What it is:

Removal of heavy breast tissue followed by a breastlift

Women with large breasts who have some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Back/neck/shoulder pain
  • Breast pain
  • Difficulty exercising due to large breast size
  • Difficulty finding clothing that fits correctly due to large breast size
  • History of chiropractic care or physical therapy for back/neck/shoulder pain
  • Need for specialty bras or wide-strap bras
  • Rashes beneath the breasts

* 2.5 hours


No, but insurance may cover an in-hospital observation period of 23 hours

Average is 4 to 7 days; many women undergo the procedure on a Thursday or Friday and return to work or school by the following Monday

  • Return immediately to non-strenuous activities which do not raise your heart rate or blood pressure, and won’t result in breaking into a sweat
  • Resume strenuous activities in 2 weeks

It often is covered by insurance

  • No drainage tubes are inserted
  • You will need to wear a sports bra day and night for 4 weeks after surgery, then a comfortable bra during the day for 8 additional weeks
  • You may shower 24 hours after surgery
  • There are no stitches to remove

* Times may vary since each case is unique

** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions