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Breast Lift

About Breast Lift Surgery

Mastopexy or Breast Lift in Carmel and Indianapolis

Breast Lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a sophisticated outpatient procedure designed to elevate, firm, and reshape the breasts. Over time, the natural aging process, combined with life events such as childbirth, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss, can lead to a decrease in breast firmness and elasticity. This procedure aims to counteract these changes by restoring the breasts’ youthful position and contour. Patients often report a restored sense of breast “perkiness,” allowing for the possibility of foregoing the need for underwire bras in favor of lighter, more aesthetically pleasing alternatives, reminiscent of those worn in younger years.

My Plastic Surgery Group continues to be pleased with the satisfaction our patients experience after completing this surgery.

We have a unique approach to breast lift surgery and look forward to discussing this option with you. We look forward to accompanying you on this journey.

Breast Lift Before & After


Real Results

View before-and-after pictures of real patients of Dr. John Aker.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the nipple is not detached from the breast glands during this cosmetic procedure, the breast should still function normally. However, for many other biological reasons, some women are unable to breast feed.

If you have a significant history of breast cancer in your family or if you are over 40, a recent mammogram within the last year may be recommended prior to breast lift surgery

Breast lift surgery does not increase or decrease your risk of breast cancer.

The price of your mastopexy will depend on a number of factors. The chosen incision technique will impact breast lift cost, as will the amount of tissue removed and the amount of time required to perform the surgery.

Since we are asking the skin to heal with a minimum amount of scarring, as well as other possible healing problems, we should not burden the body with chemicals known to inhibit healing and blood flow. Nicotine, literally, can kill skin. You must be off nicotine, patches, chewing tobacco and nicotine gum for 8 weeks before breast lift surgery.

We know how to set back the clock, not stop it. You will find that a mastopexy gives you natural-looking results that are far better than going without one, and the improvements will be lifelong. However, you will continue to age and experience sagging again over the years. A revision at a later date is a possibility.

There are no additional dangers caused by surgery if you choose to have a piercing.

Sometimes a temporary loss is seen, having mostly to do with swelling. Permanent loss is uncommon.

A breast lift without implants lifts what you have. A breast implant adds volume, nicely shaping the upper breast. Mastopexy and implant placement can be done together or separately. When a breast lift and augmentation are performed during the same procedure, it is known as a breast augmentation with lift. Pairing a breast lift and implants results in only a single healing period.


Breast Lift Procedure Information

Mastopexy, or breast lift, is an outpatient surgical procedure done to lift and firm the breast using incisions around the areola, vertically down the lower portion of the breast and, often, horizontally along the fold.
Should you have a breast lift? Ultimately, that’s a decision that only you can make. We hope, after speaking with us, you will have all of the information you need to make that decision. Commonly, it is the person who looks at themselves with clothes on, as well as with clothes off, and sees saggy boobs that used to be firm, perky breasts that will generally decide to have breast lift surgery. From years of experience our surgeons know that breast lifts are desired by women who have lost their breast firmness for reasons such as pregnancy, breast feeding, weight changes, medications, or prolonged absence of bra support.

Breast Lift Recovery

Recovery from breast lift surgery is very patient-specific. We expect that normal activities will be resumed as quickly as each individual can tolerate it. Swelling may last up to 6 weeks after mastopexy surgery, and you should be prepared for your nipple and skin sensation to be altered temporarily. Rest assured, all of these issues and more will be discussed thoroughly during your initial consultation with the physician. It is best to follow your physician’s post-surgical care directions as closely as possible.

We invite and encourage you to view the before and after breast lift photos on our website.

Setting Up Your Consultation

Arrange a consultation regarding the breast lift in Carmel – contact our office today and make an appointment to learn more. Our skilled medical professionals will be available to answer any questions you may have.
Denise Reister
Denise Reister
18 January 2024
I saw Nate for laser hair removal today for the third time. I’ve also seen him for Botox injections. He carefully explains everything he is doing. He is such a kind & caring human. I will definitely use him again & again.
Peggy Brennan
Peggy Brennan
18 January 2024
Samantha was wonderful. She definitely knew what she was doing and was also friendly & personable.
jennifer foltz
jennifer foltz
17 January 2024
The staff is always friendly, professional, and accommodating. Dr. Akers is to the point but listens intently to any concerns (as does the PA!)
15 January 2024
I recently went for a consultation and the staff was very friendly. Dr. Akers was very nice, polite, professional, and respectful. He explained everything really well of what to expect with the procedure I’m interested in. I was very pleased.
Angie Duzan
Angie Duzan
12 January 2024
I had my consultation with Dr Akers. The office staff and the doctor are all so very friendly. They made me feel very comfortable..I have never felt so welcome in a doctor office as I do with Myplastic surgery group. They are all friendly,knowledgeable on procedures and helpful! Dr. Akers is just the most down to earth doctor I have ever met. I travel from Bloomington and will do it every time.I highly recommend this place. They offer a variety of services! Angie Duzan
Amanda Westfall
Amanda Westfall
11 January 2024
Samantha is an incredible injector. She did my Botox for forehead and crows feet- it was a very positive experience with very little discomfort - thank you so much for keeping me young!
Cheryl OBrien
Cheryl OBrien
10 January 2024
I am very pleased with my results of having a tummy tuck with Dr Aker. I am 4 months post op. The before and after pics are astounding! His office staff are always friendly and make sure that I have all my questions answered. I'm so glad that I chose this doctor. I had a great experience overall.
marisol Goodan
marisol Goodan
9 January 2024
Great overall first experience with my consultation. Dr Reddy and the staff were very professional, knowledgeable and answered all my questions thoroughly.

Meet Dr. Aker

Dr. Aker, an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with several area hospitals, has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Aker brought several new techniques in cosmetic surgery to Indianapolis and Carmel including the endoscopic breast augmentation (“endo aug”) and Asian eyelid surgery.

Meet Dr. Reddy

After completing her undergraduate degree at Lehigh University, Dr. Reddy earned her medical doctorate degree from Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia. She went on to complete an accredited transitional year internship and ophthalmology residency at the highly regarded Emory University, where she distinguished herself as a highly skilled surgeon, having received her surgical training from world-renowned mentors at the Emory Eye Center, one of the top training programs institutions in the country.

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