Many women consider a breast lift procedure to restore a more youthful form and shape. It’s no secret that gravity, not to mention pregnancy and weight fluctuations, can take a toll on a woman’s breast appearance. Thankfully, breast lift surgery can step in to reverse a sagging look. Breast lifts elevate the breasts while creating a more flattering breast
For women who are experiencing sagging in the breast area, a breast lift can lift and restore perkiness to the chest. At J. Anthony Stephens Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, our breast lift procedures can help renew confidence and improve aesthetic balance of the top half of your body.
What is Breast Lift Surgery?
Also known as a mastopexy, breast lift surgery is typically performed to lift and shape breasts that have begun to sag as a result of:
- The natural loss of elasticity that comes with age
- Weight loss
This procedure can also reduce large areolas, the dark areas surrounding the nipples. While breast lifts can be performed on their own, they are also often done in conjunction with breast augmentation to add volume as well as shape.
Typically, an anchor-shaped incision is made from the location of the new nipple down to the crease beneath the breast, although in some cases this incision pattern may be modified with fewer scars on the breast. Excess skin is removed, and the areola and nipple are placed higher on the breast for an elevated appearance.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
During your consultation with Dr. Stephens, several factors such as your overall health, medical history, cosmetic goals and expectations will be discussed in order to determine if breast lift surgery is right for you.
As pregnancy and nursing can stretch the skin, women who are planning on having children are often advised to postpone this surgery. Although breasts of any size can be lifted, smaller breasts that are experiencing sagging tend to be the most ideal for a breast lift.
What is Recovery Like?
After surgery, it is common for the breasts to be swollen, bruised and sore for a short while. Bandages, gauze and a surgical bra may be issued to protect the new breast contours and cushion the chest as it heals.
Doctor Stephens will advise you on how much time you should take off from work in order for the breasts to have adequate healing time. You will also be given post-surgical instructions to reduce the risk of infection at your incision sites.
Contact Dr. J. Anthony Stephens today to schedule a consultation and find out if you are a good candidate for a breast lift.