Compassionate Care & Beautiful Results
Gravity and fluctuation in breast size can lead to some pretty unacceptable changes in your breasts. Having children and variations in weight will lead many patients to inquire about Breast Lift surgery. Some patients have a slight droop to their breasts while others will have a much more detrimental change. These variations in presentation makes breast lift surgery one of the most variable procedures that we do. For the woman whose breasts are too large or sagging, we perform a breast lift/reduction, which involves removing excess skin (and, if necessary, tissue) and repositioning the breast. Women who want larger, firmer, or more symmetrical breasts can get saline implants with or without a breast lift.
Who is a Candidate?
- If you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging.
- If the sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone.
- If your nipple-areolar complex (pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged.
- An elevated, more youthful breast contour.
- Nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size and at the correct height
- The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia.
- The design of the incisions can vary but usually include incisions around the nipple areolar complex and in the crease under the breast.
- 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 insertion of an implant as well, may or may not be advisable.
Recuperation and Healing
- The patient goes home in a bra with only light dressings over the incision lines.
- The bra is worn as a "dressing" for 2-3 weeks.
- Sutures are usually completely removed within 2-3 weeks.
- Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
- Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.
- This is general information to prepare patients for surgery and not a reference for our post-operative patients.
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.