Breast Lift A surgery designed exclusively to lift the breast to a higher position in the chest. This restores a more youthful and tight look.
Not All Breast Cosmetics Improve By breast lift, patients can alleviate the symptoms of breast aging or breasts that vary in size, shape and elasticity through lifestyle or childbirth changes. Lifting the breast removes excess sagging skin and tightens the rest of the skin for a tighter breast line. Breast lift can face any size, shape or level of plasma (relaxation) to achieve your aesthetic goals and congratulate your silhouette.
During the consultation and physical examination, your surgeon will consider the specific techniques he will use to uniquely lift your breasts. Lower degrees of breast filling (tilt) can be treated simply by removing a small strip of tissue from above the nipple and areola and repositioning the nipple and areola in the new elevated position. In more severe cases of breast lift, an incision may be made around the nipple and the areola (circumareolar). This technique will tighten the excess skin as it lifts the breast and nipple to the new elevated position.
What Can Be The Benefit Of Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery can significantly renew the appearance of the breasts by:
- Reducing excess, inelastic skin and tightening the rest to create firmer, smoother results
- Lift your breasts and nipples to a higher position, which can show a more youthful appearance.
- Improve the contour and shape of the breasts
- Concentration of the position of the nipples
Collagen and elastin weaken as we grow older and, over time, the strength of the breast tissue dissolves. This rupture, accompanied by gravity, forces the breasts to begin to relax naturally, forcing women to look bigger than they really are. Breast lift surgery cuts off excess skin and manipulates the tissue surrounding the areola to rejuvenate and restore the appearance of an aging breast.
Breasts After Pregnancy
Childbirth can be one of the most beautiful experiences, but the same can not always be said about its effect on your body. When a woman becomes pregnant, it is normal for breast tissue to form and stretch to facilitate milk production and the weight gained during pregnancy. A breast lift is designed to reverse these unwanted changes in the chest.
Breasts After Weight Loss
As you lose weight, the nature of your tired breasts may begin to decline. While this may help you look more attractive overall, significant weight loss in the chest tends to let them break or deflate. Lifting the breast will correct any sagging skin that would be impossible to fight with diet and exercise alone. Combining breast lift with breast lift is an ideal way to restore breast volume and shape after significant weight loss.
How To Prepare For Breast Lift Surgery
The surgeon will examine your breasts and body to determine a strategy for dealing with the current position of your breast. Women who want to look for the solutions provided by a breast lift surgery can prepare themselves by ensuring that they are in good health and commit to thorough research to understand the limitations and possibilities of lift surgery.
Breast lift surgery is a very personal choice and patients should consult professionals to show realistic expectations for their results. Patients may need to take pre- and post-photographs, undergo a medical evaluation, adjust their medication or supplements, and eliminate tobacco and alcohol use for at least two weeks. Your surgeon will advise you to discuss these requirements in detail before lifting your chest.
Crescent Breast Lift
Crescent breast lift is a good surgical option for women who have very little relaxation to correct. We will create a small crescent incision around the upper half of the areola and create a minimal scar. Usually, we use this type of lift only when breast lift is done in combination.
Peri-Areolar Lifting Column
Peripheral breast lift is a good choice for women who have mild relaxation. We will use this type of lift usually in conjunction with breast lift. The incision is placed around the outer edge of the area. This is also a great procedure for women who want to reduce the size of their areola. The scar will be a mark on the outer edge of the areola and will gradually fade to be less visible.
Vertical Breast Lift
Vertical breast lift is the most commonly used breast lift technique by our surgical center. It includes two parts that look like a lollipop. The first incision is placed around the outer edge of the areola and the second incision is placed perpendicular to the bottom of the areola and extends to the fold of the breast. This breast lift allows us to reshape the entire breast by removing all excess skin. The vertical scar is easily hidden by a bra or bikini and usually weakens over time.
Reverse T Lif Chest
Lifting the T breast is more suitable for women who have significant relaxation. They have become pendulums where the nipple and lower breast mass hang below the line of the breast that folds into the breast. For this breast lifting procedure, our surgeon uses three incisions. The first two incisions reflect those of the lollipop and the third incision is placed in the same fold of the breast.
The incisions form the “anchor” shape and so it got its name. This technique can be used in conjunction with breast reduction and allows us to do more extensive breast reshaping. There are some visible scars from this type of procedure, but they should fade over time and with proper care and easily hidden with clothes.
What Can You Expect From Breast Lift Surgery?
During the consultation, your surgeon will examine the anatomy of your breast and develop a surgical plan based on your cosmetic goals.
Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery will be performed under general anesthesia. The breast lifting technique used during the surgery will depend on the extent of the corrections required. Breast lifting incisions are either crescent or vertical and vary depending on the severity of the sagging breast. The three most common types of incision are around the isola, around the areola and perpendicularly below the breast crease, or perpendicularly below the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease (anchorage).
You will notice a redefined position of the breast immediately after surgery. The new contour of your breast will continue to improve in the coming weeks, it feels tighter and more natural in your breasts.
Do you have any additional concerns about breast lift?
Breast lifting repair usually involves surgical dressings or bandages that are applied to the incisions. In some cases, we may temporarily place a small drainage tube under the skin to help remove excess blood and fluid from the surgical site. A surgical compression bra should be worn to help eliminate the swelling while supporting the breasts while they are healing.
After breast lift surgery, it is normal to feel pain and swelling with numbness in the chest. This inflammation and numbness will subside over the next two to three weeks.
Following your procedure, you will be given detailed instructions on how to care for your incision area. Heavy activities should be avoided for three to four weeks and resumed only when cleared by doctors.
Some bruising and mild swelling may be present and some patients may experience slight discomfort. Pain medications will be prescribed as needed to keep patients comfortable during the recovery period. It is recommended that you sleep on your back or back at night and not on your stomach. Sleeping on your stomach will put pressure on your chest and can have a negative effect on the result.
Most patients can return to work within a week. Persistent physical activity should be avoided for at least the first 5 weeks to ensure proper healing.
Your breast lifting sections will be placed around the areola, below the lower pole of the breast and along the crease of the breast. While this can create visible scars, patients can minimize it by applying scar cream and other skin care treatments. All signs fade with time.
The cost of breast lift surgery will depend on the extent of the corrections required, the techniques used, the combined procedures and other relevant factors.
You will receive an accurate cost estimate during your breast consultation.
Breast lift surgery is performed under anesthesia to allow a painless procedure. Pain can be easily treated with prescription or over-the-counter pain medications.
Candidates For Breast Lift
In general, women who are bothered by large whipped breasts that have lost their shape and can cause mental or physical pain are a good candidate for breast lift surgery. Applicants must also be in good physical health and maintain a stable weight. They should also have realistic expectations about their goals and the surgical outcome. The next step to see if you are a good candidate for a breast lift procedure would be to schedule a consultation with our surgery center. During the consultation, we will discuss your issues and determine which technique will be best for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Need A Breast Implant?
Breast lift surgery does not require implants and can be an autonomous procedure that corrects any breast size and shape. Breast lift surgery can be used in conjunction with a breast lifting (implants) to achieve a more youthful appearance, especially in patients who may have lost the elasticity or quality of the skin on their breasts due to pregnancy or aging. Breast lift surgery is also considered after the removal of the implant and reduction of the breast.
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Breast Lift Surgery?
Depending on the extent of your resection and the natural rate at which your body heals, recovery from breast lift surgery can take six to 12 weeks. At six weeks, most patients have fully recovered. However, it usually takes up to 12 weeks for their body to fully adapt to the new shape and position of their breast. The results must be felt and appear to be fully established at this stage of the transformation.
What Is The Difference Between A Crescent And A Vertical Lift?
A crescent chest lift and a vertical lift describe the shape of the incision at the beginning of the procedure. For example, a vertical lift is often described as a “lollipop” lift with a section that rotates around the atolls that extend vertically below the lower pole of the breast. With both incisions, the breast tissue tightens, the stems can be minimized and the excess skin is removed. This technique is ideal for patients with moderate chest relaxation.
Can I Combine Breast Reduction And Arthritis Reduction In One Surgery?
Areola reduction is a common part of the breast lifting. Breast lift techniques often require an incision around the areola, making it extremely convenient for surgeons to correct them. Whether you have minimal or severe relaxation, the areola can be made smaller for more elegant breasts.
Will Breast Lift Without Implants Make The Breast Look Smaller Or Bigger?
Breast lifts are not designed to change the size of your breasts. Therefore, your breasts should not look significantly smaller or larger than before. Breast lifts will be about the same size as before the lift, although you may notice a tighter, more comfortable breast line as small amounts of tissue have been removed. This breast with a higher position tends to make the breasts look fuller.
Where Are The Signs Of Breast Lift?
The location of the scars on the chest depends entirely on the type of incision your surgeon uses to perform the lift. Some scars will form around the areola and mix easily into the difference in skin color, while others will form at the bottom of the breast or along the crease. Good skin care and minimal sun exposure can dramatically improve the fading of your scars.
Will I Keep The Nipple Feeling After Breast Lift?
It is normal for patients to experience slight numbness or a change in nipple sensation after breast lifting. Your breasts should return to normal within a few weeks to months of your treatment.
Are There Other Procedures That Are Usually Performed With A Breast Lift?
Along with other breast lifting procedures, liposuction is usually performed by lifting the breast to remove excess fat near and around the breast and upper body. This allows for a thinner and thinner contour and emphasizes the definition of the breasts.
Do I Have To Wait To Get Up Until I Have Children?
It is recommended that women have all their children before changing cosmetics on the breast. This is because the breasts are likely to change during and after pregnancy.
Will I Be Able To Breastfeed After A Breast Lift?
Some patients can still breastfeed after a lift. However, it is not always possible to produce as much as breast milk.