Breast Lift

Has breastfeeding, significant weight loss, or age caused your breasts to sag? Has this made you lose confidence in your appearance?

A breast lift can restore your youthful contours by raising your bustline and removing excess skin and fat.

Dr. Stephanie Peng in Minnetonka, MN, can perform a breast lift to enhance your figure and confidence with natural-looking results.

How a Breast Lift Works

Breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure in which a plastic surgeon removes excess skin and breast tissue to lift the breasts, resulting in a more youthful appearance. The areolas can also be moved into a perkier position.

While the volume of the breasts is not reduced during this procedure, the overall shape and appearance of the breasts are improved. Breast lifts can help patients who have asymmetrical breasts, noticeably sagging breasts, flat or droopy breasts, downward-pointing nipples, and a variety of other concerns.

Breast Lift Benefits

Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and aging can affect the perkiness of your breasts. Sagging breasts can take a toll on your figure and make you feel self-conscious. Minnetonka and Minneapolis-area patients who choose our Minnetonka plastic surgery office for their breast lift can expect:

A Restored Feminine Figure

By lifting your bust and removing excess skin and fat, Dr. Peng can restore your perky bustline, improving breast symmetry and enhancing your feminine curves. 

Reduced Irritation

Sagging breasts can rub the underlying skin and lead to chafing. A breast lift removes the excess skin and fat to eliminate the chafing and irritation caused by drooping breasts.

Enhanced Confidence

You can feel more confident and comfortable following your breast lift procedure. Clothes will hug you in all the right places, and you'll be ready to step into the world with a new sense of confidence.

Many Women Turn to Mastopexy

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 143,364 breast lifts performed in 2022, placing it in the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the United States. Dr. Peng has performed life-changing lifts for many patients throughout the Minnetonka and Minneapolis area.

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Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon is the best way to ensure high-quality, lasting results. Dr. Peng has been a practicing board-certified plastic surgeon since 2014. She has further training in microsurgical techniques for excellent outcomes in breast reconstruction. She is passionate about helping all her patients reach their cosmetic goals so they can feel confident and comfortable in their skin. 

Don't waste time feeling self-conscious about your figure. Contact our Minnetonka, MN, practice to request your consultation. 

(763) 999-4170

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"I love the staffs and Dr Peng. They answer all my questions. I would recommend anyone to go there."

MK Lee

How Our Plastic Surgeon Became Board-Certified

Choosing the right plastic surgeon to perform your mastopexy isn't an easy choice.

Fortunately, board certification is a prestigious distinction that can narrow your search for a plastic surgeon who can deliver the results you want. 

Dr. Peng earned her certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. To achieve this great honor, she had to pass difficult written and oral examinations that proved her knowledge and skill.

Surgeons don't have to be board certified, but choosing one who has earned this distinction makes it more likely that you will achieve an outcome that meets your goals.

The Cost of a Breast Lift

For a typical breast lift with no added procedures like breast augmentation, your cost could be between $7,000 and $9,000. The cost of your mastopexy will depend on your cosmetic goals.

Our Minnetonka, MN, practice offers flexible financing through CareCredit® that allows our patients to pay for their life-changing procedures in manageable monthly payments.

Plastic surgery is an investment in your quality of life. Contact our Minneapolis-area office to learn more about your insurance and financing options.

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We know you have options in the Minnetonka area. Our approach to care makes our practice stand out from the crowd. Our goal is to help you restore form, function, and beauty with procedures that are suited to your needs, not upsell you on procedures you don't need. Our board-certified plastic surgeon and her team are dedicated to providing high quality plastic surgery that adheres to the strictest ethical standards. Your safety and outcome are our top priorities.

Choose a team that elevates expectations. Request your free consultation today.

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"The ladies there are always a pleasure and very friendly and Dr.Peng is Amazing and the work is Great!" Audrey C.

Breast Lift Surgical Options Which Incision Type Is Right for You?

At our Minnetonka, MN, practice, Dr. Peng uses two primary types of surgical techniques: the donut lift and the anchor lift. However, she can also use techniques that blend elements of both in order to meet your specific needs and goals. She will choose the incision type based on your desired results. Let's take a closer look:
Donut Incision

Donut Lift

This incision type is best for plastic surgery patients with naturally smaller breasts and minimal sagging. One incision is made around the areola, which results in a small scar that is well concealed.

Anchor Incision

Anchor Lift

This incision type is best for patients who need a more dramatic lift. Dr. Peng will make three incisions; one around the areola, one down the breast, and one horizontally along your natural breast crease.

Preparing for
Your Breast Lift

Before your breast lift, there are some simple things you can do to prepare for your procedure and minimize the risk of complications:

Woman looking at breasts

Don't smoke or use tobacco products for one month before your procedure. Additionally, be prepared not to smoke in the month after your procedure.

Don't use blood thinning medications like aspirin for two weeks before your procedure.

Don't drink alcohol for a week prior to your surgery.

Don't use self-tanning products before your surgery.

What to Expect During Your Breast Lift Surgery

Your mastopexy surgery will be performed at our Minnetonka, MN, practice as an outpatient procedure. You will need a trusted friend or family member to drive you to and from your appointment.

We welcome patients from throughout Greater Minneapolis and Minnetonka, MN.
We welcome patients from throughout Greater Minneapolis and Minnetonka, MN.


General anesthesia is used to ensure your comfort throughout breast lift surgery.


Depending on your cosmetic goals, Dr. Peng will make incisions. She will take extra care to ensure the incisions are well-hidden and result in minimal scarring.


Dr. Peng will remove excess skin and breast tissue and then reshape the breasts to enhance symmetry.


Your implants will be placed at this time if you choose to combine breast augmentation with breast lift surgery.


Dr. Peng will reposition your nipple and areola to a more natural-looking location.


Dr. Peng will tighten the remaining skin and breast tissue to ensure an aesthetically pleasing and youthful look. The incisions will be sutured closed, and you will begin your recovery.

Restore Your Youthful Look Contact Our Practice


Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, can restore a youthful bustline — and your self-esteem. Dr. Peng will review your cosmetic goals and create a breast lift treatment plan to achieve your desired results. A mastopexy can also be paired with breast augmentation to enhance the look, shape, and size of your bust. Call (763) 999-4170 or write to our Minnetonka, MN, practice today to request your consultation.

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"Dr. Peng and her staff and kind & caring. They take their time with you and explain things thoroughly. Dr. Peng has made me feel very comfortable with my treamtment & I am very happy I choose her to be my Doctor."

Dana Shelso

The Recovery Process

After your surgery at our Minneapolis-area practice, our plastic surgeon will give you care instructions. Follow these instructions to ensure a safe and quick recovery:

Manage Pain

Slight pain and discomfort are expected following a breast lift. Either prescription or over-the-counter medication can help you manage your pain. 

Manage Inflammation

Swelling is expected following a breast lift. Our plastic surgeon will give you compression garments to wear during the first few weeks after surgery to minimize inflammation. 

Avoid Strain

You should rest and perform only non-strenuous physical activity immediately following your plastic surgery. Avoid bending over and lifting anything that would strain your chest. You should wait at least six weeks before doing any strenuous exercise. However, taking short periodic walks in the days following surgery is recommended as a way to lower the risks of complications during this time.

See Results

Patients will start to see their results at around six weeks when the swelling and bruising start to subside. Full results can start to be seen around three months. It could take up to a year for swelling to completely subside.

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Combining a Breast Lift With Other Breast Procedures

Dr. Peng offers breast lift, breast reduction, and breast implant procedures. While all of these procedures can provide refinements in your bustline, they are designed to meet different goals.

A breast lift only addresses sagging, while a breast reduction primarily involves removing tissue from breasts that are overly large. Breast implants enhance the size, shape, and projection of the breasts. Depending on what you want to achieve, these procedures can be performed alone or in a custom combination.

During your consultation with Dr. Peng, we want you to be very specific about the outcome you desire. Dr. Peng can note your goals in order to determine which type of procedure — or combination of procedures — is right for you. We serve patients throughout Greater Minneapolis and Minnetonka, MN.

Consider a Mommy Makeover

Depending on your goals, Dr. Peng may be able to combine your breast lift with other procedures in a comprehensive mommy makeover. This procedure simultaneously overhauls the appearance of the breasts and midsection after pregnancy or weight loss.

Dr. Peng can perform procedures like a tummy tuck to remove excess skin and stubborn fat from the midsection for a smoother physique. Liposuction can also be used to target areas with excess fat that have not responded to diet and exercise.

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"Choosing the right plastic surgeon to perform your mastopexy isn't an easy choice. Fortunately, board certification is a prestigious distinction that can narrow your search for a plastic surgeon who can deliver the results you want."
SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

SP Plastic Surgery, LLC

Dr. Stephanie Peng is a board-certified plastic surgeon who closely partners with every patient to achieve their aesthetic goals. She is affiliated with various national organizations, including: 

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Dr. Peng provides patients with life-changing surgical care and transformative results. To request a consultation with our doctors, contact our Minnetonka office online or call us at (763) 999-4170.

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