The process of aging, breast feeding and gravity will eventually affect the entire body, especially the breasts. Many women will notice that the perky breasts they once had, have descended over time. The breasts begin to droop downward with ptosis (sagging) and lack support. The more the breasts sag, the more the breasts start to lose their shape and their appeal. Women who desire a more youthful bustline may be interested in breast lift surgery, or mastopexy. Breast lift surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri in Miami, entails lifting and tightening the breast tissue along with relocating the nipple-areolar complexes.
The effects of time and our environment will cause the breasts to lose elasticity, which eventually leads to breast sagging. No amount of diet and exercise can rejuvenate the breasts and lift them into a more youthful position. Breast lift surgery is the only option for correcting breast sagging and restoring a youthful breast shape.
Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman’s body, especially the breasts. Breastfeeding and pregnancy can transform the breasts in a negative way. The breasts begin to sag and lose volume, and many mothers find that they are unsatisfied with the overall look of their breasts. Many choose to undergo breast lift surgery along with a combination of body contouring procedures to regain their pre-pregnancy physique.
Although losing weight is a great accomplishment, some massive weight-loss patients are left with excess and loose skin on various areas of the body, including the breasts. Many of these patients are only able to achieve their body contouring goals through surgery. Breast lift surgery can help a patient regain breast shape by removing excess breast tissue and lifting the breasts into a more youthful position.
Most women consider youthful breasts an ideal trait. When the breasts start sagging due to the effects of aging, pregnancy, or weight loss, a woman may feel aged and less feminine. Once a breast lift surgery is performed, woman can feel happy about their newly rejuvenated and perky breasts.
Many women who are experiencing breast sagging notice that more revealing or tighter fashions can fit them awkwardly. With more lifted and fuller breasts after breast lift surgery, women can fit into clothing better. They can proudly wear clothing such as tank tops, form-fitting t-shirts, and bathing suit tops that they had typically steered away from before.
The breasts are important to a woman and can affect the entire silhouette. Breast lift surgery offers subtle changes that can make a noticeable difference. Not only will women notice the transformation in the appearance of their breasts, but they will likely see an overall improvement in their physique due to a more balanced and attractive breast contour.
Breast lift surgery is designed to improve the aesthetics of the breasts, which can improve a woman’s entire self-image. Once the breasts are restored into a more youthful position, patients can feel confident about their bodies either unveiled or underneath clothing.
Patients can return home the same day following their breast lift surgery. A surgical bra should be worn for the first few days. After, it is suggested that patients wear a sports bra for 6 to 8 weeks. Patients will return the next day for their post-operative appointment. Patients should get plenty of rest and avoid work and certain activities, such as driving, for at least one week. For at least four weeks, strenuous activity should be avoided, and exercise should be avoided for six weeks. Incisions will be covered with Steri-Strips™ or small tapes that will come off by themselves in 10 to 14 days.
Breast lift surgery will entail some scarring; however, scars will gradually fade as the incisions heal and become less noticeable over time. Dr. Perez-Gurri and Dr. Garcia try to make every incision as inconspicuous as possible.
The cost of breast lift surgery will depend on the technique employed, the surgeon’s experience, and the geographic location. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the average surgeon’s fee for breast lift surgery in 2015 was $4,419. This price does not include anesthesia fees, operating room expenses, implant costs and other related expenses.
For the first 24 to 48 hours, patients will experience some discomfort and pressure. Pain medication can be taken orally to ease any discomfort.
An “anchor incision,” also known as the “inverted-T incision,” is commonly used, which is made around the nipple-areolar complex and extends straight down to the six o’clock position until it meets the inframammary fold. A “donut” breast lift incision may be used instead, which is made around the perimeter of the areola only. Typically, the donut technique is for women with a mild to moderate degree of sagging. Through the incisions, excess skin is removed, the breast tissue is tucked in, glandular mass is redistributed, and the breasts are reshaped.
As with any surgical procedure, breast lift surgery can have some risks and complications, some of which may include:
General anesthesia.is administered during the surgery.
Breast lift surgery is designed to lift and reshape the breasts. If a patient desires a larger breast size, it may be recommended for them to combine a breast augmentation with their breast lift. Breast augmentation involves the use of breast implants placed in a submuscular or subpectoral position. Patients who undergo a breast lift and augmentation will notice that the implants ride high on the chest wall for 10 to 12 weeks before they drop into a more natural position.
While breast lift surgery can provide long-lasting results, the normal processes of aging and gravity will still continue, and the breasts may eventually begin to lose elasticity and sag. Every patient is different, and it is hard to determine how long each patient’s results will last. A healthy lifestyle can help maintain your results for as long as possible.
If you’re not sure which procedure you need, let us help by providing additional information and answers to your questions. Schedule a consultation so our doctors can meet with you to discuss your needs, desired results and how to refresh or transform your appearance with the Breast Lift procedure.