plastic surgery charlotte menu
  Procedures
 
 

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Your anatomy, doctor preferences as well as your desired results will determine the specific method chosen for your breast lift. The most common method of breast lift surgery involves three incisions. One incision is made around the areola. Another runs vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease underneath the breast. The third is a horizontal incision beneath the breast that follows the natural curve of the breast crease.

After your doctor has removed the excess breast skin and shaped the remaining breast tissue, the nipple and areola are shifted to a higher position. The areola, which is usually stretched out in sagging breasts, can also be reduced in size. Skin that was formerly located above the areola is brought down to reshape the breast. In some cases, liposuction may be used to improve the contour, especially on the sides of the breasts.

The nipples and areolas remain attached to the underlying mounds of tissue and this usually allows for the preservation of sensation and the ability to breast-feed.
 

This patient is 36 years old. She is 5'4" tall and prior to surgery was 134 lbs. She came to the Hunstad Kortesis Center with a desire to regain her pre-baby body with a "mommy makeover"! She underwent a sub muscular silicone gel breast augmentation with a Pursestring Mastopexy to create extra "lift". Her implants are Mentor Moderate Plus 275cc. She also had an Abdominoplasty and liposuction with fat grafting to her buttocks. These photos were taken at 7 months post surgery. (KORTESIS 2011)

Before After
 

This 49 year old patient underwent a Full Mastopexy (breast lift).  KORTESIS

Before

After

 

 

56 year old- This client underwent a Full Mastopexy, she had significant drooping of her breasts and desired a fuller lifted result. HUNSTAD

Before

After

 

 

43 year old- This client underwent a full Mastopexy after already having 300cc saline implants.  HUNSTAD

Before

After

 

33 year old This client wanted breast augmentation and lifting to create a more youthful breast. She chose 450cc moderate plus saline implants for her submuscular augmentation with pursestring mastopexy. KORTESIS

Before

After


38 years old This client had a submuscular breast augmentation alongside a pursestring mastopexy. Her implants are moderate plus gels 371cc. KORTESIS


40 year old - pursestring mastopexy with subfascial breast augmentation using 371cc moderate plus gels. HUNSTAD

BEFORE AFTER


44 year old pursestring mastopexy with subfascial breast augmentation using 265cc moderate plus gels. HUNSTAD


 

The following 28 year old patient presented with a desire to have her breasts enlarged and lifted. After thorough consult, it was determined that the best procedure for her was a Submuscular Breast Augmentation with Lollipop Mastopexy. The implants she chose were left-371cc and right-397cc silicone gel. The difference in implant size  was chosen to offset a slight anatomical asymmetry. KORTESIS

Before

After
 

The following patient is 40 years old. She had significant drooping of her breasts and desired a fuller lifted result. She had a Full Mastopexy with saline augmentation using 300cc Moderate Plus implants.

Before After ( 1 year post surgery)
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
60 years old This client had previous sub muscular breast implants placed. She presented to us with bilateral Baker IV capsular contracture and ruptured double-lumen implants. We removed the ruptured implants and thickened capsules, replacing the implants with a moderate plus 300cc gel. She also had a full Mastopexy to lift her breasts to a more youthful position. KORTESIS
Before After
 

The following patient had a Full Mastopexy with sub muscular gel augmentation to alleviate droop and add some upper fullness. The implant she chose was a Mentor Moderate Plus 200cc gel.

Before After (1 year post surgery)
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

The following patient is a 25 year-old who underwent a purse string Mastopexy with a subfascial Breast Augmentation.  The implants chosen were Mentor High Profile gel implants at a volume of 500cc bilaterally. HUNSTAD

Before After
The following patient is a 44 year-old who underwent a full Mastopexy with augmentation. The implant she chose was the Mentor Moderate Plus Saline implant at a volume of 420cc bilaterally.

Before

 After

Breast lift | Mastopexy beforeBreast lift | Mastopexy afterBreast lift | Mastopexy beforeBreast lift | Mastopexy after

The following patient had significant drooping of the breast tissue. Her breast tissue was ample enough to forego an augmentation. Her lifted breasts are more symmetrical and have a softer contour. 

                                                   Before

 
After ( 6 months post surgery)

Breast lift | Mastopexy beforeBreast lift | Mastopexy afterBreast lift | Mastopexy beforeBreast lift | Mastopexy after  

This patient had a Full Mastopexy with Submuscular Breast Augmentation. The implant chosen was a Mentor Round 200cc gel implant.

Before

After (6 months post surgery)

Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

The following patient had a Full Mastopexy to correct breast drooping. She also had a small implant placed to create more upper breast fullness. The implant used was a Mentor Round 275cc silicone gel.

Before

After (3 months post surgery)

Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
 

The following patient, 34 years old, had a Full Mastopexy with sub muscular gel augmentation. The implant she chose to create upper pole fullness was the 397cc Inamed Moderate Plus silicone gel implant.

Before

After

Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

This patient is a 42 year old bodybuilder. She had significant ptosis (drooping) and loss of volume of her breasts secondary to breastfeeding. She underwent a Lollipop Mastopexy (incision resembles a lollipop) and sub muscular augmentation to add fullness. The implants she chose were Mentor Moderate Plus Gel. She had a slight asymmetry, so she went with 225cc on the left and 250cc on the right. This gave her the full "B" cup that she desired.

Before

After

Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

The following 39 year old patient had a Full Mastopexy without augmentation.

Before

After

Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

The following 30 year-old patient underwent massive weight loss. As a result, she was left with significant drooping of her breasts. A Full Mastopexy was employed to correct this, lifting her breasts to more natural position and adding fullness to her upper chest. She also underwent a Circumferential Abdominoplasty with Vertical Resection and muscle tightening.

Before

After

Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
 

 PURSESTRING (PERIAREOLAR) MASTOPEXY

A Pursestring Mastopexy is a popular method of breast lifting for those with a slight droop of the breasts. It utilizes an incision around the nipple and an egg-shaped removal of skin to give the breasts a natural-looking lift. Because the final scar is located at the dark nipple margin, it heals to an almost undetectable scar.

The following patient had a Pursestring Mastopexy with augmentation. She chose Mentor Moderate Plus saline implants at a volume of 300 cc bilaterally.

 

 

Markings are made to determine the amount of skin to be removed. A natural nipple height is 21 cm from the sternal notch.

Before After
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
 

The following patient is 43 years old, 5'2" tall and 134 pounds. She came to our facility with the desire for breast augmentation. Alongside a sub muscular implant placement, a small lift (Purse string Mastopexy) was used to correct a slight droop. The implants she chose were Moderate Plus saline 390cc. (KORTESIS 2010)

Before

After

  

The following patient is 3 months post-op. She had a pursestring mastopexy with augmentation using 450cc Moderate profile gel implants. (HUNSTAD)

Before After
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

The following patient had A Pursestring Mastopexy with Saline Augmentation. The implant chosen was a 390cc Moderate Plus Profile. These photos were taken 6 months after her procedure. (HUNSTAD)

Before After
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

 

This patient is 24 years old. She had a Pursestring Mastopexy with Augmentation using Mentor Moderate Plus gels. She was slightly larger on the right which was offset by adding 50cc to the left. Her implants were right 500cc and left 550cc. (HUNSTAD)

Before After
Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
 

The following patient had a Pursestring Mastopexy with Subfascial Breast Augmentation using 350cc moderate plus silicone gel implants.

Before After (6 months post surgery)
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
 

 

The following patient presented to our facility with asymmetrical nipples. She had the Pursestring Mastopexy to correct this while giving her a modest lift.
Before After
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after
Breast lift | Mastopexy before Breast lift | Mastopexy after

Dr. Hunstad and Dr. Kortesis


 
The Hunstad-Kortesis Center specializes in Charlotte Face lift.  They also focus on Charlotte liposuction, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), body lifting, surgery after massive weight loss, rhinoplasty, as well as other facial and body contouring procedures.  The Doctors also operate Hunstad Med Spa at the Hunstad-Kortesis Center where they perform procedures including laser hair removal and offer injectable fillers Botox cosmetic, and Dysport. The Hunstad-Kortesis Center is located in Huntersville and serves patients from Charlotte towns such as Statesville, Rock Hill, Pineville, Matthews, Lake Norman, As well as, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan, the united States and our international patients.

The Hunstad-Kortesis Center for Plastic Surgery & Medspa
11208 Statesville Road, Suite 300

Huntersville, NC 28078

Phone:704.659.9000
Site Map