Over time, a woman’s breasts can begin to lose shape and elasticity for a variety of reasons. At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, our breast lift procedure will add vitality and definition back to your bustline and create a figure that is both natural and symmetrical.
Contact us today at our Atlanta and Marietta locations to schedule a consultation and find out how a breast lift can benefit you.
What is a Breast Lift?
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity and natural aging can cause your breast tissue to thin and fat is lost. While these tissues that add volume to the breast are reduced, the skin does not. This often causes the areola and nipple to point downward, resulting in breasts that droop and appear deflated.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, tightens the breast skin and repositions breast tissue, restoring shape and improving nipple position. If desired, areola diameter can also be reduced. Receiving breast implants in conjunction with this procedure is also done, adding volume as well as tightness back to the breasts.
What is the Procedure Like?
There are several ways to perform a breast lift, depending on individual body type and specifications. Generally, the more extensive a breast lift surgery is, the more invasive it becomes. The least invasive procedure involves making incisions around the areola, where excess skin is removed and the nipple is re-positioned. A more extensive version of this procedure also creates a vertical incision downward from the nipple to enable further tissue re-positioning.
At Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we also offer a Scarless Breast Lift. Treatment options and which ones best fit your cosmetic goals will be discussed during your consultation.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
The size, shape of your breasts and areolas, and sagging of your breasts will be examined by the plastic surgeon during your visit. Your health history, expectations and treatment preferences will be discussed, and the best treatment for you will be chosen and planned.
What is Recovery Like?
Following breast lift surgery, a surgical bra will be provided for you to support your breasts as they heal. Pain medication will be prescribed to you to control any discomfort you may heal, and antibiotics may also be prescribed. Bruising, swelling and tenderness are common, temporary side effects, and sutures will fully dissolve within the first few weeks.
While most patients are able to return back to work within the first week, it is often advised to wear a sports bra and avoid strenuous activities for several weeks while the breasts fully heal and adjust to the new contours. The presence of scarring depends on the extent of the surgery, but treatments are available to minimize their appearance.
How Long Will My Results Last?
Breast lift surgery is designed to last over the long term, but it cannot prevent the natural effects of gravity and the aging process.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out what a breast lift can do for you.
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