Breast procedures are some of the most popular plastic surgeries from year to year because many women have in mind the breast profile they would like to achieve. That’s why we seek to provide the best in breast augmentation techniques with a compassionate and understanding approach that aims to help you achieve the confidence in your body that you deserve.
A breast lift, sometimes called mastopexy, is an effective way to rejuvenate aged and drooping breasts. It’s performed by lifting and repositioning the breasts into a more upright, youthful position, which can include restructuring the nipple and areolae. It can sometimes include the use of implants for additional rejuvenation but is a common procedure included in mommy makeovers because of the effect that nursing can have on the breasts. It can also be an important step in breast reduction techniques if excess skin is a concern.
A breast lift procedure can be a great option for any woman looking for effective breast rejuvenation. However, if you’re considering a surgical procedure, you should be in good health and have no medical conditions that might affect your safety and risk. Patients that benefit most from a breast lift are those that have breasts that are flat, elongated, or point downwards below the breast fold. If you’re looking for increased volume along with reshaping and rejuvenation, you should consider your implant options. One important factor in your breast lift candidacy is whether you have future plans for children, as pregnancy and nursing can reverse your results.
While planning your breast lift, there are a few incision options to consider that depend on your anatomy and breast lift goals.
This incision, like the same type used for breast augmentation, encircles the areolae and can easily conceal scarring within the pigmentation. This option can be best for patients for whom areolar reduction and nipple repositioning are the main concern.
This type of incision follows the periareolar incision but includes an additional incision from the bottom of the areolae to the breast fold. This can offer more extensive skin and breast tissue reduction and reshaping, as well as nipple and areolar repositioning.
This incision follows the keyhole incision but makes additional incisions that follow along the breast fold. This allows for the most extensive reshaping and lifting of the whole breast and accompanies the most extensive nipple and areolar rejuvenation.
During your consultation, our experts can professionally recommend the best incision option for you and your anatomy, as well as any implants that will suit your procedure best.
Your breast lift procedure can be performed at our private, accredited surgical facility. Once you’re comfortable and prepared, general anesthesia is administered, and a predetermined incision is performed. The breast tissue is then reshaped and the whole breast is lifted into a more upright position. The areolae and nipples are also repositioned according to the new breast profile. Any excess skin is trimmed away, and the incisions are closed with sutures. Then, you’ll be fitted with a special surgical bra. Overall, this process can take around three hours, depending on how extensive your unique procedure is.
Most patients feel comfortable returning to work or school around two weeks after surgery. You can expect swelling and discomfort during your recovery, so it’s important to wear your surgical bra according to your after-care instructions because it can help support your new breasts and help the skin adhere to the new contours. You can manage any pain and discomfort with prescribed medications, but you should avoid strenuous activity or exercise during the first few weeks. We can recommend the best scar management systems for your anatomy and results for use during your recovery. A breast lift can be a great, long-term option for overall breast rejuvenation, but it can’t stop the process of aging or change that occurs with pregnancy and nursing. The best way to maintain your results is through a healthy lifestyle, and our experts can recommend additional touchup procedures if needed.
The best way to determine how a breast lift can benefit you is through a consultation at our St. Joseph office. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.