery. Dr. Reilly will gladly talk to you about the procedure and what to expect. He’ll guide you throughout the entire process, ensuring that you feel safe and secure the entire time. Contact our office to schedule a consultation and begin your journey to the new, more beautiful you.

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Call us if you have any more questions. (203) 924-2900

  • Who is a candidate for a breast lift?

    If your breasts have just begun to sag or have already experienced a significant degree of sagging, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. However, you will first need to undergo a consultation with Dr. Reilly to ensure that you are in fact, a good fit for the procedure.

    Your interaction with Dr. Reilly will start with a consultation. He’ll go over your goals for the surgery and help you understand what results to expect. You will also need to be open about your medical history to make sure you are in good general health and ready to undergo the procedure.

    Depending on your needs and goals, he might also recommend other procedures to go along with your breast lift. This may include a tummy tuck, lower body lift, or a more comprehensive procedure like a mommy makeover. If you desire an increase in breast size, you might also consider a breast augmentation in conjunction with your lift.

  • Will this procedure leave scars?

    Yes. Dr. Reilly will have to make incisions around your areolae, extending to the breast fold if necessary. This means that scars will be left behind. However, he knows numerous techniques to minimize the length of the incision and the appearance of scars. Your scars will be as small and discreet as possible!

  • What’s the recovery like after the surgery?

    Dr. Reilly will send you home with a detailed care plan tailored to your needs; plus, he’ll share many “tips and tricks” he’s picked up over the years. While you’ll want to take it easy at first, you should move throughout the day to keep your circulation going. You should be able to shower within a day or two and be back at a desk job in about a week.

  • How much will the surgery cost?

    Because each surgery is tailored to the patient’s individual goals, costs vary from patient to patient. You can discuss the cost with Dr. Reilly’s staff at your initial consultation. Rest assured that there are many payment and financing options available.

  • Can I breast feed after breast lift?

    During your consultation, Dr. Reilly will discuss how a breast lift may impact breastfeeding based on your situation.

  • How long will the results last?

    The longevity of breast lift results depends on factors like age, lifestyle, and genetics. Dr. Reilly will provide insights based on your specific circumstances during your consultation.

  • Can I combine a breast lift with other surgeries?

    Dr. Reilly may recommend complementary procedures like a tummy tuck or lower body lift based on your goals. He will discuss the options during the consultation.

  • Will insurance cover the cost of a breast lift?

    Typically, insurance companies will not cover the cost of cosmetic procedures like breast lifts. Dr. Reilly’s staff can provide information on payment and financing options.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation. You can also call us at (203) 924-2900 to schedule an appointment.


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