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Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Breast Lifting: What Are Some of The Differences?

Many women suffer from sagging breasts, also known as breast ptosis, which can have a devastating impact on their self-esteem

Breasts begin to sag for a variety of reasons. However, age, pregnancy-related changes, and genetics are some of the most common factors contributing to laxity of the breasts. To correct sagging breasts and achieve a more youthful appearance, women often seek breast lift procedures, but it can be overwhelming to choose from the variety of options available. The first step in determining the best treatment option for you is to gain a better understanding of the differences between surgical and non-surgical breastlift procedures.

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Surgical Breastlift

Traditionally, surgery has been the most popular treatment for breast lifting. However, in recent years, as a result of advances in technology, non-surgical breast lifts have gained popularity. For many women, the risks and recovery time associated with mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, are off-putting. As a surgical procedure, mastopexy is an invasive operation, which results in scarring and involves other inherent risks.

Typically, in a surgical breast lift, an incision is made around the areola to remove excess breast skin. The breast tissue is then elevated and repositioned to make the breasts fuller and rounder. The nipple and areola are also moved up and the remaining skin is pulled taut before being sutured. Following the procedure, patients usually require at least 3 to 6 days to recover and must wait approximately 3 to 5 weeks before resuming any type of exercise.

As a result of the recovery and downtime associated with mastopexy, many women are reconsidering surgery as the solution for their breast ptosis. Laser breast lifting, on the other hand, is a non-surgical outpatient procedure, which can be completed in as little as 1 hour. Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Cosmetic Laser Clinic is proud to use the cutting-edge Fotona SP Dynamis laser to lift breasts. During this non-invasive procedure, the laser gently remodels the skin, delivering laser energy to tighten and lift the area.

The best and most effective non-surgical approach to correct saggy breasts

What are the differences?

For women considering a breast lift, there are many differences to consider when choosing between surgical and non-surgical breast lifting techniques. Some of the key differences include:

Invasive vs. non-invasive

Mastopexy is an invasive surgical procedure that requires an incision around the areola, resulting in scarring. On the other hand, laser breast lifts are non-invasive, as no incisions or sutures are required. This means that the non-invasive approach involves no risk of scarring.


Mastopexy involves 3 to 6 days of recovery time before resuming normal day-to-day activities, whereas non-invasive techniques such as laser breastlifts enable patients to return to their day-to-day activities immediately following the procedure.


When it comes to results, surgical procedures can lead to more drastic and dramatic lifts, while non-surgical techniques are best suited for women looking for more subtle and natural-looking results.

If you are interested in restoring youthfulness while maintaining the natural shape and beauty of your breasts, a laser breast lift may be the answer you have been looking for. We welcome you to contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our laser specialists to help determine if this is the right procedure for you.

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Our facility offers a luxurious, comfortable and private setting for consultations and surgery with a waiting room that is both spacious and inviting. Although we hope you don’t have to spend too much time waiting to see Dr. Torgerson, within a few minutes you will feel relaxed and at ease.

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