BREAST LIFT Surgery
As the skin loses its elasticity over the years, the breasts lose their volume and start to sag. A breast lift can give breasts a more youthful appearance by rejuvenating the breast profile and help achieve a perkier, more youthful breast contour to address various concerns.
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, raises the breasts and nipple position by removing excess skin by tightening the surrounding tissue. Also, stretched, large areolas can be reduced during a breast lift by creating a natural looking and overall better proportioned breast.
Many times, the procedure is performed as a bilateral procedure, but it can also be performed on one breast to achieve symmetry with the other breast following a reconstructive procedure.
Often for smaller breast lift procedures, incisions can be made around the areola with no other scars visible. A modified lift serves as an option if the breast is fairly small and there is not extreme sagging. For complete breast lifts in patients who have significant loss of volume and “droopiness”, incisions generally need to be made in the standard “anchor” shape.
It’s important to note the Breast Lift procedure generally reduces the size of the areola. During a Breast Lift, some patients may choose to have implants inserted to help give the breasts a fuller look. The size of the breasts does not change after a Breast Lift if implants are not inserted; however, the surgery will leave the breasts with a lifted and youthful appearance.
Q: Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift Procedure?
A: Ideal candidates for a Breast Lift procedure are women with small, sagging breasts who want to restore the contour of their breast and remove sagging skin.
Q: What are the incisions used for breast lift surgery?
A: Because everyone’s body ages differently, our One Health Surgeons will discuss the best incision location for the Breast Lift Surgery during your consultation. The goal is to ensure the best results possible, leaving scars in the most inconspicuous location.
Q: What kind of pain should I expect following the procedure?
A: While everyone’s pain tolerance is different, most patients describe the pain during the recovery process as a mild to moderate discomfort. Many patients tell us they feel better than expected following their breast lift surgery and are able to return to work and social activities around one to two weeks. Your surgeon will advise you on your specific recovery expectations.
Q: What can I expect my recovery to be like following my Breast Lift Procedure?
A: Following the procedure, most patients are discharged with light dressings and a comfortable, form-fitting bra. A soft bra (without underwires) is generally encouraged for 4 to 6 weeks. Slight to moderate bruising and swelling are very common and to be expected for several weeks.
Q: What can I do to minimize my risk of bruising?
A: Your Surgeon will discuss and provide a list of post-operative best practices to minimize risk of bruising following your procedure.