A woman’s breasts may be sagging as a result of several factors. As the skin ages, elasticity is lost. This results in loose sagging skin in several parts of the body, including the breasts. Such a situation can also occur after intense weight loss or after childbirth and breastfeeding. Genetics can also play a role in drooping breasts.
No matter what the cause of the breast sag is, a breast lift can be an ideal way to correct this issue. The breast lift can result in significant improvement in the form of perkier, more youthful, and more symmetrical breasts.
Breast-lift surgeries are now very common. They can give a subtle boost or a more substantial lift as desired. The precision attainable makes the method a suitable one for many different types of candidates.
A breast lift might be recommended if:
• A patient is experiencing any degree of breast sag, from slight to severe.
• The breasts look asymmetrical in shape.
• The dimensions of the areola do not fit the dimensions of the breast.
• The nipples point downward.
Breast Lift – The Procedure
At the start of the procedure, anesthesia is administered. The type of anesthesia that will be used will be discussed during the breast-lift consultation. Either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation can be used.
One or more incisions are made depending on the specifics of the surgical treatment plan. The incision pattern will be determined by the degree of lift requested and the amount of excess skin to be removed.
To treat the highest degree of sagging, an incision is made around the areola, another is made as a vertical line down to the breast fold, and a third is made as curving horizontal line in the crease below the breasts. This is known as an anchor lift.
To treat moderate sagging, the incision around the areola is made, along with the vertical line down to the breast fold. This is known as a lollipop lift.
To treat a smaller degree of sagging, two concentric incisions are made around the areola. This is known as a donut lift.
Once the incisions are made, excess skin is removed from the breasts. Based on the degree of correction performed, a resizing and repositioning of the nipple-areolar complex might be required.
The incisions are then stitched closed with sutures, tightening the tissues of the breasts for increased firmness and perkiness.
Post-surgical care is important in ensuring a healthy recovery and quality results. It’s vital that you follow Dr. Felice’s instructions as closely as possible in order to keep your recovery period short and free of any complications.
For around three weeks, you will need to wear a supportive sports bra in order to protect the breasts as they heal. Underwire can be damaging to the temporarily weakened tissues.
During your healing period, avoid any physically strenuous activities like major workout routines and sports. Avoid smoking so that your tissues can recover properly.
Meet with Dr. Felice for Your Consultation
A consultation with Dr. Patrick Felice, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, is the best way to learn more about the breast-lift procedure. Schedule your consultation by contacting us today.