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Restore and Lift your Breasts with a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

"I went to his office for a consultation and knew right away he was the doctor for me. He was honest, understanding and most of all, he listened to me."

A breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging or drooping breasts as a result of natural aging, pregnancy or breast feeding.

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June 22, 2019

I can’t speak more highly of Dr. Truong and his staff. Each individual in his office is genuine, professional, friendly, and went over and above to make me feel comfortable and to also answer any and all questions that I had.
Finding a surgeon is always a stressful process, but after seeing the reviews of Dr. Truong I decided to schedule a consultation. Dr. Truong is very professional, friendly, beyond knowledgeable, and actually listens and cares for his patients. Dr. Truong as well as his staff not only helped clarify my questions and concerns regarding my next step but they also listened to my story and how it has effected my life. After my consultation I was 100% confident that Dr. Truong was the match. Again, his staff is amazing. They all made me feel very at ease and are some of the nicest people you will find. I cannot express how happy I am with the results of my procedure, it has truly changed my life! The surgery went by quick, and I felt very prepared for the recovery process. Dr. Truong and his staff goes out of their way to check in regularly on how the recovery process is going. I cannot thank Dr. Truong or his staff enough! Highly Recommend!

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March 15, 2019

I have a lot to say about my experience here. First of all my biggest issue was that I had extra skin on my tummy with lots of stretch marks after loosing 60 pounds, then my boobs got very saggy. Took me 8 years after I had my son to finally loose the weight. Took me 3 years to decide on this surgery and I was shopping around looking for the best answers. After going to 3 consultations to some other places I found Dr. Troung to be the most truthful and helpful source for my best decide, other places were cheap but weren’t so honest and were adding things I didn’t want or suggested to get done the other places reviews were terrible and just the way I was approach was different from what I’ve experienced at Dr.Troung’s office. It all started with making that phone call to get in the books for a free consultation having them explain to me the whole process and asking me my goals Dr. Truong gave me his best opinions and I just loved the way he explained everything and how honest he was. I had a list full of questions prepared. After finally deciding the best option of getting a tummy tuck and a boob lift with implant I was handled to the best financial cordinator Monika she took her time to explain my other options of payments. I had my surgery December 14th 2018. They made me feel so comfortable that day of surgery my mom was there with me they treated my mom so nice and even kept her posted with my surgery while I was in the process of surgery. I’m so happy with them they even were keeping up with me with phone calls and checking up on me after surgery , had a call from the nurse Nikki Zaffino which was very attentive, then the anesthesiologist Who has 40 years of experience and No deaths which was my biggest question, them Monika, then finally to the amazing surgeon Dr.Truong. My results Are amazing so far. They are a great team together I really appreciate their time and help because a surgery is not easy and we hear a lot of bad things on the news or social media I hope this helps everyone who has many questions but don’t hesitate to ask what you need, they are there to help and will answer to all of your concerns. Thank you everyone !!! 😘

Reina M
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January 18, 2018

I highly recommend this place. The staff that works here is amazing. Monika who manages the office is on top of her game- she is so friendly and really cares about the patients.

Monica Z
Best plastic surgeon in Chicago, IL

Why Choose Dr. Truong For Your Breast Lift Procedure?

Voted one of America’s top surgeons in the field of Cosmetic Surgery by Consumer’s Research Council of America.

Men and women from all over the country come to Chicago to see Dr. Truong. His artistic abilities and eye for detail earned him the reputation as the “breast & body specialist,” that’s why he named his Chicago practice, Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics.

Dr. Truong is a triple board certified cosmetic surgeon with a long list of academic awards and professional accolades.

Dr. completed medical school at University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was encouraged to pursue a surgical career by his professors who saw in him the rare combination of intellect and talented hands that are the hallmarks of an excellent surgeon.

Dr. Truong served as Chief Resident at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Lutheran General Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, and St. Francis Hospital. During his surgical training, Dr. Truong received numerous awards and was published for his research work in skin regeneration and artificial skin.

Dr. Truong pursued his interests in aesthetic surgery by gaining acceptance to a highly competitive American Academy Cosmetic Surgery Fellowship. During his fellowship, Dr. Truong dedicated an entire year exclusively to the art and practice of Cosmetic Surgery. His training included facial rejuvenation techniques, breast and body restorative surgeries, body contouring, liposuction as well as minimally invasive aesthetic surgery, and laser surgery.

Chicago Breast Lift FAQ

What is a Mastopexy?

The medical term for a Breast Lift

This is a cosmetic breast procedure designed to lift a “droopy” or ptotic breast. The procedure is different from a breast augmentation in which the breasts are simply enlarged with an implant.

A mastopexy can be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation in which case the procedure is know as and augmentation-mastopexy.

How do I know if I need a Breast Lift?

Here are a few reasons you may consider a breast lift...

If you have significant ptosis, or drooping of the breast, where the nipple is at the bottom of the breast or below the infra-mammary crease, you will likely be a candidate for a breast lift.

The purpose of the lift is to restore the nipple-areolar-complex and inferior pole of the breast back up above the infra-mammary crease. During your evaluation, your surgeon can evaluate the degree of ptosis (I-IV) and tell you if a lift is recommended.

What is Ptosis and what causes it?

Simply put, sagging

Drooping of the breast, or ptosis, is defined as having the nipple and areola as well as breast parenchyma (breast tissue) falling below the infra-mammary fold.

Ptosis typically occurs following pregnancy and breast feeding, but can also occur after weight loss, or with aging. Sometimes breasts can develop with congenital ptosis, such as in cases of tubular breast deformity or breast constriction. There are varying degrees of ptosis and it is generally graded from I to IV.

  • A Non-ptotic breast with zero ptosis, has the nipple, areola and parenchyma (glandular and fatty tissue which make up the breast) sitting ABOVE the the infra-mammary fold (The crease below the breast). Patients with non-ptotic breasts do not need breast lift. An augmentation with implants will give a great aesthetic result.
  • Grade I ptosis is considered mild drooping where the nipple-areola lies AT THE SAME LEVEL of the infra-mammary fold and the parenchyma below it. Patients with Grade I ptosis usually do not need a breast lift. An augmentation with careful sizing and profile choice as well as well-thought-out placement will usually give a great aesthetic result.
  • Grade II ptosis is considered moderate drooping in which the nipple-areola lies BELOW the level of the infra-mammary fold but remains above the lowest hanging (or most dependent) part of the parenchyma. Patients with Grade II ptosis will usually require a breast lift.
  • Grade III ptosis is severe sagging in which the nipple lies well below the infra-mammary fold and lies at the bottom of the breast, at the lowest hanging part of the parenchyma along the inferior contour of the breast.
  • Grade IV or Pseudo-ptosis is not true ptosis. The nipple-areola lies above the level of the infra-mammary fold. However, the majority of the breast tissue has fallen below the level of the infra-mammary fold.
  • Parenchymal maldistribution occurs when the breasts develop in such a way that there is very little breast tissue in the lower pole, and the nipple-areola are sitting at the bottom of the breast mound. the distance between the nipple to the infra-mammary crease is shortened and the areola may be unusually wide. This anatomy is seen in cases of constricted breast or tubular breast development.
Ptosis Grades

How is a Breast Lift or Mastopexy done?

Here are some of the techniques:

A mastopexy is surgical procedure in which the nipple-areola are moved back to their position above the infra-mamammary fold.

The excess droopy breast tissue in the lower pole is partially removed and the lower part of the breast is reconstructed.

There are several different types of mastopexies depending on the degree of ptosis and anatomy. Each type of Mastopexy leaves a different type of scar.

Will there be bad scars after a Breast Lift?

There are always scars with surgery, but:

Surgery cannot be done without scars. Mastopexies do leave scars on the breast as outlined above.

However, the breast is an amazing structure in that it is very forgiving of scars if the incisions are done correctly without undue tension and no infection or inflammation occurs.

The scars will fade over time and eventually may become almost invisible, but there will always be at least some faint scars with a Breast Lift.

How long does a Breast Lift procedure take?

Usually 2-4 hours

The length of the procedure will depend on the amount of tissue being removed as well as whether or not an implant is being placed at the same time, such as in augmentation-mastopexy. Typically, a mastopexy will take between 2 to 4 hours with another hour added.

Where is a Breast Lift performed?

In a surgery center

Breast Lifts should be done in an accredited surgery center or hospital. It is done as an outpatient procedure typically where you should be able to go home the same day, often an hour or two, after your procedure.

Does a Breast Lift hurt?

There will be some discomfort

With any surgery, you have to expect some discomfort. Typically a breast lift does not involve excruciating pain and most patients are relatively comfortable without pain medication within a few days.

Our surgeons typically use a long-acting, extended-release bupivicaine to anesthetize the area for 48-72 hours.

Will I lose nipple sensation after a Breast Lift?

It's a low risk

Some numbness of the nipples can occur immediately following a breast lift, but this almost always temporary. Some women report increased nipple sensitivity. It is a risk to lose nipple-sensation, but the risk is low.

Can I still breast-feed after a Breast Lift?

There is a risk that you may lose the ability after a Breast Lift, since the nipple-areola are re-positioned. However this may depend on the technique and pedicle used, and the amount of dissection around the important ducts. In most but not all cases, patients are still able to produce milk and breast feed even after a breast lift.

What is recovery like after a Breast Lift?

Here's how the timeframe goes:

After a breast lift you should expect to be able to ambulate or walk the same day or next day. Most patients are back to work within a week.

You will not be allowed to submerge in water or swim for 4-6 weeks.

You should be back to your usual work-out routines by 8-12 weeks. Your final result with settling of the breast and softening of the skin may not be fully evident until 6 months.

How much does a Breast Lift cost?

It varies from case to case

The cost of a breast lift depends on many factors, including the skill and experience of the surgeon, the geographic region, the type of breast lift, or whether implants are used. At Chicago Breast & Body Aesthetics, we offer competitive all-inclusive pricing including monthly specials and discounts. We also offer multiple options for financing to accommodate almost any situation or budget.

Breast Lift Results
Before & After Gallery

Dr. Truong's before & after gallery is second to none, with years of experience, 100s of surgeries, and zero serious complications, it's no wonder he's known as the "Breast & Body Specialist."

Other Services You Can Get with Your Breast Lift

  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Mommy Makeover
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Laser Tattoo Removal
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Laser Cellulite Reduction
  • Laser Acne Scar Reduction
  • Laser Wrinkle Reduction
  • Ear Gauge Repair
  • Eyelid Lift (Bleph)
  • Asian Blepharoplasty
  • PrecisionTX Mini Facelift

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