literally lifts the breast, resulting in a more attractive contour. Breast droopiness, or ptosis
, can be caused by three factors: a stretched skin envelope; shrunken glands caused by pregnancy or breastfeeding; and too-low nipples.
If you like your size when wearing a bra, but you note that your breasts sag or droop out of the bra, then a lift is a good option. If you feel too small in your bra, then augmentation is a better option. Some patients need both, but this is best determined during a consultation.
Yes, augmentation combined with mastopexy is frequently performed in our practice. Again, it should only be performed by experienced plastic surgeons.
It may take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours.
For several months following surgery, incisions can turn red and raised. Typically, these scars fade nicely over time. The final result depends on your individual capacity for healing.
By definition, a breast lift includes a scar around the areola, so an areola reduction is part of the lift. You can discuss your goals for size with your surgeon.
Mastopexy helps lift breasts to the desired location. However, it does not prevent breasts from sagging again in the future due to natural events in a woman’s life such as childbirth and pregnancy.
Although mastopexy lasts a long time, women undergoing this procedure may still feel the need for a “touch up” procedure to lift their breasts up again or improve their look. This touch-up procedure, however, is not similar to full-fledged mastopexy.
The nipple and areola are left alone and moved by relocating the entire gland.
Yes. Our overall goal is to improve the appearance of your breasts in the context of your body as a whole. Toward that end, we might discuss supplementary breast enlargement or reduction at your consultation.
The total recovery time may vary from one person to the other. However, you will be able to return home the same day and perform light activities. Most patients return to work within 4-5 days. No heavy lifting, exercise, or sexual activity is permitted for 2 weeks.
Mastopexy has no impact on a woman’s ability to breastfeed. This cosmetic surgery for breast lifting can be conducted in either of the cases – before pregnancy or after pregnancy. Nursing mothers are able to breastfeed their babies normally after undergoing this safe and effective procedure to lift breasts.
Breast lift surgery does carry risks, just like any other surgery, but they have been done countless times with great success, so it’s nothing to be worried about. Possible risks that your doctor must warn you about include scarring, bleeding, changes in sensation, pain, and blood clots.
Breast reduction and lift may take a litter longer than breast lift with augmentation. Typically, this surgery may last for 3 to 4 hours.