About Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic treatment that recountours the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue to create a firmer, younger appearance. This life-changing surgery is reserved for women who have lost breast shape and volume and who have breast sag due to aging, significant weight loss, or nursing. Huge advancements in breast lift surgery have made this procedure so successful that new stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show an approximate 70% increase in demand since 2000. Dr. S. Darrell Lee, a plastic surgeon in Port St. Lucie, FL, offers this surgery at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center. By utilizing the most state-of-the-art methods, Dr. Lee can decide on the correct technique according to the level of sag present as well as the desired outcome.
Some women visit Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center believing they are candidates for breast implants; however, after a physical exam, you may realize that a breast lift could be a better option. This is dependent on the level of sag that is present. Women whose breasts point downward usually need a lift to correct skin irregularities and lift the breasts to a higher position. If your nipples point downward and your breasts appear stretched, a breast lift can improve their appearance. Patients considering a breast lift should be physically healthy and at a healthy weight. While breast implants may be wanted, in the majority of cases a lift is all that is needed to add the fullness and shape that is desired.
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Breast lift surgery takes approximately 2 – 4 hours and is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. The duration for this procedure depends on the complexity of breast ptsosis. The method used for cosmetic breast lift surgery generally falls under two categories — these are based on the location and type of the incision. The anchor technique (inverted-T) and the vertical incisions are the most commonly used types. After making the incision, any loose skin is removed along with breast tissue and fat that is not needed. The remaining skin is then pulled tight and the breasts are lifted so they look healthy. In many cases, the size and shape of the areola is decreased to match the new breast. At this time, an implant can be inserted within the breast if this was agreed upon with Dr. Lee prior to surgery. If a breast lift is the only surgery being performed and if breast size is a concern, silicone or saline implants can be done at a later date.
What To Expect
The recovery for a breast lift surgery is more lengthy than a breast augmentation. After surgery, you will be fitted with a support bra to assist with swelling. A small tube will also be placed near the incision site to assist with excess draining that can sometimes occur after surgery. The post-surgical swelling will diminish within several days. Dr. Lee or a member of his team will provide detailed, at-home incision care instructions to help your healing process. Results following a surgical breast lift begin to take shape after several months as your newly shaped breasts take their new position on your chest wall. The breasts will look and feel natural, and you will feel healthy and beautiful.
Plan Your Procedure
Mastopexy has changed the lives of so many Port St. Lucie, FL patients. If you have sagging breasts that get in the way of everyday activities or prohibit you from buying certain clothing, a breast lift at Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center may be the right surgery for you. During your first consultation, a thorough examination will be given by Dr. Lee and your aesthetic concerns will be discussed. We will establish a tailored treatment plan to help transform your breasts. Please contact Lee Plastic Surgery and Laser Center and learn more about how to begin your cosmetic surgery journey.