Breast Lift

Many women seeking a breast lift wish to restore their once-firm bust line.

Many factors can cause a woman’s breasts to sag. Many of the breast lift patients we treat have been through pregnancy and nursing, serious weight fluctuations, or simply the natural process of aging, all of which cause breasts to lose elasticity and firmness. A breast lift can reverse this effect, restoring a fuller, firmer bust line as well as a woman’s confidence in her appearance. Our top breast lift surgeons use modern, limited scar techniques to give women a pleasing and comfortable appearance with few reminders that they have had surgery.

Types of Incisions

Circular Areolar Incision

Circular Areolar Incision
Keyhole Incision

Keyhole Incision
Anchor Incision

Anchor Incision

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is a breast lift performed?
    A breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

    When one of our surgeons performs a breast lift, he makes an incision around the areola and down the underside of the breast. He then removes excess fat, tissue, and skin, tightens the remaining tissue and repositions the nipples higher on the breast. Sometimes, a breast lift is combined with a breast augmentation to obtain the best and most desired results.

    Depending on your particular condition our surgeons may be able to offer you breast lift surgery using "limited scar" techniques. This entails using special methods to reduce the chances of unsightly scars or keloids in individuals that may be prone to these types of results. Our rates of surgical success at The Plastic Surgery Center far exceed that of national standards, and are attributable to the experience and skill of our superbly trained plastic surgeons.

    Breast lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with other breast procedures, such as Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction.
  • What can I expect following breast surgery?
    Following surgery, a dressing is placed over the incisions and the breasts are wrapped in a supportive elastic bandage or special surgical bra. There may be a small drainage tube placed in each breast for several days to drain blood and fluid. Our surgeons typically use buried, dissolvable stitches that will not require removal. This technique also results in better scars and reduces discomfort at follow-up visits.

    Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.

    Following two to three weeks (varying on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.
A breast lift, or mastopexy surgery, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.

When one of our surgeons performs a breast lift, he makes an incision around the areola and down the underside of the breast. He then removes excess fat, tissue, and skin, tightens the remaining tissue and repositions the nipples higher on the breast. Sometimes, a breast lift is combined with a breast augmentation to obtain the best and most desired results.

Depending on your particular condition our surgeons may be able to offer you breast lift surgery using "limited scar" techniques. This entails using special methods to reduce the chances of unsightly scars or keloids in individuals that may be prone to these types of results. Our rates of surgical success at The Plastic Surgery Center far exceed that of national standards, and are attributable to the experience and skill of our superbly trained plastic surgeons.

Breast lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with other breast procedures, such as Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction.
Following surgery, a dressing is placed over the incisions and the breasts are wrapped in a supportive elastic bandage or special surgical bra. There may be a small drainage tube placed in each breast for several days to drain blood and fluid. Our surgeons typically use buried, dissolvable stitches that will not require removal. This technique also results in better scars and reduces discomfort at follow-up visits.

Breast pain in the first several days after surgery may be relieved with medication. Swelling and bruising for several weeks after the surgery is normal, but wearing the surgical bra 24 hours a day will assist to reduce the swelling during the healing process.

Following two to three weeks (varying on the procedure and the individual patient), you can resume your normal activities. Strenuous exercise or heavy lifting, however, should be avoided for three to four weeks or more. In the meantime, seek out the optimal sports bra for your activity and breast size.

*Results may vary

Consultation

A complimentary cosmetic consultation for breast surgery will assist you in understanding your desired breast procedure, and assist your surgeon as well in assessing your overall health and eligibility for the surgery.

At The Plastic Surgery Center, our surgeons are experienced at performing breast procedures with the most minimal scarring and the most aesthetic results. Their combination of advanced skills for both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures makes their high level of experience truly unique. (For information on breast reconstruction, log onto www.advancedreconstruction.com)

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