Breast Lift

Serving Knoxville, Sevierville, Knox County & Nearby Areas of Tennessee

Over time, factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, gravity and the aging process will cause your breasts to undergo some changes. One of the more common changes experienced by many women is sagging. If you’d like to correct this sagging and restore a perkier, more youthful breast appearance, then a breast lift may be a great option for you.

Dr. Dean Kleto has been performing breast lifts for women in the Knoxville area for more than 25 years. He has extensive experience performing these procedures, and he will work closely with you to devise the right plan to achieve your unique aesthetic goals.

You can find out whether a breast lift is right for you and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Kleto in person. Please call 865-366-4755 today to schedule a consultation.

Knoxville breast lift

Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Ideal breast lift candidates would like to improve one or more of the following issues:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Flattened or elongated breast appearance
  • Nipples falling below the breast crease

If you are considering having more children, you should discuss these plans with Dr. Kleto during your consultation. A breast lift will not interfere with your pregnancy, but the changes that occur during pregnancy may negatively impact the results of your breast lift and potentially cause additional sagging. For these reasons, Dr. Kleto typically recommends waiting until after you’re done having children to undergo a breast lift.

In addition, if you are a smoker, you must be willing to quit prior to your breast lift and throughout the recovery process. Smoking can potentially have a negative impact on healing and your overall results.

Your Breast Lift Procedure

During your consultation, Dr. Kleto will carefully evaluate the appearance of your breasts. Based on the amount of sagging, your current nipple position, your skin quality and skin elasticity, he will devise a customized procedure to address your unique needs and goals.

Dr. Kleto uses three different incision options for a breast lift. He’ll recommend one of the following based on your individual needs:

  • Periareolar – Incision is made around your entire areola
  • Lollipop – Incision will go around your areola and vertically down to your breast crease
  • Anchor – This incision is identical to the lollipop incision, but it also contains an additional incision along the breast crease

Once the incision has been made, Dr. Kleto will restore a more youthful breast appearance by:

  • Removing excess skin
  • Tightening the remaining skin
  • Reshaping the skin and breast mound
  • Repositioning the nipple and areola to bring them into perfect alignment with your newly firmed breast

Recovery after a breast lift generally takes 1-2 weeks, and you should be able to return to work about a week after surgery. However, it may be as long as a month before you can resume all activities, including strenuous exercise.

You can learn more about your procedure by reading our Questions about Breast Lifts page.

Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift

In some instances, Dr. Kleto will perform breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift for more effective results. This is an excellent option if you want to increase the size of your breasts or restore lost breast volume in addition to correcting sagging issues. Breast augmentation is also effective if you’re looking to improve breast asymmetry.

Dr. Kleto will look at your body as a whole. Enhancing one area will ultimately impact the appearance of other regions of your body. With this in mind, he will suggest the best procedure or combination of procedures to provide you with the beautiful, natural looking results you desire.

Contact our Knoxville Breast Surgeon

Please contact Dr. Dean Kleto using the form on this page or call 865-366-4755 today to schedule your breast lift consultation. We serve patients in Knoxville, Sevierville and throughout Knox County, Tennessee.

Local 865.524.2442Toll Free 877.907.0747

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9123 Cross Park Dr - Suite 100

Knoxville, TN 37923

Sevierville Office, LeConte Medical Center

744 Middle Creek Rd - Suite 200

Sevierville, TN 37862