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What is a breast lift?

A breast lift surgically lifts and reshapes the chest – creating breasts that are firm, rounded, and youthful. During your private consultation with Dr. Ringler at our Grand Rapids, Michigan office, he will help you determine if a breast lift alone is sufficient, or if you require the added option of a breast implant to achieve the naturally youthful and lifted curves you desire.

Why choose Dr. Ringler?

Dr. Ringler is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Grand Rapids, Michigan who is internationally-recognized for his accomplishments in plastic surgery. With over 35 years of experience performing aesthetic breast surgery, you can rest assured that he will achieve your aesthetic goals and sculpt a naturally beautiful chest that looks at home on your body.

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The procedure What to expect

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Dr. Ringler performs his Michigan breast lifts on an outpatient basis and under general anesthesia. Once you are sedated, he will create one of the following incision options:

  • Around the areola
  • Around the areola and down the front of the breast
  • Around the areola, down the front of the breast, and along the breast crease

Through that opening, he will gently elevate and reshape your breasts to improve their contour and firmness. He will also reposition and resize the nipple and areola and trim away any excess skin. Once he has successfully reshaped your breasts, he will close the incisions with absorbable sutures. Dr. Ringler often uses a material called Galaflex, which provides additional support to the breast during the healing, improving the shape and limits scarring.

  • Recovery

    You will need a capable adult to accompany you home and stay with you for 24 hours after surgery. Most of our Michigan patients can return to their normal activities of daily living between 24 and 48 hours with minimal restrictions. A full return to sports activity – such as running, jogging, and high-impact aerobics – can typically occur within four weeks.

Am I a candidate?

The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a breast lift:

  • You believe your breasts are too small for your body.
  • You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting or low-cut tops.
  • Clothes that fit your hips are too large at the bust line.
  • Your breasts do not fill out your brassiere.
  • Your breasts have become smaller or less firm after you've had children.
  • Your breasts have become smaller due to weight loss.
  • One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.
  • You have sagging breasts, which may benefit from both augmentation and a breast lift.

If you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for a breast lift in Grand Rapids.


How much does a breast lift cost?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average surgeon’s fee for a breast lift in 2017 was $4,672. During your consultation, our office will provide you with a comprehensive quote that’s unique to your needs and anatomy.

What will my scars look like?

The incision pattern for your surgery will be discussed during your consultation at our Michigan office. Scars are a normal outcome of surgery and are generally concealed beneath modest clothing and lingerie.

How long will my results last?

Breast lift results are very long-lasting. However, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, the normal aging process, and gravity may affect your results over time.

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For more information about breast procedures, please contact the office of Grand Rapids, MI plastic surgeon Dr. Steven L. Ringler today.

Breast Lift Grand Rapids

Steven L. Ringler, MD, FACS


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