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Breast Lift Surgery

As with many parts of the body after pregnancy, the breasts continue to age with time causing the nipple to descend and the volume of the breast to decrease overtime. A breast lift procedure with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raffi Karamanoukian can improve the position and contour of your existing breast tissue without increasing the breast size or volume. Some patients may request a breast augmentation at the same time as a breast lift.

What is a breast lift

In medical terms, a breast lift is known as a mastopexy surgery in which the breast tissue is re-contoured to elevate the breast mound and reposition the nipple and areola. Unlike a breast augmentation, a breast lift procedure alone does not increase the volume or size of the breast .

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Choosing Dr. Karamanoukian

There are a number of different techniques that are used for breast lift mastopexy procedures in Lebanon. Dr. Karamanoukian will first examine your breasts and gauge the level of asymmetry and breast ptosis in order to determine the amount of skin and soft tissue that needs to be re-contoured. His personal preference as a surgeon is to minimize scarring along the info memory fold and around the areola . A short scar breast lift is a favorable option for many patients who have noticed a gradual dissent of the breasts after pregnancy and childbirth.
A breast lift procedure can be performed at any age, but it is usually recommended for patients who have had multiple pregnancies and have a history of breast-feeding . These patients may notice an accelerated droopiness of the breasts after childbirth. Once completed, patients who have undergone a breast lift procedure in our Beirut plastic surgery office notice firmer, tighter, natural looking breasts that look amazing in clothes and in a bikini.

Anesthesia for breast lift surgery

Most patients who undergone a breast lift procedure require general anesthesia to help the surgeon recontour and reshape the breast tissue. There are smaller procedures known as a crescent breast lift that can be performed in a clinic setting under local anesthesia. Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in both techniques and can help you decide between the two options.

Reshaping your breasts with surgery

Most complete breast lift procedures require an incision around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast fold, and a small incision along the inframammary crease. These incisions are performed with meticulous attention to detail in order to reduce long-term scarring . Most patients want to minimize scars but these are important incisions that need to be made in order to lift the breasts, reshape the contour and silhouette of the breast, increase firmness and perky Ness of the breasts, and re-position the nipple and areola. Patient with large Ariola's  will also desire a reduction in areolar size to a more suitable and proportionate diameter.


A breast lift procedure is a very gratifying cosmetic surgery for women who desire a more youthful looking brush shape. Visible improvements in your upper torso appear immediately after surgery and patients will notice increase volume and cleavage  inherently after surgery. Most patients who have undergone a breast lift note that it is usually associated with quick recovery and healing. Dr. Karamanoukian can further improve results with laser therapy for breast lift scars offered in our clinic and Beirut.

Schedule a consultation

Dr. Karamanoukian offers mastopexy procedures in a professional and ethical manner in the heart of Beirut Lebanon . Scheduling a consultation is easy and he offers virtual consultations for people who are traveling from out of the country. We are excited to meet with you and discuss your options for surgery. Dr. Karamanoukian is a fellow of the American College of surgeons and offers the highest standards of safety and efficacy in surgery . Our state of the art facilities can help you achieve your cosmetic goals in a comfortable setting.