Since your teenage years or recently due to age, sagging breasts may cause you to feel insecure about your figure. A breast lift at Winter Park Plastic Surgery corrects drooping breasts for a perkier, aesthetically pleasing look.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure to reshape and perk up the breasts to a more aesthetically pleasing position. Breast lifts often elevate and reshape sagging breasts caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging. A small but growing number of patients also receive breast lifts to correct drooping breasts that they’ve had since their teenage years.
How is a Breast Lift Performed?
The appropriate technique for breast lifts varies depending on a person’s breast size and shape, the degree of breast sagging, the size and position of the areolas, the skin’s quality and elasticity, and the amount of excess skin. During your consultation, Dr. Scott Greenberg will discuss your options and help plan the best course of action.
The typical process for a breast lift is:
Step 1 – Anesthesia
At Winter Park Plastic Surgery and Laser Center, Dr. Greenberg uses general anesthesia. You will be asleep during the entire procedure and may be drowsy when you first wake.
Step 2 – Incision
After the general anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Scott Greenberg cuts predetermined incisions to prepare for reshaping the breast. There are three types of incisions typically made:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- Around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease
The type of incision is determined by the amount of sagging, your breast’s shape, and the amount of excess skin.
Step 3 – Reshaping of the Breast
After making the incisions, Dr. Greenberg will lift and reshape the breast tissue to improve contour and firmness and reposition the nipple and areola’s new positions to enhance the breast’s new shape for a more natural, younger look.
Dr. Greenberg may remove some excess skin in enlarged areolas for a more pleasing appearance. He also removes any other excess skin to compensate for the loss of elasticity.
Step 4 – Closing Incisions
After all the repositioning is complete, Dr. Greenberg closes the incisions with sutures. In most cases, the incisions fade within a few months. The sutures provide support for your newly shaped breasts as you recover.
The breast lift procedure may take between two and three hours. Most people are pleased by the results of their breast lift as results are immediately apparent.
What is Breast Lift Recovery Like?
Recovery from a breast lift may take four to six weeks, but most can return to their jobs around one week after the surgery. There will be some swelling and bruising as your breasts heal. You may wear a special breast support bra designed to assist recovery, and Dr. Greenberg will give instructions on aftercare and the recovery process.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about what you can expect from a breast lift? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137