There are many benefits of breast lift, including:
Patients who have experienced significant weight loss will benefit from this procedure. Breast lift is ideal also for those patients who have recently given birth or completed breastfeeding. Results may vary from person to person.
There are several different types of breast lift surgery.
Crescent lift results in minimal scarring. This option is best for those patients who have minimal breast sagging to address.
Periareolar lift (sometimes referred to as a donut lift) involves a single incision around the edge of the areolas.
Vertical lift (sometimes referred to as lollipop lift) is used to correct moderate sagging. This procedure involves more extensive reshaping of the breasts. Though two incisions are made in a vertical lift, the modest scarring that results is easily hidden by clothing.
Anchor Lift (sometimes referred to as an inverted T lift) is ideal for those patients who experience significant sagging in the breasts and/or require dramatic reshaping. This option includes three incisions: one around the edge of the areolas as in the periareolar lift, one vertically from the bottom of the areolas as in the vertical lift, and one along the inframammary fold. As with the other options, scarring from this procedure is easily hidden by clothing. Results may vary from person to person.
Regardless of the breast lift option you choose, during surgery the breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness. The nipples and areolas are repositioned to a more natural level. If applicable, enlarged areolas are reduced through excess skin removal. Excess breast skin is also removed at this time. Incisions are then closed using sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.
Directly following the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery area for recovery and monitoring. During this time, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze. You may also be outfitted with a temporary support bra to minimize swelling.
Most patients are able to return home after an hour of on-site recovery. It takes between five to seven days of home rest before you will be able to resume normal daily and professional activities.
Results may vary from person to person.