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With the passage of time, many women are dismayed to see their breasts losing shape and sagging. The breast can sag lower on the chest wall, nipples may begin to point downward, and they no longer have the plump, rounded shape associated with youth.

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift can be performed to restore your breasts to their former firm, youthful appearance. Our breast lift in Valdosta, GA is performed to remove excess skin, tighten and reshape, and restore breasts to a youthful position on the chest.

Common Causes of Sagging Breasts

If you are unhappy to see your once-firm, rounded breasts looking droopy, saggy, or deflated after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or as the result of aging, a breast lift can restore your figure. Sagging breasts occur due to various physical changes, including:

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding. Through the duration of your pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding, your body goes through many changes. Not all of these changes are welcome. Your breasts experience dramatic changes in size and shape, and they can be left looking saggy and deflated. A breast lift makes it possible to restore youthful roundness, a higher position on the chest wall.

  • The natural aging processes. As we age naturally, our skin loses collagen and elastin, losing the firm structure that keeps the skin supple and strong. When paired with the constant pull of gravity, breasts can begin to hang lower, losing shape and volume.

  • Significant weight loss. If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, it is not uncommon to have breasts that now appear deflated, shrunken, and sagging. You have worked hard to achieve your weight loss goals, and you deserve to enjoy your new figure. A breast lift can reshape and restore a youthful, plump look that appears lovely and natural.

  • Genetics. Some women are genetically predisposed to having breasts that droop at a younger age, particularly on women with larger breasts – but it can happen to any woman, at any age. Some women see sagging and drooping begin even in their 20s or early 30s.

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Breast Lift in Valdosta

During your breast lift procedure, one or more incisions are made in the breast tissue depending on the goals and extent of the lift needed. Once these incisions are made, excess skin and tissue will be removed to correct sagging. Then, breast tissue will be redistributed and shaped to provide a more aesthetically appealing plump breast appearance. The nipple and areola may be repositioned.

Dr. Merriman may recommend the option of adding breast implants to your breast lift surgery for an increase in cup size or to achieve more fullness in the upper part of your breast if that is one of your goals. Once your custom breast lift procedure is complete, the incisions are carefully closed with sutures. Dr. Merriman is meticulous in placing sutures, so any remaining scars cannot be seen, even when wearing the most revealing clothing.

Recovery from Breast Lift Surgery in Valdosta

As with any surgery, you will need to plan for the time it takes for your body to recover following breast lift surgery. You will experience some pain, bruising, and swelling that can last from two to three weeks. Dr. Merriman will prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable.

It is important that you avoid sleeping on your side or stomach for the initial two weeks following your surgery, so your breasts heal properly. You will be wearing a compression garment that helps reduce swelling and encourage the healing process.

Sutures will be removed after a period of one to two weeks – but you will have several follow-up appointments to ensure all is well, and that your newly-shaped breasts are healing as they should.

Most women who choose to have breast lift surgery return to work one week following their surgery. You will need to avoid any strenuous activity during this time such as bending, lifting, or any activities that put a strain on the chest muscles that could pull on the sutures.

Breast Lift Surgery from Dr. Merriman: Exceptional Results

Our patients routinely report that recovery has been far easier than they expected, and they are extremely pleased with the look of their breasts after a breast lift with Dr. Merriman. As a skilled plastic surgeon with a great depth of experience, she has the skills that make it possible to have exceptional results and arguably the best breast lift Valdosta, GA has to offer.

Breast Lift Valdosta GA

You will be treated with professionalism, kindness, and exceptional skill.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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Our Plan for Resuming In-Office Patient Care

We are pleased to annouce our very soft re-opening to patients this Monday, May 4th. We are not opening to full capacity as we are closely following the recommendations of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and our numerous professional affiliations and governing boards. We will be seeing a very limited number of patients per day. The following outlines our plan and what we are doing to keep you safe.


You will be called the day before your appointment and screened for any symptoms. Any symptoms will require rescheduling.

Upon your arrival your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to rescheduled if over 100.0.

You must wear a mask upon entering the building and will only remove if getting a procedure done on the face. We ask that you please bring a mask to your appointment. Due to limited availability we will provide a mask to you for a charge of $5.

No one can accompany you into the office unless there are significant mobility or communication issues you need help with and in that case only one person can come with you. You may not bring children to your appointment.

Our waiting room is closed. You may enter the building to check in and gather any paperwork you may require and return to your car. You will be called when your room is ready.

Office Safety and Sanitation

Employees will also complete a daily questionnaire and have their temperature taken and will be sent home if there are any symptoms. Employees will wear personal protective equipment throughout your entire visit.

Each room and all areas that patients and employees touch including office supplies or equipment will be sanitized thoroughly between patients according to CDC guidelines.

We have missed you and look forward to seeing you back in the office!

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