Breast Lift Surgery
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Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery is arguably one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures to obtain consistently superb and complication-free results, especially when a breast augmentation is added to the equation. First-rate results demand a tremendous amount of skill and must be performed with extreme precision in order to create not only a pleasing post-op appearance but also breasts that will maintain their perky, youthful lift for 10 to 15 plus years.
The primary goals of most breast lift patients are:
- Minimize drooping & sagging (ptosis).
- Maximize fullness, perkiness, and youthfulness.
- Create natural, teardrop shaped breasts that enhance one’s figure, both in & out of clothing.
Not sure what surgery you need? Check out our blog post: Do I Really Need A Breast Lift.
Is Breast Lift Surgery the Right Procedure for You?
Improving your body contour with a breast lift procedure can renew your confidence and restore femininity. A mastopexy (breast lift) may be right for you if you wish to:
- Uplift breasts that have lost volume or fullness due to aging or pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Improve appearance after significant weight loss.
- Reposition breasts affected by moderate to severe ptosis (sagging).
- “Perk-up” their position and increase volume by combining a lift with breast augmentation (utilizing either a silicone or saline implant).
- Combine with a tummy tuck or liposuction for a total body makeover (often called a ‘mommy makeover‘).
- If the size and excess tissue are issues, a small breast reduction may also be performed during breast lift surgery.
- Women with tuberous, constricted breasts may benefit from a combination of breast tissue release, mastopexy, and augmentation.
Planning Your Breast Lift Procedure
During your breast surgery consultation at DeLuca Plastic Surgery, the surgeons will thoroughly discuss your goals and desires with you. After a detailed history and a thorough discussion of the factors that concern you most, an examination will be done, making careful measurements of your breasts in order to assess the degree of ptosis (droop/sagging), skin laxity and elasticity, and nipple-areola position relative to your inframammary fold.
There are often a number of potential solutions, and the breast surgery procedure that suits you best will be recommended by Dr. Tauber or Dr. Yan based on your specific needs and goals. Some women desire a repositioning and lift only, whereas others want a restoration of volume that may have been lost following pregnancy or fluctuations in weight. A breast lift can be performed with or without breast augmentation (using either silicone or saline breast implants). The incisions required for a breast lift will vary based on the amount of lifting and nipple repositioning required, the elasticity of your skin, and the volume/size of the implants used.
If more than one approach is possible, Dr. Tauber and Dr. Yan will help you to carefully weigh each of your options.
The Importance of 24/7 Postoperative Care
Breast Lift patients have 24/7 access to Dr. Tauber and Dr. Yan by phone and email, and individually tailored recovery program, and a post-op appointment policy that encourages patients to follow up with DeLuca Plastic Surgery at regularly scheduled intervals.
Because there are no drains or stitches to remove after a breast lift surgery, there aren’t any specific times at which something must be done. That said, Dr. Tauber and Dr. Yan do want to see all patients after one or two days and again after seven to ten days after their operation to confirm that everything looks exactly as it should. Patients can then schedule check-up appointments at one month, three months, six months, one year, and two years after surgery. Between appointments, our surgeons are available 24/7 to address any and all questions or concerns that may come up by email, phone, or in-person appointment.
Get more details on the management of swelling and scars in blog post: Post-Operative Care After Plastic Surgery.
Before and After Photos
You will see various photos of breast lift procedures. Feel free to browse through the images so that you may have a photographic idea of what to expect from your breast lift surgery.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift (mastopexy) is powerful procedure that can lift the nipple, reduce excess skin, and reshape the breasts to sit higher on the chest in a more youthful position.
Check out the full Breast Lift Gallery.