Gravity, pregnancy, weight loss and breast feeding can drastically affect the shape and position of your breasts. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed to lift the breast to a higher position on the chest. Compare breast lift and breast augmentation to find your best option. Best candidates for this surgery are women with loose breast tissue that has fallen below the fold. If your nipple areola has fallen below the fold under your breast you most likely need a breast lift.
The amount of breast tissue you have and the extent of the sagging will determine which incisions are needed. In general, the more sagging, the further the nipple is below the fold and the more incisions are needed .Patients with relatively small breasts and minimal sagging require fewer incisions, limited to around the areola (Benelli, doughnut, or concentric mastopexy) or around the areola and down vertically. As the severity of the sagging increases more incisions are required including an incision underneath the breast in the fold.
Most patients that are seeking a breast lift want higher, perkier, fuller breasts. A breast lift will do a great job of lifting the fallen breast tissue back up above the fold. Breast lifts however, will not add fullness to the top of the breast, the area above the nipple areola. This lack of "superior fullness" is something that bothers women.
If your goal is to achieve a full breast then volume will need to be added with either an implant or fat grafting. The two surgeries can usually be done together. In some patients with extreme sagging it may take two surgeries to achieve your result.
On the other hand, if you are interested in smaller lifted breast or have very uneven breasts, a breast reduction can be added to a lift. The incisions for a breast lift and a reduction are very similar. Adding a reduction does not increase cost or recovery.
It can sometimes be difficult for patients to determine if they need a breast lift, what type of breast lift they need and what the results will be. An in person consultation with Dr. Bonness will help you understand your anatomy and help you decide which option is best for you.
The benefits of having breast lift surgery include physical and emotional factors, all improving your self-esteem and confidence. Make the best of your appearance and live life the way you want.
- Bring back your femininity: more curves, youthful look, etc.
- Improve the way you look and feel after pregnancy
- Reshape your body after significant weight-loss
- Gain back your self-esteem and confidence
Breast Lifts and Breast Reductions are well tolerated by patients. The recovery is much less than with other plastic surgery procedures that are performed because no work is done on the underlying muscle.
You will experience some pain (easily controlled with Tylenol and Ibuprofen), swelling, and bruising during your recovery. In addition, limited movement should be expected in order to allow the breasts to adjust to their new shape and size. Light normal activity can be resumed immediately. Exercise can be resumed by 3 weeks.
As with all surgeries that Dr Bonness performs, she wants you to achieve the best scar. To do this she uses very small sutures under the skin-sutures placed on the outside of the skin like staples will lead to a more visible railroad track like scar. Special tape is applied over the closed incision and will remain in place for 3 weeks to help soften the scar. After the tape is removed in the office your scar care (included in your package) will be started Your scars will be watched closely after surgery and additional treatments like laser therapy offered if needed.
Although rare, patients must be aware there are some risks when undergoing breast lift or breast reduction surgery. Asymmetry, loss of nipple sensation, infections, and thick scars may result from the procedures. However, following all instructions before and after your surgery can greatly reduce these risks and side effects.
For more information about breast lift procedures contact Dr. Bonness to schedule an initial consultation.
Bonness’ Cosmetic Surgery & Spa located conveniently in Brookfield (just West of Milwaukee) provides the best results in breast lift, augmentation, and reduction procedures. We want clients to look and feel better on the inside and out. Why not offer even better cosmetic financing services?
We’ve teamed up with GreenSky for financing your surgery. a personal line of credit for procedures and healthcare treatments. GreenSky works with all types of budgets and payment plans.
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