Breast Lift Questions

Most women have questions about breast lift surgery, as it’s natural to be confused about technical terms, concerned about possible risks and just simply curious about life after your procedure.

Will my nipples have to be removed?

Nipples are never removed and grafted to a new location. Rather, Dr. Kaufman uses the pedicle technique, which allows the nipple to be repositioned while remaining attached to its nerve and vascular system. Read more about Dr. Kaufman’s breast lift techniques.

Will the procedure affect my nipple sensation?

After healing, most women find their nipple sensation unchanged. In a small percent of cases however, sensation may be reduced.

Does a breast lift require another procedure?

One surgery will suffice for a breast lift at Kaufman Plastic Surgery in Sacramento and Dr. Kaufman will show you how he’ll address your specific needs during the planning process.

Will I be able to breastfeed after surgery?

Dr. Kaufman makes every effort to preserve as many milk ducts as possible during breast lift surgery, and therefore, most women are able to breastfeed afterward. However, there’s no guarantee.

Is there any way to know what my scars will be like?

Scars are inherently unpredictable; unfortunately there’s no way to know in advance how yours will look. For the vast majority of women scars fade and become quite faint over time. Further, patients usually report that their scars are an acceptable tradeoff for smaller, perkier breasts. Browse our breast lift before and after photos to see some examples.

Take the Next Step

Dr. Kaufman suggests you do all the research you can, including browsing the internet and talking with other women. You’ll find answers to many of your questions as you learn. Nothing can replace a one-on-one meeting with an expert, however, so we encourage you to request your consultation. Dr. Kaufman will give you all the answers you need to make informed decisions, and he’ll be glad to help you no matter what you ultimately choose to do.

Consider becoming one of the many women from Folsom, Roseville, Granite Bay and El Dorado Hills who have improved their quality of life through breast lift surgery at Kaufman Plastic Surgery.