Breast Lift

Baltimore, Maryland Breast Lift Surgery

At the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Summers offers breast lift surgery for patients in Annapolis and Baltimore, MD to improve both their figure and self-confidence. Patients from throughout Maryland (including Townson, Lutherville, Columbia, Owing Mills, Howard County, and Ellicott City breast lift patients) turn to Dr. Summers for all of their cosmetic surgery needs.

Dr. Summers was highly recommended to me from two friends who had been his patients in the past. I was not disappointed. He made me feel comfortable from the moment I met him. His calm demeanor and knowledge set my mind at ease that he would give me the best results possible. Many women get plastic surgery for various reasons and when I explained my reasons to him, he was non-judgemental and caring. He was very helpful in educating me on the silicone implants that I chose and I trusted that he was going to be the best doctor to do my breast augmentation. My overall experience of plastic surgery was excellent. I have more self-confidence and a better body image thanks to him!

– M. Debault Verified TrueReview®

What a joy it has been to have become a patient of yours. I came to you in mid 2013 after having initial consultations with two other plastic surgeons.  Having very specific and complicated surgeries in mind with limited time and finances, I was fairly sure that I would once again be disappointed. However, it was during that first meeting that I decided you would be my doctor.I have very much appreciated the extra time and effort that you spend talking with me, learning about my life, planning my procedures, listening to my concerns, both physical and financial, and then miraculously making my dreams come true!It is rare to find a person these days, especially in the field of medicine, who, as I put it, ‘doesn’t have his hand on the door knob’ the whole time that you are in his office. Furthermore, to find someone as dedicated to his or her craft and committed to the well being, safety and happiness of another person is incredible.
Dani H.
I am 30 years old and had a breast augmentation with Dr. Summers at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center. The pre-operative details, surgical procedure and post-operative care are excellent. I couldn’t have asked for better treatment from even the President’s staff! My experience is one that I’ll remember, never regret and wish I had done it sooner.

– Derma P. Verified TrueReview®

Derma P.
I am 5’6″ tall with long blond, curly hair. I work for a real estate company in Maryland as a Lease Administrator. Prior to that, I worked for a Minnesota Senator on Capitol Hill. Even though I work out at the gym frequently, I had a few problem areas, which would not go away. Thanks to Dr. Summers’ cosmetic surgery team at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, I’ve had liposuction on my outer thighs, hips and stomach. Now my saddlebags are gone and I was able to buy a pair of hip hugger jeans! I’ll be 45 next month and will almost wear a size 6. I’m planning to return to have my inner thighs done very soon.

– Lynn F. Verified TrueReview®

Lynn F.
Dear Dr. Summers, I can’t thank you enough for what you have given me…You have given me much more than a facelift. You have given me a spirit lift, a lift for my soul and heart. Is it possible to operate on one’s soul? I feel that you have. You put in much more than sutures… you have added a lightness, a joi de vivre, and, perhaps more importantly, a thrill of adventure and self-appreciation that years of psychiatric help would fail to accomplish – and all of this flows to my family and friends and those around me. Critics of plastic surgery fail to take this into consideration. My facelift has given me the freedom to concentrate on others without fear or self-consciousness of my looks (or lack of). As humans, sometimes it’s hard to look past outer beauty to see the beauty inside of all of us… Thank you for one less worry!

– Fran F. Verified TrueReview®

Fran F.
I had been interested in getting a breast augmentation for over 15 years but was worried about having elective surgery as well as the safety of implants. After I discovered a co-worker had implants and told me about Dr. Summers I took it as a sign. Dr. Summers and his staff were very patient and informative with all the questions and concerns I had. Never once did I feel they dismissed my concerns nor made me feel I was wasting their time with my nervousness. I determined that if I was going to undergo surgery that I would attempt laser liposuction on some stubborn areas on my abs, hips, and thighs. Dr. Summers was very professional and competent but what stood out for me was that he talked to me about diet and lifestyle changes that would be necessary to get the complete results I wanted. I was extremely pleased with the results of my augmentation and feel like the lipo gave me the kick start I needed to get me on the path to making those lifestyle changes. I can easily say I’m now in the best shape of my life! Thank you Dr. Summers!

– Jillian S. Verified TrueReview®

Jillian S.
I was a size six and wanted to be at least a size four. After my laser liposuction procedure I am down to a size two! I am very happy with the results!

– Amanda J. Verified TrueReview®

Amanda J.

Breast reconstruction is unlike any other kind of surgery. It not only restores a woman’s body but much more importantly, it heals and renews her feminine spirit. Because of your knowledge and skillful hands. The many women fortunate enough to have you as their surgeon will be forever grateful. Please consider this a letter a thank you from all of us. Take care and may god bless you always.

I am a 35 year old mother of two children. Currently, I am working for a life insurance company via telecommunication. I would like to thank Dr. Adam Summers for having the opportunity to have this procedure. My breast augmentation and breast lift procedure turned out absolutely beautiful. I cannot describe how much better I feel about myself and the self-esteem I have gotten since my surgery. The results are simply amazing.

– Christina S. Verified TrueReview®

Christina S.
Dr. Summers and the MD Plastic Surgery staff were incredible. Dr. Summers made me feel very comfortable about my procedure, as I was very nervous about having it done. The staff was warm and welcoming, caring, and I could tell they were genuinely interested in my well-being, satisfaction with the results, and recovery. As for the procedure, Dr. Summers did an excellent job, my recovery and results, quite amazing! I recovered fast and now it’s been 7 months and I am SUPER happy with my neck! This procedure has allowed me to feel so much better about myself and given me a new sense of confidence. Thank you MD Plastic Surgery!

– G.D. Verified TrueReview®


Breast Lift: Introduction

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, the skin loses elasticity causing the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. Breast sagging (also known as “ptosis”) worsens when the breasts are stretched due to weight gain or pregnancy (note: many women experience significant changes with a second pregnancy, especially if the baby is breastfed). Dr. Summers has helped many breast lift patients restore their figures with the mastopexy procedure. In select cases, a Baltimore or Annapolis breast lift patient may also benefit from breast implants. Please visit our breast augmentation page to learn how Dr. Summers’ Baltimore breast augmentation patients have improved their bust size.

Breast Lift Goals

  • Elevate the breasts due to sagging caused by aging & gravity.
  • Firm the breasts if they have lost substance after pregnancy.
  • Re-align the nipples if they point down or to the side.
  • Restore the natural suppleness after weight loss.


When performed at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, a breast lift procedure typically takes between one and three hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Dr. Summers uses a variety of techniques and incisional approaches (e.g. peri-areolar Benelli “doughnut”, verticle, transverse, inverted-T) based on the patient’s anatomy. The goal is to keep the scars as small as possible, but the procedure always involves an incision completely around the areola. In some cases, excess fat can be removed with liposuction. In other cases, additional incisions may be required to removed excess tissue – a common technique involves an anchor-like incision along the underside of the breast. The incision goes around the area where the skin will be removed, defining where the nipple will be relocated. In each case, after excess skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved into a higher position. The skin surrounding the areola is tightened around the breast resulting in an enhanced shape.

Patients with relatively small breasts and minimal ptosis are most likely to only require the incision around the areola. This is known as the Benelli “doughnut” mastopexy (also known as peri-areolar, circumareolar, and concentric mastopexy) in which circular incisions are made around the areola and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed. For women with minimal breast tissue, addition of a small implant under the pectoralis muscle will provide additional fullness to the breast. Either saline or silicone implants may be used.

Note: Despite the incision all the way around the areola, Dr. Summers has found that the majority of his patients actually report an improvement in nipple sensation after the mastopexy procedure.


Breast Lift Recovery

Most patients are able to resume normal, light activity the day after surgery. Patients should wear their bra 24-hours daily for the first week (the bra is removed only for showers) and avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting. In addition to the regular bra, patients who have a concurrent breast implant may be provided with a “bra strap” to help stabilize the implants and reduce swelling around the top portion of the breast.

Because the breast must accomodate to its new shape and position, patients typically require 6-12 months before their final breast shape is obtained. Minor “touch-up” procedures to optimize the appearance of scars are occassionally performed under a local anesthesia during this time.

Following the initial recovery period, patients sometimes report minor pain associated with activities – this is typically resolved with ibuprofen and rarely persists longer than one month after the surgery. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the pre-operative and post-operative directions we provide during the consultation.


Breast Lift: Costs

The charge for a breast lift procedure at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center ranges from $3,000 – $8,000. Most patients spend about $6,000 for a routine mastopexy procedure. The variability in price reflects the many different breast lift techniques which Dr. Summers utilizes – the specific technique which will be used for your breast lift will be discussed at the time of your evaluation.

The fees include all of the following: facility fee at the Maryland Plastic Surgery Center, anesthesia with a board certified anesthesiologist, surgeon’s fee, and all office visits.

The only other expenses you will incur are pharmacy related for prescription medications (antibiotics and pain medication) and laboratory related for routine blood tests prior to your breast lift surgery. Patients who are over 40 years of age or who have pre-existing medical conditions will also need to have a medical clearance, which includes an EKG and additional blood tests.

In addition to offering breast lift procedures, Dr. Summers offers other breast procedures at his practice. Please visit these pages to learn about how Dr. Summers helps Baltimore breast reduction, breast augmentation and male breast reduction patients.

Breast surgery patients may also benefit from other body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty or liposuction. Many Baltimore abdominoplasty and Baltimore liposuction patients have enjoyed slimmer, shapelier figures as a result of Dr. Summers’ extensive surgical experience and artistic eye.


Q: How do I know if I should have a breast lift?
Q: Can I have other procedures at the same time as a breast lift?
Q: Does it matter how old I am?
Q: What happens during my consultations?
Q: How long will it take to recover from surgery?
Q: Will my insurance cover the surgery?
Q: What kind of anesthesia will be used?
Q: Will my nipples be removed during the breast lift procedure?
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Q: Will I loose sensation in my nipples after a breast lift procedure?
Q: What other procedures does Dr. Summers perform?