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Breast Lift

Breast Lift


breast lift, also called mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess breast skin to reshaping of the breast tissue improve the breast shape.

Breast lifts are becoming increasingly popular. Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time and this can be addressed at the time of a breast lift. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure by restoring a youtful breast profile that may have been lost due to pregnancy, weight fluctuations and/or aging

DERDERIAN’S GOALS FOR BREAST LIFT SURGERY:

Restore a natural youthful breast shape while minimizing scarring.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR BREAST LIFT SURGERY?

The best candidates are healthy and non-smokers. Common reasons why women seek a breast lift include:

  • Your bothered that your breasts sag or have lost shape and volume
  • The nipples rest below the level of the breast crease
  • The nipples and areolas point downward
  • You have excess skin and enlarged areolas

What happens at Consultation?

It is important to have specific goals for your consultation and surgery. It is important to share all of your concerns with Dr. Derderian. He will perform a detailed history and examination and will develop a plan tailored to your breast and body characteristics and your goals.

How is the Surgery Peformed?

The pattern of incisions and resulting scars depends on the amount of breast skin you have and the volume and quality of the underlying breast tissue. The most common incision patterns include an incision around the areola alone, the areola and a vertical scar to the breast fold and an incision around the areola with a vertical incision to the breast fold with a t-pattern extending into the breast fold (anchor shaped incision). The goal is to place the nipple and areola complex in a more youthful position and reduce the size of the areola if enlarged. The breast tissue is reshaped to provide a more youthful appearance. Sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape may be used to close the skin. A surgical bra is worn after surgery for support.

What is the Recovery Period?

Patients will use prescribed pain medicine for 2-4 days. Normal showering resumes after 48 hours. You will wear the surgical bra for 10-14 days. A sports bra is usually worn from 2-4 weeks after surgery until the incisions are healed enough to comfortably wear an underwire bra. Patients return to work after 7-10 days. Exercise is resumed gradually at 3 weeks.

WHEN IS THE FINAL RESULT APPRECIABLE?

The new breast shape is immediately appreciated. There will be swelling in the initial postoperative period the majority of which resolved by 4-6 weeks. The remaining swelling resolves over the next 6-12 months. It is expected that your breast shape and position will continue to change with aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy and due to gravity. For these reasons it is best to wait to perform breast after child bearing is completed and after any attempts at significant weight loss are made.

The Cost of Breast Lift Surgery Include:

  • Anesthesia fees – cover the anesthesiologist, their staff and medications
  • Hospital or surgical facility costs – covers the operating room, staff and equipment
  • Surgeon’s fee

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