A woman’s breasts can change over time due to pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight fluctuations, and aging, and lose their youthful shape and firmness. A breast lift, or mastopexy, rejuvenates breasts, resulting in firmer breasts.
Women who have sagging breasts are the best candidates for this surgery. Breasts that are saggy and have lost their firmness and elasticity, with low nipples and enlarged areolas, gain firmness through breast lift surgery. The breast is reshaped and the nipple and areola region are repositioned to create a natural and youthful appearance, while raising and lifting the breast.
Dr. Arnold Breitbart performs a breast lift with either incisions around the areola alone, or with incisions around the areola and towards the lower breast crease. These incisions result in the least noticeable scars. Some patients also desire breast augmentation, and, if indicated, breast implants can be placed during the procedure to provide more fullness. For breast lift surgery, patients receive either local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia. Surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure.
For most patients, the recovery time after a breast lift is relatively short, with most patients returning to work and normal activity within a week, so long as heavy lifting or vigorous exercise is minimized. Healing will continue over the next several weeks, as the incisions continue to improve and activity would be unrestricted. Over the next few months, the breast shape continues to settle and scars fade.
Many patients choose breast lift surgery to enhance the appearance of their breasts. Breast lift surgery raises the breast, repositions the nipple area to a normal height, and improves the curvature of breasts for a more natural and youthful appearance. This significantly improves the areola region of the breast. For additional changes, patients can consider breast augmentation or reduction as necessary.
Yes. Many patients choose both procedures to add volume to their breasts, while raising them. Improved breast size and shape is immediately obvious after surgery and most patients experience increased confidence and satisfaction with the appearance of their breasts.
Most health insurance plans consider breast lift surgery to be cosmetic and do not cover this procedure. At your consultation, you will be given exact fees for the total cost of the surgery.
Breast lift surgery offers long lasting results, and patients derive great satisfaction from the improved appearance of their breasts. Breasts are affected by weight fluctuations and hence, maintaining good nutrition and fitness is important for the overall appearance of your breasts.