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Dr. Diane Colgan
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Breast Lift

Creating a Younger Appearance in Bethesda, MD

Age, motherhood, and weight changes can all change your appearance, especially as they concern breast position and shape. Our plastic surgeon provides mastopexy procedures, or breast lifts, that restores the youthful breast position which has been lost. Diane Colgan, MD offers breast lifts in Bethesda, Potomac, DC, and Northern Virginia.


What Is a Mastopexy?

Breast lifts, or mastopexies, are often confused with breast augmentation. Breast lifts do not affect the size of the breasts, although they can be combined with an augmentation to produce a significantly more dramatic result than either procedure alone.

Instead, the breast lifts provided by our Bethesda plastic surgeon are intended to create a younger appearance by raising and reshaping the breast tissue. As one ages, the breasts tend to sag due to a loss of skin elasticity. A mastopexy tightens and positions breasts, raising and reshaping their overall appearance. The result is a younger appearance that meets your ideal self-image.


How Does a Breast Lift Help Me?

For many patients, looking and feeling their best involves reversing certain signs of aging. Sagging breasts are one of the more common aging symptoms in women, and can be exaggerated by body changes over the years. Reversing aesthetic breast issues via mastopexy creates a more appealing aesthetic so you can feel confident in your own skin.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can also create changes in the firmness of the breasts. Additionally, if you have experienced significant loss of weight, you may be noticing changes in the way your breasts look and feel. Breast lifts improve both of these problems.

Every woman’s breasts are shaped differently, and aesthetic issues are unique to every patient. A mastopexy is not only able to tighten skin and elevate breast tissue, but can do so in a way that the nipples are redirected to a more desirable position. If the nipples point downward or toward the sides of the body, plastic surgery can be used to create an overall improved appearance.


Contact Us for Your Breast Lift Consultation

Diane Colgan, MD performs breast lifts in Bethesda and the surrounding communities. We can also provide a breast lift as part of another cosmetic breast surgery to help you more thoroughly meet your physical ideal. If you would like more information or to schedule an appointment for consultation, contact Dr. Colgan’s practice today. 

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