Can I have scar revision with a breast lift? (Photos)

I had a botched bra lift surgery and now are left with two nasty scars I want to do a breast lift and was wondering if I could get the scar revision and breast lift at the same time

Doctor Answers 9


I appreciate your question.

I perform a liposuction breast lift that removes tissue from the areas you don't want such as near the armpit and the lower portion hanging near your stomach. Once I use this to shape the breast I then remove the skin to tighten the breast and create a better shape with nice cleavage. Since I perform this less invasively the recovery time is faster. The size would depend on the proportion with your body versus going for a cup size.

It takes 6 weeks to heal and I wait 12 months before any scar revision.

other surgeries can be combined

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.  Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery.


Best of luck!


Dr. Schwartz

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon



Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 93 reviews

Can I have scar revision with a breast lift?

Thank you for your question.  Yes, you can have a scar revision along with a breast lift.  I would recommend meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon for an in person evaluation.  Best of luck to you!

Chad Robbins, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 50 reviews

Can I have scar revision with a breast lift?

I'm sorry to see what widened scars you do have. Any breast lift would want to incorporate scar revision and I think this is highly possible. Just be careful about putting in implants that might make you too tight in combination with a breast lift and scar revision.

Marshall T. Partington, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 80 reviews

Scar revision and breast lift

Thank you for asking about your breast lift and scar revision.

  • Since your scars darkened, any surgery including any revision needs 6 weeks of skin pre-treatment with 4% hydroquinone to reduce the darkening.
  • It appears you had what is called a J lift - usually done on people who have lost massive amounts of weight.
  • If you did not, a scar revision can be done but the final result may not be any better - because the skin may not be loose enough to form a better scar.
  • Please have a plastic surgeon examine all your existing scars and your breasts to advise you as to what kind of breast scars to expect and if a breast lift is needed.
  • Certainly with a tendency to form wide, dark scars, you want to be sure to minimize the risk of such scars on your breasts to the extent possible.

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 43 reviews

Scar revision with breast lift

You certainly can have a scar revision along with your breast lift based on the scars you showed in the photos.  I would meet with your plastic surgeon to make sure the existing scars are compatible with a breast lift.

Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 56 reviews

Scar revision and breast lift

Was this the only surgery you have had? How are your other scars? I would be careful about having a breast lift surgery if all of your scars have this appearance. You most likely do not want prominent scars on your breasts. Otherwise, I do not know why it would be is issue to perform a scar revision and breast lift together. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon who is comfortable with taking on your previous surgical result.

Stephanie Beidler Teotia, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

Bra Lift Surgery??

Dear Sparkling26, I'm not sure what a "bra lift surgery" is, but I would probably stage this as a scar revision surgery and then address the "lifting procedure" at a later time. Without full frontal photos it is impossible to determine if you even need a lift. I would suggest seeing several board certified plastic surgeons and get their opinions. Good luck. Dr. Gervais.

Douglas L. Gervais, MD
Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 176 reviews

Breast lift with scar revision

I actually think you may want to separate those two surgeries.  The reason being is that this "botched" bra lift surgery may just be the way you body heals.   The incision patterns lie in awkward spot an don't really represent a surgery that I do or have heard of so I would recommend looking at this as a scar revision.  For this size of a scar, I would recommend a staged scar revision.  First do the scar areas that are really wide and let them heal.  Then do another area of the scar and let that heal.  If your scars are better then consider breast lift surgery.  Best Wishes!!

Stefan Mark Szczerba, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

Bra lift surgery?

Thank you for your question.  I'm not sure what a "bra lift surgery" is.  I've also never seen scars in that position except for massive weight loss patients with significant skin excess as part of an upper body lift.  You do not appear to be such a patient.  I suggest you consult with one or more board certified plastic surgeons to discuss your options for scar revision and breast lift.  It will be challenging to revise your scars given their extreme width...but not impossible.

Nicholas Tarola, MD
Nashville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 62 reviews

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