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Breast Lift

Breast sagging or ptosis is often a disturbing condition for women because it reflects the effects of aging and gravity on the breasts, which appear droopy and lower than normal. The upper portions of the breasts appear flattened, and the lower portion descends below the fold of the breasts. Breast skin often may have reduced elasticity and become stretched or weakened.

To learn more about your breast enhancement options, request a consultationrequest a consultation with Dr. Castillo or call our office nearest you. We look forward to helping you enhance your look through skilled cosmetic procedures.

Breast Lift Before & After Photos


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Breast Lift Before & After Photos

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Women from Decatur, Champaign and Peoria choose breast lift surgery (mastopexy) from Dr. G.D. Castillo for a more symmetrical, naturally proportioned and positioned breast appearance. A patient's understanding and input is essential in determining the breast size, shape and position.

Many patients seek mastopexy following weight loss, pregnancy, lactation or menopause. The presence of ptosis indicates the inelastic nature of the skin and a corresponding decrease in breast volume. Women choose G. D. Castillo, MD for their breast lift surgery because he is a leader in breast and body contouring procedures. Dr. Castillo has three decades of experience in private practice helping women look and feel their best through cosmetic plastic surgery. See his results when you visit our photo gallery.

The Procedure

Because there are various degrees of sagging (ptosis), the surgical treatment involves a range of possible corrections based primarily on the nipple areola position and size, the amount of excess skin and the breast volume. Correction may be as simple as Illinois breast augmentation. This adds fullness and will give cleavage and this may be combined with skin excision. Additional improvement may be obtained by removing excess skin from around the areola.

For the more advanced ptosis (sagging), an additional vertical incision may be required. The incision goes from the areola to beneath the breast. For the most severe ptosis, an additional third incision underneath the breast is required. It is imperative that the patient understands the placement of the incisions and this will be explained in detail during the initial consultation.

The procedure takes generally two hours and is carried out on an outpatient basis in our office surgical suite. Increased surgical time is needed if the patient is combining a breast lift with breast reduction or breast augmentation in Champaign, IL to revise the size of their breasts in addition to breast position.

After Surgery

The results of mastopexy are very gratifying for the proper patient. The recovery period is quite brief and the patient may return to work two or three days after surgery.

Dr. Castillo will provide a full description of the rare complications that can occur following breast lift surgery during your initial consultation.

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