Breast Lift

If you’re like most women, your breasts will begin to sag over time, for reasons that may include age, breastfeeding, weight changes, and genetics. Mastopexy, which is often called a breast lift, is a surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante perform breast lift surgery in Indiana to help women from Munster, Crown Point, and nearby cities have a firmer, more youthful breast shape.

If you live in Northwest Indiana and have questions about breast lift surgery, request a consultation using the online form, or schedule an appointment by calling (800) 721-3244.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Case 8 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #8

This 32 year old Indiana woman is shown here before and after breast lift surgery. She was previously receiving skin care treatments in our Munster, Indiana office and decided to obtain a consultation to improve the appearance of her breasts.  She shared with Dr. Galante, an Indiana plastic surgeon specializing in the breast lift procedu... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Case 10 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #10

This 34 year old Indiana patient measuring 5 ft. 8 in. 130 lbs. desired treatment of her sagging breasts. She had saline breast implants placed under the muscle and a vertical breast lift. this is her appearance with 320cc smooth, round, saline high profile implants. She went from a B to D cup.  Read More
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Case #9

This 37 year old patient is the mother of a 3 year old son. She scheduled her initial consultation in my Munster, Indiana office. Breast enlargement was on her wishlist - she wanted to go from a B cup to a full C - but she also was concerned about nipples that were slightly misshapen and pointed downward.At her consultation, we discuss... Read More
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Case #86

After weight loss, many women find that their breasts don't match their new physique. This 36-year old mortgage broker had lost 30 pounds in just 1 year and was uncomfortable with the way her breasts looked afterward. She decided to look for an Indiana plastic surgeon that she felt would understand her needs and offer the solutions she was lo... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Case 87 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #87

Breastfeeding often creates both sagginess and asymmetry that make even younger women's breasts look "old." This 47-year old school administrator had breastfed 3 children and wanted to balance the size of her breasts and improve their position. She researched her options for a Indiana plastic surgeon and decided to meet with me at my Schererv... Read More
Before & After Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Case 48 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #48

This 30 year old patient came to my Munster office for breast augmentation. Indiana women around this age often experience a turn for the worse in their breast appearance, as gravity and age begin to conspire to sag and stretch the breast. Another common reason that breast beauty starts to fade at this age is lost volume due to nursing.Read More
Before & After Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Case 62 View #1 View in Schererville, IN
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Case #62

This 41 year-old office manager came to my Munster, Indiana plastic surgery office to learn about her options for a fuller and more attractive breast contour. As a healthy nonsmoker with 2 teenage children, she had a good breast position and healthy tissue, but desired a breast volume more proportional to her body.She was naturally a B... Read More
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Case #213

This 31 year old mother of two presented to our plastic surgery office in Schererville desiring  She had significant sagging which needed to be addressed as well. Because of the size of her breast, it was elected to stage a lift procedure followed by placing implants. These two procedures were done one year apart. At times they can be do... Read More

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

Talking It Over

Many women seek breast lift surgery to rejuvenate the appearance of their breasts. Improvements include:

  • Raising saggy, stretched out breasts to a youthful position
  • Restoring a rounded, perky breast shape
  • Directing nipples upwards
  • Reducing the size of enlarged or stretched areolas

You can discuss your goals and expectations at your consultation. If you have pictures of the size and shape of breasts you like, bring them with you to help communicate your goals for surgery. Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are very approachable and will encourage you to ask questions. Your peace of mind and confidence are of the utmost importance.

Procedure Specifics

During a breast lift, Dr. Galante or Dr. Garza elevates the breasts by removing excess skin, fat, and other tissue. They also reposition the nipples and, if desired, reduce the size of the areolas (the darker skin surrounding the nipples). They then reshape the breasts to make them rounder and more youthful-looking.

In most cases, Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza will use one of 3 common breast lift techniques:

  • Anchor-shaped incision
  • Vertical or lollipop incision
  • Concentric (doughnut) incision

You will be under general anesthesia, so you will sleep through your surgery. Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza normally perform breast lift surgery as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can return home the same day. However, you will need someone to drive you home and care for you for the first few days.

Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza

Welcome to Our Practice

Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Rebecca Garza and Dr. Gus Galante have established a plastic surgery practice dedicated to providing personalized care that gives you the confidence to make educated decisions about your surgery. Together with a hand-selected team of professionals who share our passion for patient care, we offer a range of surgical procedures designed to help you look and feel your best.

Impeccable Credentials

Both Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante are fellowship-trained plastic surgeons at the forefront of the aesthetic surgery field. They are each active in professional associations and have given back to the community by donating their time and services to local charity organizations.

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Breast Lift With Augmentation

Often a woman’s dissatisfaction with her breasts is not only due to sagginess; sagging breasts commonly don’t have enough volume to achieve a full, rounded shape. Dr. Galante or Dr. Garza may recommend combining a breast lift with breast implants. By performing breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation, patients can enjoy fuller, more youthful-looking breasts.

Although combining these 2 procedures presents additional challenges, Dr. Garza and Dr. Galante have the surgical skills and experience to achieve satisfying results while devoting special attention to patient comfort and safety. They will thoroughly review your options with you before determining the most effective combination of procedures for your unique goals. Your peace of mind and confidence in your decision is of the utmost importance to our surgeons.

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After Your Breast Lift Procedure

After surgery, either Dr. Garza or Dr. Galante will dress your incisions with light bandages. They will give you detailed post-surgical instructions and prescribe medication for any discomfort. Your breasts will be sore for approximately 3 days. You will need to wear a support bra for at least a few weeks and up to a few months. You’ll need to avoid wearing underwire bras until you heal completely.

Breast lift patients should limit active movement for at least the first few days to avoid pulling the stitches. Although you can resume light activities in 7 to 10 days, you should avoid strenuous movements and heavy lifting for several weeks. As with all surgery, breast lift surgery will leave scars, but they usually fade within the first year.

A Reputation Built on Results

Dr. Galante is an Amazing Doctor!!! He’s kind, caring and compassionate! He’s efficient and listens...
Dr galante did a wonderful job even better then my expectation for sure I am still so amazed how good...
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I am scheduled for breast augmentation for May 18, 2015. I was always about B to C cup and before I...

It’s important to remember that a combined breast procedure requires a bit more recuperation time than a singular procedure would, and may also require the use of surgical drains. Dr. Galante and Dr. Garza want you to be comfortable and safe during your own recuperation, and they will give you specific post-op instructions prior to your surgery.

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