27 Jan

Breast Lift 101

The natural aging process takes a toll on the breasts, leading to drooping and a loss of firmness. If you’re interested in improving the youthful appearance of your breasts, a breast lift could be an excellent solution for you. Here, we’ll cover the basics of the breast lift procedure and how it can restore fullness and perkiness in the breasts. 

What Is a Breast Lift?

Also called mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure that’s designed to lift the breasts for a more youthful, flattering appearance. Rather than changing the size of the breasts, which is done in breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery, the breast lift procedure repositions the breasts for a rejuvenated appearance. 

During the breast lift procedure, excess skin is removed, and the breast tissue is lifted. Your doctor will reposition the breast tissue so that it’s located higher up on the chest. The breast tissue is also reshaped according to your preferences, providing contour and shape. If desired, your doctor can also reduce the size of the areola during the breast lift procedure. Since the areola can increase in size over time, reshaping them can make the breasts appear more youthful. 

Breast Lift Techniques

A broad variety of breast lift techniques can be used to achieve your unique cosmetic goals. These techniques vary in the type of incision and the placement of the breasts, as well as how much excess skin is removed. Dr. Adams is experienced in each of these techniques and can ensure that the results of the procedure align with your needs. 

Breast Lift Recovery

Your doctor will advise you on proper post-procedure care following your breast lift. You’ll likely be prescribed pain medication to take for the first few days after surgery. You’ll also need to avoid putting strain or pressure on the breasts while they heal. You may need to avoid strenuous activities for four to six weeks after the procedure to ensure that the breasts heal properly. 

Contact us today to learn more about the breast lift procedure and if it could be right for you. 

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