Who is breast lift best for?
Patients who are happy with the size and volume of their breasts, but not as happy with the drooping appearance and position of their breasts.
What is a breast lift?
A cosmetic procedure performed in the operating room to lift up the breast for a more feminine and youthful appearance. This procedure does not increase the size of the breast.
What is the breast lift procedure like?
This procedure is done under general anesthesia and usually takes about 2 hours. This is a 1-day surgery. You do not stay in the hospital overnight.
What are the risks of a breast lift?
Risks of this procedure include but are not limited to:
- Anesthesia risks
- Bleeding, Infection
- Fluid collection (Seroma)
- Changes in nipple or breast sensation
- Need for revision surgeries
- Poor scarring
What would my breast lift scars look like?
Incisions made during breast lifts are made to be as inconspicuous as possible. There are various techniques for this surgery, depending on the degrees of lifting power you are looking for.
The most limited kind of breast lift is an incision around the areola with the removal of some of the loose skin. The second type of breast incision called the “lollipop incision” involves a vertical limb under the areola that stops at the under the breast crease.
The most extensive breast lift is the mastopexy procedure (“the anchor incision”) which involves an under the breast scar together with the lollipop.
Most breast implants are placed under the pectoralis major muscle, although some patients choose to have the implant placed over the muscle.
What is recovery like?
After the surgery you will leave the hospital with a breast binder supporting your breasts. During the first few days following the procedure, you may feel pain and discomfort. This initial discomfort is controlled with oral pain medication.
When can I go back to work and start exercising again?
Light activity can be resumed after the first week. Aerobic exercises and upper body weight lifting can be resumed in about 6 weeks. You may return to work in about 1-4 weeks, depending on the type of job you have.
How long will my results last?
This is different for everyone. The keys to maintaining your breast lift are eating healthy, exercising when it is safe to do so, and staying hydrated. Overtime and due to aging, the breasts will begin to sag again. At this time, a second procedure can be discussed.
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