20 Jul

Three Reasons Your Surgeon Should Perform a Breast Lift

Having breast augmentation is a big decision, and you want to make sure that the entire process goes smoothly and gives you the results you want. One of the most important ways to make sure that this happens is to combine a breast lift with your breast augmentation procedure. We always do a breast lift with augmentation for several reasons. If your surgeon has not recommended a breast lift with augmentation, consider these three reasons to use a different surgeon.

Smaller Implants

When you get a breast lift with augmentation, you can usually get smaller implants for the same or better results. A breast lift moves the nipple and areola to a more prominent position, removes excess tissue and skin, and lifts the breast to make it perkier. All of this improves the overall shape of the breast, which may make smaller implants feasible.

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11 Feb

Recovering After a Breast Lift

It is normal for breasts to sag over time. Pregnancy, nursing, genetics and age appear to play a role in the appearance of “saggy breasts.” If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you can correct this issue by having a breast lift. A breast lift improves the way your breasts look by reshaping and lifting them. In some cases, the plastic surgeon may recommend breast implants – to give your breast an extra lift, but it is your choice. The breast lift recovery process can be long and exhausting. If you have a low threshold for pain, it may take a longer amount of time before you feel like “your old self.” Conversely, if you have a high threshold for pain, you may be up and moving in no time at all.

Either way, you still need to be cautious during the recovery period. Consult with your surgeon before exercising or participating in strenuous activities. The length of recovery will depend on the location of the incision and the placement of the implants (if you choose to get them). It may take longer to heal, if you opt for breast implants because they may move around as they settle into their final places. If you are wondering what the breast lift recovery process looks like – you are in luck. This blog will explain to you the breast lift recovery process so that you can receive the best results. Listed below are valuable suggestions that can help you heal properly following a breast lift.

Steps that can help you recover following a breast lift procedure:

Ask for Help

Following your surgery, you may need help showering and/or bathing. Do not be ashamed or afraid to ask a loved one or friend for help. You may not be able to shower or bathe immediately after the procedure, but you should be given the “green light” within a few days. Do not be alarmed, if you have trouble reaching certain parts of your body, because that is normal. In addition, you may experience pain or dizziness when bending down so it is important that you have someone nearby while you clean-up. In addition, refrain from using scented soaps and/or lotions during this time, rather stick to plain old unscented soap and water. Only use creams and ointments prescribed by your surgeon.

Take Medications as Prescribed

Only take the medications your plastic surgeon has prescribed you. If you are in intense pain – call your surgeon immediately and ask what you can take to relieve the pain. Do not over-medicate or take someone else’s pain killers because it can lead to life-threatening side-effects and/or complications. Take all prescription medications as directed by your surgeon.

Purchase a Comfortable Post-Surgery Bra

Following a breast lift, it is imperative that you purchase a comfortable post-surgery bra. Your plastic surgeon may recommend a few brands for you to purchase or he/she may provide you with one or two post-surgery bras. If you opt for breast implants along with the breast lift, it will take time for your breasts to heal, therefore you may need to change bras as the implants move and stretch your breast tissues. Refrain from purchasing too many bras before the surgery because you will not know what size or shape you will truly be until the swelling subsides. The most important factors to consider when selecting a post-surgery bra are: comfort and protection.

Limit Movements

You will also need to limit your movements during the recovery process. Exercising and participating in strenuous and/or rigorous activities can cause your sutures (stitches) to open. It may also delay healing, increase your pain and/or cause you to pull or strain a muscle. Your surgeon will most likely recommend that you refrain from lifting heavy objects for approximately 6 weeks. If possible, the best thing you can do during this time is rest. Ask friends and family members to help with household duties, child or pet care and cooking. Moreover, consult with your surgeon before engaging in sexual activities.

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Mayo Clinic. (2014). Breast lift. Retrieved from

02 Jan

Benefits of a Breast Lift

Lift Your Spirits with a Breast Lift

breast liftGravity may keep us from floating off into space, but it’s not so kind when it comes to our appearance. Over time, gravity – along with aging, weight change, pregnancy, and breastfeeding – can drag down once firm and perky breasts. When this happens, many women turn to a breast lift to help restore that youthful figure and bring back their body confidence.

A breast lift – called a mastopexy in the medical world – is a popular plastic surgery procedure that literally “lifts” the breasts to a higher position on the chest. During this routine procedure, excess skin is removed and the surrounding tissues are repositioned in order to firm and raise the breasts. The nipples are also repositioned in order to complete that youthful, pert look. During a breast lift, the doctor can also reduce the size of the areola if desired.

Many women are candidates for breast lift surgery. You may be a candidate if:

  • You would like to raise the position of your breasts
  • Your breasts have begun to sag
  • You would like your breasts to be firmer and perkier
  • You would like your areola to be at a higher point on your breast
  • You would like a younger-looking silhouette
  • You want to feel better about your body when not wearing a bra
  • Your breasts point downward rather than outward
  • You feel that there is not enough volume of breast tissue to fill out your breast skin

A breast lift can be performed on its own, but many women choose to have a breast augmentation at the same time. Less formally called a “boob job,” breast augmentation surgery uses breast implants to increase the size of the breast. If you want fuller, larger breasts in addition to a perkier, more youthful-looking silhouette, this combination might be just right for you.

By having both procedures in a single surgery session, you can minimize risk and decrease downtime over the long run.

A breast lift is a highly customizable breast surgery. Schedule a consult with Dr. Adams today, and he can help determine the type of breast surgery that will yield the best results for your unique figure.