Say Goodbye to Sagging Breasts Lift Your Breasts . . . And Your Confidence
It’s quite common for women to enter the post-childbearing era with drooping breasts. Breastfeeding and gravity conspire to rob them of the shapely, taut breasts they had before pregnancy.
Some lose their pregnancy weight only to discover a disastrous consequence losing weight aggravates sagging breasts!
Still other women have suffered with sagging breasts all their lives. They have a genetic proclivity to downward-pointing nipples and limp breast tissue..
No Longer Necessary
In today’s world of advanced cosmetic medicine, there are options.
Breast lift, or mastopexy, is among the most common and safest surgical procedures performed today. It raises and reshapes sagging breasts and nipples resting below the breast crease and, if desired, can reduce the size of the areola.
Fact: The number of breast lift surgeries done in America
increased by 96% between 2000 and 2006.
Who’s A Candidate
The best candidates for a breast lift are healthy, emotionally stable women who have completed the childbearing era of life.
Women 18 years of age or older
With stretched skin
With less breast volume than in previous years
Not intending to lose a great deal of weight, get pregnant, or breastfeed
Not currently pregnant or breastfeeding.
While mastopexy doesn’t interfere with breastfeeding, because pregnancies and nursing will re-stretch breasts it’s wise to postpone the procedure until you are finished having children.
About the Surgery
Generally takes 1.5 to 3.5 hours.
An implant can be used to restore lost volume.
We will use general anesthesia.
You’ll be comfortable in our accredited surgical suite.
You’ll return home within a few hours of the surgery
(driven by someone else, of course).
You’ll spend the night in the comfort of your own home.
Mastopexy techniques generally fall into two categories:
The concentric (or doughnut) mastopexy -- for women with smaller and less droopy breasts.
Anchor-shaped Mastopexy mastopexy (more common). This involves more extensive cutting and removal of excess skin tissue, and is necessary for women who have more extreme sagging.
Is It Painful?
Your breasts will probably be sore for two or three days.
The pain is greatest within the first 48 hours, but improves with each day.
We’ll give you pain medication if you’re sensitive to pain.
What Is the Recovery Period Like?
The gauze dressing will be removed after a couple of days.
You’ll wear a surgical bra for a few weeks.
Your stitches will be removed about two weeks after the surgery.
Your breasts will be bruised, and you may experience temporary numbness around the nipples, as well as random shooting pains. These conditions generally subside within several weeks.
What’s the Downtime?
For the first few days, you need to limit your activities and movement to prevent breaking the stitches and stretching the scars.
Most women can return to work after two weeks.
Overhead lifting and strenuous movements should be avoided for several weeks.
What Can I Expect After A Breast Lift?
After the operation, you will notice an immediate and dramatic change in the shape of your breasts. Most women are very pleased immediately after surgery.
It may take up to a year for your breasts to settle into their new look and feel.
Over time, your scars will fade but may remain red and bumpy for many months.
Gratifying Results Mastopexy can bring back your youthful silhouette in more ways than you might imagine. Your whole midsection will feel slimmer and more shapely when drooping breasts have regained their proper configuration in your upper body.
The vast majority of my patients are thrilled with their results. They report feelings of improved self-esteem and newfound pride.
Join Their Ranks Call us today for a consultation, and let us show you how easy it is to finally have the breasts you really want.