Pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process can all rob you of the perky, shapely breasts you once had. Changes to your breast tissue can cause it to weaken over time, resulting in a deflated appearance where some or most of your breast tissue sits below the inframammary fold. Breast lift surgery repositions and improves the contour of your breasts, so they develop a firmer, more youthful appearance.
Women considering breast lift surgery should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. During your consultation, we will determine which breast lift technique best meets your needs. You shouldn’t smoke for six weeks prior to your surgery, and do not take blood-thinning medication for two weeks before surgery. You cannot eat or drink anything for 12 hours before your procedure.
We offer both general anesthesia and conscious sedation. You will work with your surgeon to determine which method is best for you.
Your breasts will feel tender and sore for several days, which is accompanied with bruising and swelling. You will return for a series of follow-up appointments with your surgeon to ensure your breasts are healing properly. You should be able to return to work within two weeks, and you will limit your physical activities for three weeks. Mild swelling can last for several months, which may impact the appearance of your breasts.
It is likely that you will develop some visible scarring along your breasts. However, the severity of scarring depends on your natural process and is likely to fade over time.
We keep the nipple and areola attached to tissue beneath the skin, which helps preserve the sensation and functions of the nipples. While you may experience some loss of sensation initially, in most cases, it is only temporary.
Breast lift surgery is designed to provide long-lasting enhancement of your breast appearance. While it cannot prevent the effects of time, most women are satisfied with the new appearance of their breasts for many years. Future pregnancies or significant weight fluctuations can impact the quality of your results.