About Breast Lift Surgery
Cosmetic breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise sagging breasts to their more youthful and appropriate anatomical position on the chest wall. Additionally, a breast lift performed by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Frank L. Stile will enhance the aesthetic shape of the breasts while also raising the position of the nipples and reduce the areola’s (the darker pigmented skin around the nipple) size when necessary.
Factors such as pregnancy, nursing, change in weight (gain or loss), aging, and gravity can produce changes in the appearance of a woman’s breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and begin to sag. If, in addition to sagging, the breasts are small or have lost volume after pregnancy, breast implants can be inserted in conjunction with a breast lift. This can increase both the firmness and size of the breast.
There are a variety of different surgical techniques used for the reshaping and lifting of the female breasts. The procedure that will work best for you will be decided following your consultation with Dr. Stile at Stile Aesthetics in Las Vegas, NV. During this time, a careful physical exam of your breasts will also be performed to measure the precise degree of sagging.
During the initial consultation and after a thorough exam, we will help determine if a breast lift is the right surgery for you. Ideal candidates for this operation are woman who:
- Have realistic ideas about what breast lift surgery can do
- Have breasts that sag or need a better shape
- Have breasts that hang, are stretched out, or are asymmetrical
- Have nipples that point downward or rest underneath the breasts
- Have lost skin elasticity with weight loss, pregnancy, or age
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What to Expect
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgery. There will be many factors to discuss prior to the surgery, including where the incision will be placed. There are three commonly practiced incision points made in lift surgery:
- Incision made along each areola
- Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breasts
- Incision made along each areola, plus a vertical incision down to the crease under the breast, and another horizontal line following the direction of the breast fold
The incision is usually chosen based on how invasive the lift needs to be. This procedure will produce surgery scars, however, the plastic surgeon will do everything possible to make the scars less visible or easily concealed. We will also provide information on how to best care for your surgical wounds that may show more attractive results.
With breast lift surgery, the patient may see immediate results in the shape of her breasts, but the final result may be visible after the swelling from surgery subsides. The recovery will vary since many patients will have a breast lift in combination with another plastic surgery procedure, such as a breast augmentation, breast reduction, or tummy tuck. Patients will be urged to do light activities, such as slowly moving around the room, or spend a few minutes standing within the first 48-hours to stimulate blood circulation. There should be no heavy lifting or strenuous activity involving the chest whatsoever. Patients can restart their normal activities within 2 – 3 weeks, but exercise should not be attempted for 6 – 8 weeks. There is a myth that women who have breast lift surgery never have to wear a bra again. This is not true as you will want to wear a bra to keep the breasts in the right position. The breast skin will continue to age regardless of this surgical intervention, but it should never be as severe as it was before breast lift surgery.
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Get Back Your Perky Breasts!
You can have the healthy and youthful breasts you once had with breast lift surgery. We invite you to have a complimentary consultation with our plastic surgeon today and discuss if this surgery is right for you. Whether it is suggested to have just a breast lift or more, we can help you look and feel younger and fantastic.