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, gravity, and hereditary. A breast lift is done to raise the breasts to a more youthful position by removing excess skin and tightening tissues.
Who is a Candidate?
Women who have sagging, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, or drooping nipples can restore the youthful shape and positioning of their breasts with a breast lift. It can be done with or without a breast implant depending on your goals. A consultation with Dr. Fichadia can help to determine if this procedure is right for you.
There are three main incision patterns that are used during the breast lift procedure. These include:
- Donut Incision – Is created around the nipple areola.
- Lollipop Incision – Is created around the nipple areola and vertically down to the breast crease.
- Anchor Incision – Is created around the nipple areola, 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-areola 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.
If you are interested in learning more about breast lift surgery, contact our office today to start your breast surgery journey.