What Can a Breast Lift Do for You?


Have you ever walked past a mirror and realized that how you look isn’t the same as you thought you did—or as you felt? Over time our bodies change, and women face unique issues adjusting to breast changes caused by aging, pregnancy, or weight loss. As a woman, Dr. Renee Burke is extremely aware of how self-conscious a woman might feel if her image doesn’t reflect what she has seen in the past.

If your breasts no longer represent how you feel, a breast lift may be an option at our plastic surgery practice serving Barrington and St. Charles, IL, and beyond. Diet and exercise can solve many image problems, but for issues such as breast asymmetry, the only permanent solution may be surgery.

Achieve Balance

Dr. Burke has performed countless surgeries—but her approach to each individual surgery is as unique as each of her patients. Regardless of the size or shape of a woman’s breasts, Dr. Burke strives to give her patients a balanced, symmetrical pair of breasts.

Asymmetry is more common than one might think. It is also extremely common for women who have had children and breastfed in the past. In some cases, achieving balance between breasts requires breast augmentation with an implant in one or both breasts in addition to a breast lift. Dr. Burke will thoroughly discuss your options with you during your consultation.

Firm and Reshape

During a breast lift procedure, your own tissues and muscles will be adapted to a new, more youthful shape. If you are concerned about sagging breasts or an excess of skin, this procedure would address both of those issues. Over time, gravity changes how our breasts look and feel, and a breast lift procedure is specifically performed to address these issues.

Most women are so pleased with how the breast lift procedure reshapes their breasts, they give it a 95% “worth it” rating on RealSelf. You can see one of our happy patient’s results in the before-and-after pictures below:

You can see more breast lift before-and-after pictures in our photo gallery.

Subtle Scars

Ensuring a positive outcome is extremely important to Dr. Burke. To this end, when surgery is planned, she will do her best to reduce scarring. In some instances, the only incisions she would make would be under the breast or around the areola. During your consultation, you will learn about all of the different breast lift incision options and what method would be the best for your individual care.

Positive Procedures

Dr. Renee Burke takes the time during a consultation to ensure that as the breast lift, or mastopexy procedure, is planned, your goals and needs are met. Dr. Burke is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and she has extremely high standards for care and surgical quality. Her expertise will become apparent to you during your consultation when Dr. Burke will discuss this procedure with you. Please contact our office online or call us at (847) 382-4400 to schedule your consultation at our Barrington plastic surgery practice.

Originally published May 2015. Updated February 2022.

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