Breast Lifts: A Comprehensive Guide to Getting Started
- Posted on: Sep 15 2023
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts. This comprehensive guide will help you get started by providing the necessary information you need before making any decisions. If you’re considering a breast lift, consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon for personalized guidance.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
There are a few benefits of receiving a breast lift. Some of those benefits are:
- Restores a more youthful breast profile.
- Raises sagging breasts.
- Improves breast symmetry.
- Enhances self-confidence and body image.
Consultation with a Plastic Surgeon
Choosing a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon is crucial for achieving the best results. During your consultation, discuss your aesthetic goals, medical history, and any concerns you may have. Your surgeon will evaluate your breast size, shape, skin quality, and nipple position to determine if a breast lift is the right procedure for you. Once you determine you want to follow through with a breast lift, you’ll schedule a time when it’s best for you.
The Surgical Procedure
Breast lift surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. The specific technique used will depend on your individual needs and the surgeon’s recommendations. Common techniques include:
- Anchor Lift (inverted T-shaped incision)
- Lollipop Lift (vertical incision)
- Crescent Lift (Small crescent-shaped incision)
- Periareolar Lift (around the areola)
Expected Results and Healing
Final results may take several months to fully develop as swelling subsides and your breasts settle into their new shape. Scarring will fade over time but won’t disappear completely. Keep in mind that individual healing varies, and some asymmetry might persist.
Risks and Considerations
Like any surgical procedure, breast lifts carry potential risks and complications, including infection, scarring, changes in nipple sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results. It’s important to thoroughly discuss these aspects with your surgeon before proceeding.
Schedule a Consultation
If a breast lift sounds like something you want to learn more about and live in the NY area, contact H. Sasson MD Plastic Surgery at 516-487-5017 for a consultation. If you live in the Long Island area, fill out our contact form. During your consultation, we’ll talk about what you’re looking for and discuss any questions or concerns you might have.
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