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breast lift

Breast Lift

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate and reshape
sagging breasts, restoring their youthful, uplifted appearance. It’s a powerful way to
reclaim your confidence and feel more comfortable in your skin.

During a breast lift, excess skin is removed, and the remaining breast tissue is reshaped
and repositioned to create a more natural, lifted look. The nipples are also repositioned
to a more youthful and perky height. Typically performed under general anesthesia, the
recovery time is usually around one week.

It’s important to note that while a breast lift can enhance the appearance of your breasts,
it doesn’t significantly change their size. If you’re looking for a larger bust size, a breast
augmentation may be recommended in conjunction with a breast lift.

Our team of experienced and compassionate surgeons are committed to helping you
achieve your aesthetic goals. We understand that every woman’s body is unique, and
we’ll work with you to create a personalized treatment plan that aligns with your specific
needs and desires.

Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?

Ideal candidates for a breast lift are women who are in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery. Here are some factors that may make you a good candidate for a breast lift:

  • Sagging Breasts: If aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight fluctuations have caused your breasts to sag, a breast lift can restore them to a more youthful and lifted position.
  • Stable Weight: It’s crucial that candidates for a breast lift maintain a stable weight, as weight fluctuations can affect the results of the procedure.
  • Good Overall Health: As a major surgical procedure that requires general anesthesia, it’s important that candidates are in good overall health.
  • Non-smokers: Smoking can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery, so it’s important that candidates are non-smokers or are willing to quit smoking for a period of time before and after the procedure.
  • Realistic Expectations: While a breast lift can enhance the appearance of the breasts, it won’t significantly change their size.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is this procedure performed?

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that aims to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful and firm breast contour. The procedure typically involves the following steps:

  • Anesthesia: The patient is given general anesthesia or intravenous sedation to ensure comfort during the procedure.
  • Incisions: The surgeon makes incisions on the breasts in areas where they can be easily hidden, such as around the areola or underneath the breast.
  • Tissue reshaping: The surgeon removes excess breast tissue, lifts, and reshapes the remaining breast tissue, and repositions the nipple and areola to a more youthful position.
  • Skin removal: The surgeon removes excess skin from the breast and tightens the remaining skin to create a more lifted appearance.
  • Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures or skin adhesives, and a bandage or surgical bra is applied to support the breasts during the healing process.

The length and location of the incisions will depend on the extent of the sagging, the amount of excess skin and tissue to be removed, and the desired outcome. In some cases, the surgeon may also recommend combining a breast lift with breast augmentation or reduction to achieve the best possible result.

What can I expect during the procedure?

Healing after a breast lift procedure varies from patient to patient and can depend on factors such as the extent of the surgery, the individual’s overall health, and how well they follow their surgeon’s post-operative care instructions. Here is a general timeline of what to expect during the healing process after a breast lift:

  • Immediately after surgery: You will likely experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the treated area. Your surgeon will provide you with pain medication and may recommend wearing a compression garment to help reduce swelling.
  • 1-2 weeks post-surgery: You will have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to check your progress and remove any stitches. You may still experience some discomfort and swelling during this time.
  • 2-6 weeks post-surgery: You should begin to see some improvement in the appearance of your breasts as the swelling subsides.