A Breast Lift, or Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift sinking breast tissue to a higher, more attractive position on the chest. A Breast Lift can reduce the amount of lax breast tissue and restore lost breast upper pole fullness. Sometimes a Breast Lift will be combined with other procedures, such as a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Reduction. When performed together, these can be a powerful procedure to further enhance a woman’s figure and natural proportions.
What can cause the breasts to droop? As women get older, the effects of pregnancy, weight gain and loss, gravity, menopause, and even sun-damaged skin can work to pull the chest downward; especially in those breasts that are naturally large and heavy. Once the shape, position, skin quality, and breast size have been altered, the only real solution lies in a tailoring procedure like the Breast Lift.
Today’s Breast Lift techniques can improve the shape of the breasts, orientation of the breast, reduce the areola size, and improve nipple position; all with minimal scarring. No bra can provide the same improvement in the shape and contour of a woman’s chest like a surgical intervention. A Breast Lift can increase a woman’s self-confidence and self-image, allowing her once again to feel comfortable in tight clothing and swimwear.
The Breast Lift Procedure:
Together with his patient, Doctor Basile will determine a surgical technique which will accomplish the changes the patient is looking for. This customized approach maximizes results, and minimizes scarring and downtime. The technique, the scars, the shape, size, position and characteristics of the chest we can expect are reviewed at the time of the consultation and carried out in the operating room. The procedure is done in an outpatient surgery-center.
Recovery at home is supported by appropriate though minimal medications.
The Breast Lift Recovery:
After a Breast Lift, patients should expect recovery to take about seven to ten days. A soft support bra will be worn for several weeks after surgery. Most patients feel well enough to resume work in a week, although more strenuous activities and exercise should be postponed for four to six weeks.
Contact Basile Plastic Surgery to set up a one-on-one consultation appointment. Doctor Basile will discuss your specific situation and answer all your questions about the procedure. We look forward to meeting you.