Whether it’s due to pregnancy, breast feeding, genetics or aging, breasts can lose skin elasticity and the areola may become enlarged resulting in a sagging appearance. A Mastopexy, commonly referred to as a breast lift, can reshape your breasts and provide a perkier and more youthful appearance. This is done by decreasing the size of the areola and removing and tightening the excess breast tissue.
Oftentimes individuals desire added volume or a more rounded appearance in the upper portion of the breast. This is accomplished by adding implants at the time of surgery. Dr. Scott has the surgical expertise and experience to perform breast lift surgery that not only meets your aesthetic enhancement goals, but also provides you with natural-looking results.
Combining Breast Lift and Implants – Dr. Scott discusses the benefits of placing implants during breast lift surgery.*
BREAST LIFT SURGERY
There are different options regarding breast lift surgery which are determined on an individual basis. The two most common types of breast lift procedures performed now are based upon those offering the safest as well as the best aesthetic results.
Vertical Mastopexy: The vertical mastopexy incisions are located around the areola and extend from a small area at the bottom of the areola to the lower breast fold.
“Anchor” Incision Mastopexy: Uses the same incision as the vertical mastopexy, as well as an additional incision located along the lower breast fold.
In both procedures, excess skin is removed, the nipples are elevated and the remaining skin is tightened. During your initial consultation, Dr. Scott will evaluate the best option for you according to your goals and your needs. If you decide to add implants to the procedure, he will review the different options available.
In this video, Dr. Scott discusses candidacy, techniques, and incisions for breast lift surgery.*
BREAST LIFT RECOVERY
Breast lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that is done under general anesthesia. This means that you don’t have to spend the night in a hospital, but you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure and to your appointment in our office the following day.
Immediately after your procedure, you may experience some tenderness, swelling, and pain in your breasts. This is easily relieved with pain medication initially followed by over the counter medications. Patients are able to resume their normal activities after about a week. However, it is recommended that patients refrain from strenuous activities until their breasts have fully healed.
Dr. Scott is highly adept at minimizing the visibility of any residual scarring. Scars from breast lifts usually fade significantly after several months. It is important to note that all people heal differently due to their genetic makeup.
CONTACT THE PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER
If you are considering a Mastopexy in order to regain a more youthful appearance to your breasts, , contact The Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation today!