Whether it’s due to aging, breastfeeding, genes or weight loss, sagging breasts can have a dramatic effect on how others view you and how you view yourself. A mastopexy, commonly called a breast lift, can quickly turn your sagging breast line into a younger-looking, perkier looking one. A breast lift procedure can be combined with breast implants to give an ever fuller look. Each of these procedures is part of The Plastic Surgery Center’s mommy makeover program.
If you already have breast implants and want to revert to your natural look, you can have your breast implants removed and get a breast lift to complete your new body. Dr. Scott has the expertise to perform breast lift surgery that can not only meet your aesthetic enhancement goals, but also provide 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
When you come in for your breast reduction surgery you may think you’re getting the same procedure as everyone else, but what most people don’t know is that there are three kinds of mastopexy procedures:
- Circumareolar Mastopexy: This is the only kind of breast lift that requires a breast implant as well. During this procedure, we will lift and enhance your breasts around the implant.
- Vertical Mastopexy: The vertical mastopexy incisions are located around the areola and extend from the areola to the lower breast fold. This procedure may include implants as well.
- “Anchor” Incision Mastopexy: Uses the same incision as the vertical mastopexy, as well as an additional incision located along the lower breast fold.
Deciding which procedure is right for you depends on your body type and how your sagging breasts are affecting you. In all three procedures, excess skin is removed, the nipples are elevated and the remaining skin is tightened. During your initial consultation, our expert medical staff will go over all your breast lift surgery options and pick the right one for you. We will also discuss the addition of breast implants to your procedure.
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 to and from your appointment.
In the following weeks after your procedure, you will experience some tenderness, swelling and pain in your breasts. These effects last only a couple weeks and can be mitigated with the use of OTC medication. Although surgical procedures typically result in scarring, Dr. Scott is highly adept at minimizing the visibility of any residual scarring. Scars from breast lifts usually fade significantly after several months. Patients can resume their normal activities after about a week, although it’s recommended that they refrain from strenuous activities until their breasts fully heal.
CONTACT THE PLASTIC SURGERY CENTER
Breast lift surgery is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, with results that work. If you are considering a mastopexy to address your sagging breasts, contact The Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation today!