A breast lift, medically referred to as mastopexy, can be an ideal procedure for women who are looking to restore youthful vibrancy and firmness to the breasts. Genetics, recent pregnancy, weight loss, and the natural effects of aging can all contribute to the development of excess, inelastic breast skin. This can ultimately lead to a sagging or drooping appearance, and have an effect on one’s self-esteem and appearance. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Stafford Broumand and Dr. Daniel Maman, can perform breast lift surgery to eliminate the excess skin and give the breasts a smoother, “perkier” appearance.
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Benefits of a Breast Lift
In addition to lifting the breasts to restore a more youthful, “perkier” aesthetic, mastopexy can be customized to address a number of other concerns that may further enhance the appearance of the breasts. Depending on your unique needs and goals, breast lift surgery can generally help:
- Elevate the breasts to correct drooping/sagging
- Tighten/eliminate excess breast skin
- Reshape breast tissue for an improved contour
- Raise the nipple-areolar complex to a more natural position
- Reduce the size of the areola
Furthermore, if you are interested in increasing the size of your breasts in addition to having them lifted, our doctors can often perform a breast augmentation in conjunction with mastopexy. By combining these two procedures, patients may be able to achieve a fuller shape, improved cleavage, and a more rejuvenated overall appearance.
Elevation and Restoration with Breast Lift
Dr. Broumand discusses the technique and treatment options available with breast lift procedures, as well as what to expect after surgery.
The Breast Lift Procedure
At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, Dr. Broumand and Dr. Maman typically employ a “lollipop” incision that encircles the areola and extends down the underside of the breast to the inframammary fold. Excess skin will be removed, and breast tissues will be internally lifted and positioned higher on the chest. Once the desired shape and elevation is achieved, remaining skin will be reattached under the curve of the breast. On average, the entire procedure takes approximately one to two hours to complete, though this time may be a bit longer for patients who are receiving implants in conjunction with their breast lift.
Breast Lift Recovery and Results
The breasts will feel somewhat sore for a few days after breast lift surgery; however, any discomfort can often be managed with medication. A supportive bra will need to be worn for a brief period of time following the procedure to help facilitate healing. We advise you to avoid any strenuous activities or heavy lifting for at least four weeks after surgery. Most patients are able to resume normal daily routines within one week.
Any potential postoperative scarring can often be concealed by various articles of clothing, including most bra and swimsuit varieties. As swelling in the breasts continues to subside, your mastopexy results will become more and more apparent. For the vast majority of patients, the final outcomes from mastopexy are truly rewarding.
I am beyond happy to share my excellent experience of Dr. Broumand and his wonderful staff. As a physician myself I have so much respect in the expertise of Dr. Broumand. At just one month post liposuction of the abdomen, back and butt, with an amazing breast lift. I am so thrilled with my results. I cannot begin to say how great and amazing I feel . My breasts look perfect! I am back to looking like I did 20 years ago. Fabulous! Definite testament to his skill and years of experience. I am so much lighter, my clothes fit perfect again. On the 3 week follow up I could even see a six-pack on my abs. The entire procedure was so smooth and easy. The anesthesia was a breeze. No nausea at all, or any side effects. The biggest welcomed surprise was how little pain I had. I hardly used the pain meds and I was back to work in full swing within a week. The timing was perfect and my recovery couldn’t be better. Without question, absolutely the best decision I have made for myself. For anyone considering any procedure at all Dr. Broumand is the best, most skilled surgeon and lucky to have such a fantastic, caring team. I love my results. Would recommend to anyone.
Contact 740 Park Plastic Surgery
For more information on breast lift surgery, or if you would like to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Maman or Dr. Broumand, please contact us today.