Breast Lift Surgery
Over time, many women experience significant changes in their breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss and aging. Breasts can lose their firmness, fullness, and youthful contour which can lead to self-consciousness and dissatisfaction. A lift can restore the shape, projection and placement of the breasts.
Why people have this procedure:
Repair sagging, and restore fullness and perkiness.
Reposition downward pointing nipples, and decrease areola size if aesthetically necessary.
Improve any existing asymmetries in your breasts.
Because a breast lift is elevating, shaping and restoring your breasts, this procedure requires an experienced and knowledgeable surgeon, particularly in the case of extreme weight loss.
Vectra 3D technology is very useful during your consultation so you can actually visualize your potential outcome.
There are three different techniques that we use when performing a breast lift. Your surgeon will determine with you which technique is most appropriate for your needs and body type, to produce the most attractive and appropriate results.
During the procedure, excess fatty tissue and skin are removed to reshape, tighten, and raise the breasts.
The nipple and areola are repositioned to a more natural position. The areolas can also be resized, if necessary.
After a breast lift, you will experience some swelling and bruising during the first 2 weeks, but you should not be in significant pain.
You will need to rest at home for at least a week post surgery.
You will be able to return to your normal daily routine 1-2 weeks after surgery
It is best to avoid any strenuous activity or lifting for 6-8 weeks.
Breast lift solutions:
Circumareolar Lift (Donut)
This lift results in a scar around the areola only. A circumareolar lift is often performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation, and is best for only mild sagging. This technique can also be used to reduce the size of large areolas.
Vertical Lift (Lollipop)
The scar is around the areola and then extends vertically down to the breast fold, where your breast meets your torso. A vertical lift can be performed with or without an implant. This technique addresses more moderate sagging, and can more significantly re-shape the breast.
Inverted T (Anchor)
If you have significant sagging of the breasts, this is the most appropriate procedure and can dramatically reshape the breast. These incisions go around the areola, then vertically from the mid- bottom edge of the areola down to the breast crease, with the last incision running along the crease under your breast. The scar looks somewhat like an anchor, hence the nickname.