Who is a candidate for the Breast Lift procedure?
Women who have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, weight loss, genetics or aging and desire larger breasts.
Are implants sometimes used with a Breast Lift procedure?
Yes we use both saline and silicone implants when it is necessary to provide more breast volume.
The design of the incisions can vary, but usually include incisions around the nipple-areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. Other incision techniques may include a vertical lift “lollipop” or a full lift “anchor type.” The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position.
The patient will go home in a bra with only light dressings over the incision lines and will wear it for about 4 weeks. Sutures are removed within 10-14 days and initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. A patient can start light activity in 7-10 days.
All surgery involves risk and potential complications. A thorough discussion of the risks and potential benefits of any procedure is an essential part of the preoperative consultative process.