Breast Lift

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, and the natural aging process can cause firm, perky breasts to sag and flatten out. As a woman, it is important to feel confident about the appearance of your breasts both in and out of clothing. Dr. Arthur Cambeiro is an approachable, compassionate, board-certified plastic surgeon who offers mastopexy, often called a breast lift, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV, to lift and reshape the breasts. As an experienced breast enhancement specialist, he appreciates the unique beauty of each patient and personalizes each procedure to provide attractive, natural-looking results.

To find out more how breast enhancement surgery can enhance your self-image and your femininity, request a consultation with Dr. Cambeiro at SurgiSpa or give our office a call at (702) 734-4100.

Breast Lift Before & After Photos


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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
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    • Your new look begins with a personalized, one-on-one, breast lift consultation with Dr. Cambeiro. With years of experience performing thousands of cosmetic breast procedures, he is prepared to help you attain the beautiful breasts you want.
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Reasons for a Breast Lift

The best candidates for a breast lift procedure are women who are healthy and emotionally stable. It's important to be realistic about what breast surgery can accomplish. Reasons women visit Dr. Cambeiro in Henderson and Las Vegas for a breast lift procedure include:

  • Tightening stretched out breast skin
  • Raising and reshaping the breasts
  • Reducing enlarged areolas
  • Improving body image and confidence

The best results are in women who have small, sagging breasts; ThermiBreast® treatments may even be a minimally invasive alternative. Dr. Cambeiro can provide beautiful results for breasts of any size, but the results may not last as long in heavier or larger breasts.

Lift & reshape your breasts
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Enhance Your Breast Augmentation Results

If you have lost breast volume due to weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding, a breast lift alone may not give you the shapely breasts you envision for yourself. In many cases, a breast lift will provide a perkier shape while making the breasts smaller. If you want to enhance both breast shape and size, Dr. Cambeiro may recommend a combination breast augmentation with lift.

While many surgeons perform breast augmentation and breast lift, few are as experienced and qualified as Dr. Cambeiro in performing these procedures together. As a breast enhancement specialist, he has performed thousands of cosmetic breast procedures for a wide range of patient needs and goals. Dr. Cambeiro performs breast augmentation with lift through one set of incisions and usually places the implants below the chest muscles.

Breast Augmentation With Lift Patient Photos

Breast Augmentation Before Image


Breast Augmentation After Image


This woman, age 41, went from a B to a D cup by having a breast augmentation with lift along with nipple reduction and reshaping. Dr. Cambeiro performed the procedure using a doughnut (circumareolar) incision to place round silicone implants while lifting and reshaping the breasts.

Visit our online photo gallery for additional photos of breast augmentation with lift patients.
*Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Is Breast Lift Surgery Performed?

Dr. Cambeiro performs mastopexy using a general anesthetic administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist. He uses one of the incision techniques listed in the table below to outline the area from which the breast skin will be removed and define the new location for the nipple. When the excess skin has been removed, Dr. Cambeiro moves the nipple and areola to the new higher position on the breast and reduces the size of the areola, if necessary. He then brings the skin down around the areola to reshape the breast. A breast lift is usually an outpatient procedure, so the patient returns home the day of surgery.

Comparison of Breast Lift Techniques

Degree of Sagging Corrected
Incision Placement
Periareolar (Crescent)

Degree of Sagging Corrected

  • Minor

Incision Placement

  • Traces the upper edge of the areola
Circumareolar (Doughnut, Benelli)

Degree of Sagging Corrected

  • Minor

Incision Placement

  • Two concentric circular incisions, one larger than the other, follow the areola
Circumvertical (Lollipop)

Degree of Sagging Corrected

  • Moderate to severe

Incision Placement

  • Circles the areola then drops down from the center to the breast crease
Full (Anchor, Inverted T)

Degree of Sagging Corrected

  • Significant

Incision Placement

  • Same as the lollipop incision with an additional incision along the breast crease

Breast Lift Recovery

After your surgery is complete, you will return home with your chest wrapped in an elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings. Because the breast lift procedure does not involve the chest muscles, recovery is typically more rapid than for breast augmentation. Your breasts will likely be swollen, bruised, and uncomfortable for a day or 2, but the pain should not be severe. Most patients find oral medication provides effective relief from any discomfort.

Within a few days, you will return to our office for your first postoperative visit. Dr. Cambeiro or his nurse will remove the dressings and check for complications or signs of infection. Dr. Cambeiro uses dissolvable sutures during the surgery, so no sutures will need to be removed. The bandages or surgical bra will be replaced by a soft support bra. Here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  • Support Bra: You will need to wear the surgical support bra at all times for 3 to 4 weeks to optimize the healing process.
  • Showering and bathing: Bathing is permitted 48 to 72 hours after the procedure. You may shower 3 days after surgery, as long as you do not submerge the incisions (as in a tub or pool).
  • Driving: Do not drive until you have returned to your normal daily activities and are off all narcotic medications.
  • Exercise: Avoid strenuous activities such as bending, lifting, and sports until cleared by Dr. Cambeiro, which is usually about 3 weeks after surgery.
  • Numbness: You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipples and breast skin, caused by swelling from the breast lift procedure. This numbness will most likely fade as the swelling subsides over the next 6 weeks; however, it is possible that it will last a year or more and occasionally it may be permanent.
  • Return to work or school: After the breast lift procedure, do not plan on returning to work for a week or more, even if you are feeling like you can be up and about.
  • Scars: Although scarring is unavoidable, most breast lift patients feel that the confidence they gain from their enhanced breast shape is a worthwhile tradeoff. It may take 1 to 2 years for the scars to mature and fade.

Note that each patient is unique, and the recovery steps described above will vary if you have other surgeries in addition to your breast lift such as liposuction or breast augmentation.

After a Breast Lift

Be aware that a breast lift will not keep you firm forever; the effects of gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight fluctuations will eventually take their toll again. Women who have a breast lift with implants usually have longer-lasting results.

If you become pregnant, the breast lift procedure should not affect your ability to breastfeed, since your milk ducts and nipples will be left intact. Dr. Cambeiro is happy to answer all of your questions about breast enhancement surgery in person. Request a consultation online, or call SurgiSpa at (702) 734-4100 to schedule an appointment.


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Throughout the years, Dr. Cambeiro's dedication to patient safety and satisfaction has earned him a reputation as one of the premier plastic surgeons in the region. Learn why so many people agree that Dr. Cambeiro and SurgiSpa were the best choices for them.

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