A breast lift is one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries to enhance the appearance of female breasts and make them appear more youthful. The goal of breast lift surgery is to make the sagging or drooping breasts firmer and reposition the breasts and nipples higher on the chest wall. Breast lift can be performed as an outpatient procedure, unless it is combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation or a mommy makeover. Adult women may opt for breast lift at any age as long as they are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift procedure may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s condition and the extent of surgery involved. The procedure begins with the surgeon marking the precise position where the breast will be repositioned and the nipple will move. Once this is done, the patient will be placed under anesthesia. The surgeon will make an incision on or close to the breast. The location of the incision will depend on the breast size, shape, and the point of repositioning.
Through the incision, the surgeon will remove excess skin and lift the breast tissue up to its new targeted position. Nipple and areola will also be repositioned appropriately. Thereafter, the surgeon will close the incision with stitches and bandage the breasts. Tiny drains may be inserted in the breasts for a period of one or two days. The entire procedure is usually completed within two to three hours, and the patient can return home the same day.
Breast Lift Recovery
Recovery is usually smooth and complications are relatively rare following a breast lift. The risks of infection, bleeding and scarring, which are associated with any surgery, can be reduced by following the surgeon’s instructions properly. Smoking and medications should be avoided, and pain relievers or antibiotics may be taken as prescribed. Strenuous exercises and heavy lift will have to be avoided for at least a month.
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Dr. Prince believes in a surgical philosophy of individualized assessment of form and function to ensure optimal results. During your initial consultation, Dr. Prince will discuss all of your cosmetic body surgery options, and will work in partnership with you to formulate a customized treatment plan tailored to fulfill your unique aesthetic goals. If you would like more information about cosmetic body surgery, please contact Dr. Prince today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to setting up your initial consultation with Dr. Prince.