Breast Lift

Breast Lift

A woman’s breasts can change with time due to the effects of gravity and the loss of skin elasticity. Having children, weight fluctuations, and the effects of aging, can cause the breasts to lose their youthful shape and firm quality. By removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues, a breast lift procedure (or mastopexy) can restore a youthful, rounded shape and contour. If needed, a breast lift can also reduce the size of enlarged areolas. If more volume is desired, another option to consider is breast implants. This procedure can be done before or after a breast lift, but generally not at the same time.

Overview

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tissue to create a more youthful breast contour. The areola is moved to a higher position to provide a natural look. A breast lift is performed under general anesthesia.

A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

You should be able to return to work with lifting precautions in 5-7 days and return to normal activities in 6 weeks. Dissolvable sutures are typically used and may need to be trimmed at 3 weeks. Excessive swelling, bruising, and tenderness decreases or disappears in the first month after surgery with mild swelling continuing up to 6 months. Your scars will continue to fade up to 2 years.

-You will be given a compression garment to wear for 6 weeks after surgery.
-Sleeping elevated is recommended for the first 5 days to decrease swelling.
-Underwire bras need to be avoided for 6 weeks, also avoid shopping for new bras until this time.

*Disclaimer: The results described and displayed here and elsewhere on this site, are the individual experiences and personal opinions of those who have received those services. All results may vary and may not be permanent. The Aesthetic Center does not make guarantees of results.