WHAT IS A BREAST LIFT?
There are many factors that can cause a woman’s breasts to sag, including pregnancy, and breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, aging, and even genetics. A breast lift is done to raise the breasts to a more youthful position and aesthetically pleasing breast shape by removing excess skin and tightening internal tissues.
WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR BREAST LIFT IN PORTLAND?
Women who have sagging, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, or downward-pointing nipples can restore the youthful shape and positioning of their breasts with a breast lift. Breast lifts can be done with or without a simultaneous breast augmentation procedure depending on your goals. A consultation with Dr. Fichadia can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.
THE BREAST LIFT PROCEDURE
There are three main incision patterns that are used during breast lift procedures. These include:
- Donut Incision – created around just the areola.
- Lollipop Incision – created around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease.
- Anchor Incision – created around the nipple-areola complex, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally across the breast crease.
The incision pattern that is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy, amount of breast sag, and desired results.
After the incision pattern is created, underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped and the nipple is repositioned. Excess breast tissue is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened.
RESULTS AND RECOVERY
Following breast lift surgery, compression garments will need to be worn to help reduce swelling. Excessive physical activity should be avoided for at least two weeks, and some patients are able to return to work within 7-10 days, depending on the job. Any discomfort that occurs can be controlled with pain medication.
Breast Lift Surgery in Portland, Oregon
Getting a breast lift or breast implants can be an empowering way to enhance your breast size while remaining incredibly natural-looking for your ideal body contour, especially after life events or aging leave you feeling unlike your former self. If you are interested in learning more about breast lift surgery, contact our office today to start your breast enhancement journey.