Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Experts in Plastic Surgery

Over the course of the past couple of decades, breast lifts have become an increasingly popular procedure for people looking to have a more uplifted appearance. This procedure is done routinely at our practice, and we are experts at providing the best care possible for our patients. If you are experiencing discomfort over the appearance of your breasts, this procedure might be right for you.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is used to create a more uplifted appearance of the breasts by tightening tissue and taking away skin to reshape the area. This procedure is growing in popularity, and it can improve emotional well-being. It doesn’t change the size of the breasts in a significant way, but it does give a more lifted, youthful look. People experience change in breast appearance and elasticity due to several reasons, including changes in weight, pregnancy, genetics, and aging. If you’ve been feeling uncomfortable because of lost breast elasticity, consult with us to talk about this procedure and decide if it’s right for you and your journey.

Who Is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Ideal candidates for this procedure are relatively healthy and have maintained a generally consistent weight leading up to the procedure. Certain medical conditions might prevent patients from being candidates, which will be discussed during your consultation. Smoking can also increase the risk of surgical complications. Common candidates have sagging of the breasts, elongated breasts, asymmetry, or areolas that are enlarged. Ideal patients also have clear expectations that will be discussed with our team.

What to Expect During a Breast Lift Procedure

Before the procedure is done, you might be asked to briefly stop certain medications. Examinations and blood work might be required, as well. You’ll need to arrange travel plans to and from the procedure, and someone should stay with you during the first night after you get home.

After receiving anesthesia, the type of incisions you’ll receive will depend on your body and your goals. Typically, incisions are made only around the areola or may extend downward and/or outward along the crease of the breast. We will lift the tissue in the breast and reposition the areola and the nipple. Extra skin of the breast might be removed, as well, because of elasticity that has been lost over time. When the incisions are sutured shut, the skin will be pulled tight, creating a smooth and lifted appearance. Depending on the procedure, visible scars can be expected, but they typically fade over time.

Breast Lift Aftercare

After the procedure, you’ll be monitored for a period of time before you can return home. You’ll be wearing bandages and a supportive garment or bra to make sure that you’re supported and protected, and drainage tubes might be in place to prevent fluid buildup. Pain typically diminishes within several days, and normal levels of activity can usually be picked back up after a few weeks. You might be prescribed antibiotics or pain medication. Our team will tell you exactly how to take care of yourself at home to promote smooth healing.

Schedule a Consultation

At our practice, we value collaboration and trust. We understand that surgery can be daunting. We want to assure you that, with us, you’re in the hands of a highly-trained team whose goal is to restore your confidence. To learn more about breast lifts, schedule a consultation with us.

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