1011 Johnston Willis Dr. Suite 110, Richmond, VA 23235804-294-1777

Breast Lift

Return a youthful shape to breasts that have lost volume and firmness

A woman’s breasts may lose their natural shape and firmness as a result of aging, heredity, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. Dr. Kitto performs breast lift procedures designed to counteract these effects, elevating and shaping the breasts to give them a more youthful appearance. Our procedure can be completed in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery.

Best candidates

Our breast lift procedure is ideal for women whose breasts have lost shape or volume. It is also important that breast lift candidates are physically healthy, maintain a stable weight, and do not smoke.

Loved my experience here! Dr. Kitto is great and took the time to answer all of the questions I had. Most doctors won’t spend an hour with you one on one but Dr. Kitto spent our entire one hour consultation in the room with me. I left feeling much more at ease about my surgery.

Heather L.

The procedure

There are several incision methods that can be used when performing a breast lift, and the technique we choose will depend on your breast size and shape, the degree of sagging, amount of excess skin, and the condition of your skin. Dr. Kitto will make the necessary incisions, will lift and reshape the breast tissue into its new contour. The procedure takes no longer than three hours to perform. Once the desired lift is achieved, incisions are closed with either stitches, tissue adhesive, or surgical tape. Scars will mature and fade over time.

Recovery process

After your breast lift surgery, you will be transported to a comfortable recovery room where you will slowly wake up from the anesthesia in the company of our caring staff. Post-surgical effects may include bruises, swelling, and discomfort. Any numbness in the breasts and nipples should lessen as the swelling subsides. Stitches are removed after two weeks, at which time you may return to work

Dr. Kitto is amazing! She is so personable but very professional at the same time! You know that she really cares about her patients and wants to do the Best thing that will help you achieve “the why” you are seeking her care. The office is beautiful and it reflects the quality of work that she does.
Her kind and gentle way that she uses when she treats you helps with any nervousness or anxiousness that you might have about the procedure she is doing. The results speak for themselves- I get compliments all the time of “have you gone on vacation?” or have you had a “nice relaxing time- you look so good”? or just “wow you look Great!”.

Erika M.

Contact our practice

If you would like more information about breast lift surgery with Dr. Kitto, or wish to schedule a consultation, call us today.

Call 804-294-1777

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is breast lift recovery time?

  • Recovery after a breast lift is usually quick. We recommend that patient take a week off of work. Most patients may take pain medications for a week after the surgery but they soon can transition to Tylenol alone. We recommend that patient do not do any strenuous exercise for the first two weeks after surgery. We recommend that patients avoid any heavy lifting for 4-6 weeks after surgery. This plan can also be modified once discussed with Dr. Kitto.

Q. Will I have stitches after a breast lift?

  • All stitches after a breast lift are internal and dissolvable. There are no stitches that Dr. Kitto will have to remove after a breast lift.

Q. Will I have scars on my breast after a breast lift?

  • Depending on which type of breast lift is performed some incisions may be placed on the breast. The incision around the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipples) heals imperceptibly. If there are scars on the breast itself they fade and become flat over time. At three weeks after surgery patients are encouraged to start applying a scar cream which helps improve the final appearance of the scars.

Q. Do I need breast lift or breast augmentation?

  • The two procedures address different concerns. If a patient does not like the size of their breasts and would like to have a bigger cleavage then breast augmentation is the ideal procedure. If a patient does not like the shape of their breasts or the low position of their nipples then breast lift is the ideal procedure for them. In many cases the two procedures can be done together to provide youthful shape to the breast and increase the breast size.


A highly skilled surgeon with an artist’s touch

"I strive to provide natural results to enhance my patients' unique beauty".

Dr. Kitto is a fully trained plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. She also performs procedures for men and offers a wide variety of non-surgical options. Procedures she commonly performs are facial rejuvenation, breast enhancement and body contouring. She empowers patients to make educated decisions about their procedures and helps them feel comfortable throughout their transformation.

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