Breast tuck,, also  known as a breast lift, is a procedure for the woman who is pleased with the volume of her breast tissue but is unhappy about the droop of her breast. Usually, she looks and feels well about her appearance in clothes, bra or bathing suit. Often the loss of breast tissue comes with child bearing, breast feeding and sometimes as an inherited familial characteristic. A breast lift is an outpatient procedure which can restore your breasts to a more youthful, perky appearance. Your consultation with Dr. Grenga will include a discussion of the alternatives available for restoring your breasts to the shape you desire. Breast tuck can be performed as an adjunct to breast enlargement when you seek both enhancement and a breast tuck.


Breast tuck is a procedure that is performed for women who possess some degree of breast droop and who do not wish to have the breasts enlarged. A tuck involves the removal of loose skin and an internal tightening/lifting of the breast tissue. Ideal candidates are those who have nearly symmetrical breast volumes, who possess breast droop (where the nipple lies at or below the level of the under breast fold), who do not smoke and who understand the necessity for a scar placed on the breast for the tuck.

The before and after breast lift photos shown are of a young woman whose figure was enhanced with a breast tuck. Before operation, shown on the right, even a bra could not completely “perk” up the breasts.


Breast tuck is also appropriate for women who want to have their silicone breast implants removed. (To learn more about breast implant explantation, click here.)In many instances, removal of silicone implants is accompanied by a drooping of the loose breast tissue and creation of slack skin.

This condition can be prevented with a breast tuck performed at the same time that the silicone implants are removed. In some cases, the same incisions can be used for both breast implant explantation and breast lift. The women whose photos are shown had a disfigurement of the breasts caused by silicone gel implants that had been placed in another city many years ago.

Dr. Grenga helped both of these individuals to reestablish more shapely, perkier, softer breasts with removal of the leaking silicone material and a simultaneous breasts tuck. Tuck incisions are placed in the least conspicuous locations for that individual’s circumstances.

For many women, the connective tissue support for the breast has loosened, perhaps after a pregnancy or breast feeding. Breast tuck returns the breast to a more perky position.

In most instances, there is sufficient tissue present in the breast but it lacks adequate support to provide a youthful appearance. Breast tuck helps to restore the more youthful looking breast. In some instances, a breast implant is used to increase volume at the same time that the breast is tucked upward. To learn more about breast augmentation with saline or silicone gel implants at the Chesapeake Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, click here.

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  • Dr. Grenga,

    When I first considered breast enlargement, I wasn't sure that it was the thing for me. I just wanted to restore the breasts that I had before bearing my two children.

    After the kids came, I gradually lost about two cup sizes. Thanks to you, I have been pleased to have my figure back. This has made me very glad that I made the decision to go ahead with the operation.

  • Dr. Grenga,

    I cannot say enough good things about my entire experience with Dr. Grenga and his staff. Dr. Grenga has made a difference in my looks ( 10 years+ younger ). His expertise as well as his bedside manner have made a positive difference in my life.


  • Dr. Grenga,

    I know that you get thank you’s everyday but I want to let you know how much I appreciate the extent that you went to yesterday to help me. I will always be thankful for your extreme kindness you are truly the most caring Doctor a girl could ask for.


  • Dr. Grenga,

    Thank you for the wonderful kindness and politeness you all show each and every time I have come to or called the office. You all ROCK !


  • Dr. Grenga,

    Your attention to detail and expertise exceeded all of our expectations. You have a true passion for your work and it shines with your wonderful bedside manner. Words cannot express how truly thankful we are for what you have done for us and our daughter.

    AL and SL

  • Dr. Grenga,

    They say pictures can say a thousand words but the first one that came to mind after looking at these before & after’s is wow. You have made such a difference in how I look and feel about myself. I look forward to a continued relationship with you and your staff at the Chesapeake Center for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. Many thanks!


  • Dr. Grenga,

    You performed a tummy tuck on me three months ago and the results are terrific! I personally want to thank him for the job well done. His staff and Dr. Grenga take the time with you and make your whole surgery experience wonderful. If I ever need anything else done to my body, Dr. Grenga will be doing it.


  • Dr. Grenga,

    I feel now that I wished that I had my breast reduction operation a long time ago. I cannot believe that I waited so long for this and suffered for so many years. I feel so much better and have enjoyed exercising again because my back and breasts no longer hurt. My clothes fit so much better as well. You were right-it has made a remarkable difference in my appearance but I want you to know that it has made a difference in my outlook as well. I feel years younger!


dr.Tad Grenga

Dr. Grenga has practiced in Hampton Roads since 1987. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has dedicated his practice to the specialty of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

As one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in Southeastern, Dr. Grenga offers his patients a
diverse selection of plastic surgery options for enhancing your figure and rejuvenating your appearance.

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