Breast Lift

Patient Testimonial*

Testimonial and photos courtesy of RealSelf. * Results are not guaranteed or guaranteed to be permanent.

“Phenomenal work! Most impressed with Dr. Richards! 

I cannot sing Dr. Richards praise enough! I had implants 595/600 CC Saline from 2004 to 2016. Hated them from day one. Wanted a breast lift, but was talked into implants by Dr. Stephens to fill out the loose breast after pregnancy (Was NEVER pleased with his work). Dr. Richards is a true perfectionist/artist! He explanted my implants December 2016. And completed a bilateral maxoplexy (No implants) March 2017. My breasts after the explantation were exceedingly saggy, no elasticity, and like pancakes, full of stretch marks. I was very nervous with the way they’d look after the lift. I honestly was hopeful but extremely afraid based on how horrible they looked. I will post the way they looked after explantation after I obtain them from Richards office. I am, without question, now a lifelong patient of Richards and will sing his praises to all I know! He will be doing my abdominoplasty in September and all future body/face work. During surgery prep for breast lift Richards told me that he would do laser treatment on the stretch mark discoloration from stretch marks on my breasts after the surgery. With these outcomes, However, I doubt I need them. He gave me his cell number for emergencies and again, an amazing surgeon who I am truly grateful to have found!!! Thank you, thank you, Dr. Richards!”*


Breast ptosisis the medical term for drooping or sagging of the breasts. The rate at which breast ptosis develops and the severity of the breast sagging is influenced by a number of biological and external factors, such as:

  • Loss of skin elasticity as a result of the natural aging process
  • Heredity (genetic traits such as skin elasticity, breast size, breast density, breast composition in terms of fatty and glandular tissue)
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Number of pregnancies
  • Breast cup size prior to pregnancy
  • Weight gain or loss

The degree of breast ptosis is determined by evaluating the position of the areola-nipple complex in relation to the infra-mammary fold (the point where the underside of the breast attaches to the chest wall). The most severe cases of breast ptosis present with nipples that are below the infra-mammary fold and pointing down towards the ground.

A breast lift (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that is designed to treat and correct the condition of breast ptosis by lifting the breasts to a more aesthetically desirable position, removing excess skin, and tightening the remaining tissue to support the newly lifted breasts. In addition to addressing the problem of breast sagging, a breast lift can also be a helpful corrective procedure for patients who present with breast asymmetry (breasts of different sizes), enlarged or asymmetrical areolas, downward pointing nipples, and/or stretched skin in the breast region.*

At the private plastic surgery practice of Dr. Bryson Richards, located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Richards works in close collaboration with his patients, and employs advanced surgical techniques to produce exceptional breast lift results. For patients seeking not only to lift their breasts, but also to increase their breast size/volume, Dr. Richards may recommend having a breast augmentation performed in conjunction with the breast lift procedure. These two procedures can safely be performed together to create full, youthfully lifted breasts.  Similarly, a breast lift can also be performed together with a breast reduction surgery, in order to facilitate the creation of new breast contours that are ideally elevated and perky.*


During your initial consultation, Dr. Richards will perform a comprehensive medical evaluation to determine the severity of your breast ptosis. This will allow him to select the optimal surgical technique for your mastopexy procedure from the choices listed below:

  • Mild Ptosis—Crescent Lift  (Nipple lift): for this procedure, Dr. Richards will remove a crescent-shaped piece of tissue above the areola, before elevating the areola to a more aesthetically desirable position
  • Mild to Moderate Ptosis—Benelli Breast Lift (Donut mastopexy): involves the removal of a donut-shaped piece of tissue from around the areola, followed by the re-attachment of the remaining breast tissue to the areola
  • Moderate Ptosis—Vertical Breast Lift (Lollipop breast lift): this technique is similar to the Benelli lift, but also utilizes an additional incision that runs vertically from beneath the areola down to the breast crease
  • Severe Ptosis—Full Breast Lift (Anchor lift” or “Inverted-T lift): employs an anchor-shaped incision running from the base of the areola to the bottom of the breast, followed by the subsequent removal of a crescent-shaped piece of skin from where the breast meets the rib cage, and concludes with the re-positioning of the nipple to a more aesthetically appropriate location


After your breast lift, you will need to wear a support bra to minimize post-operative swelling and facilitate the healing process.  Your initial mastopexy results will be immediately visible upon the completion of your surgery, and will continue to gradually improve over the next 2-3 weeks, as any lingering swelling and bruising subsides.  Your surgical scars will gradually fade until they are barely noticeable, and you should be able to carefully resume your normal daily activities as it becomes comfortable to do so; however, you will be advised to avoid intense exercise and heavy lifting for several weeks after your breast lift surgery.*

*Results are not guaranteed or guaranteed to be permanent.


Dr. Richards understands that every patient has unique medical needs and aesthetic preferences, which is why our treatment philosophy is based upon the foundational principle of individualized customization. In practice, this concept amounts to:  in-depth consultations, treatment plans that have been tailored to meet your specific needs, and comprehensive patient education, both before and after your breast lift procedure.

Dr. Richards makes it a priority to spend ample time with each patient, and to be highly accessible to his patients during every phase of their breast surgery experience. If you are interested in having your breast lift surgery performed by Dr. Richards, please contact our office today.  We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Richards.

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