Breast Lift

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Breast Lift Overview

Breast lift surgery, medically called mastopexy, can lift and add firmness to drooping breasts, and when performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation or breast reduction can also enhance the overall shape of your breasts. Age, child bearing and weight loss can contribute to the loss of breast volume and loss of skin elasticity causing the breasts to significantly sag. Sagging breasts can make you feel older, less vital and less attractive.

If you’ve spent years looking for bras that will give you the lift you desire, or if you’ve just started to look for clothes that give your breasts definition, then mastopexy can offer a more permanent and satisfying solution. Just imagine being able to wear a strapless dress without a bra and without being self-conscious. Mastopexy is designed to lift your breasts, creating a firmer, more youthful, looking figure. Choosing to enhance your figure can help you improve your self-esteem and can help boost your enthusiasm for work, home and family life.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators people at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in breast lift procedures, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Breast Lift Surgery

Having realistic expectations about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having a breast lift surgery will lift your breasts. Having a more youthful figure may boost your self-confidence, but it won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

There are many different techniques for performing mastopexy. Your procedure will depend on the amount of skin removal necessary to achieve your desired results. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire, and who listens closely to your desired goals. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the surgeon explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of mastopexy surgery:

  • Make sure you understand where the surgeon will make incisions and how the scars will look.
  • Ask about nipple placement.
  • Ask if you should consider breast augmentation or a breast reduction at the time of your breast lift.

If you’re consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Breast Lift Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about the surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result

Breast Lift Surgery Recovery

You will feel tired and sore for the first 48 to 72 hours. You will be given pain medication, and you will need some rest. There can be swelling and bruising that will subside over the next few weeks.

If you have children, they may need to be cared for by your spouse or another guardian for the first few days. You will need to avoid reaching or lifting of any kind for at least a week and for as long as two weeks. Anything that stretches or pulls on your sutures will affect the final appearance of your scars.

You will need to wear a surgical bra for a few weeks to keep your breasts lifted and firmly in place. Wearing the surgical bra will also reduce the amount of pulling and stretching along the incision site which will help reduce the size of your scars.

If you work and your job is not strenuous (no reaching or heavy lifting), you should be able to return to work after one week. If your job requires physical activity, you should wait two weeks before resuming a full work load.

Breast Lift Surgery Risks

Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications, infection, and adverse reaction to the anesthesia.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks from mastopexy:

  • Loss of nipple sensitivity – this is more common with the anchor shaped incision or if the nipple is completely removed.
  • If you are planning on breast feeding after your breast lift, will there be any complications?
  • What is the risk of asymmetry of the breasts or nipples?
  • Is there a risk of the nipple or areola losing their blood supply resulting in death of the tissues?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with mastopexy nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Breast Lift Surgery

You will notice an improvement in lift and firmness immediately following your procedure, even if there is swelling. Breast lift surgery tends to be permanent though factors of weight and age can contribute to the breast continuing to sag. Taking good care of yourself and staying healthy will help preserve your results.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon, therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Breast Lift Surgeons in your area, who specialize in breast lift surgery or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.