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Restore Youthful Lift and Shape to Your Breasts
Over the years, there are many factors that can take a toll on your breasts. Pregnancy, nursing, the natural aging process, and weight fluctuation can all contribute to loss of skin elasticity and, subsequently, loss of breast shape and firmness. It may be a natural part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with breasts that make you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious of your appearance.
When performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, breast lift surgery can help reposition and reshape drooping breasts. With high patient satisfaction rates, this popular procedure can help you restore a more youthful, perky appearance to your breast—with a little extra confidence to boot!
Should I Get a Breast Lift?
The best way to determine if breast lift surgery is the right option for you is to schedule a private consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon who has experience in breast enhancement procedures. Together, you can explore options that will provide you with the best results.
Most women who benefit from a breast lift meet most of the following criteria:
- Breasts look “deflated” after pregnancy and breastfeeding
- Breast skin is loose, giving breasts a sagging appearance
- Upper breasts have lost volume
- Breasts no longer have a pleasing contour
- Nipples are pointing downward
If any of these sound familiar, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
What about breast implants?
Many patients who think they just need a breast lift may be surprised to learn that they would benefit most from a breast lift with breast implants. This procedure is a great option for those who would like to restore fullness to the upper breast and improve the breast profile and contour, all while reducing excess, sagging tissue.
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Types of Breast Lifts
Breast lift surgery is not one-size-fits-all, and the best options for you will depend on your body proportions, how much sagging needs to be corrected, and what your ultimate goals are. Our board certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Brian K. Reedy and Dr. Scott C. Lindsay, perform breast lifts using techniques that result in the least amount of scarring possible; however, the exact technique used depends on the size, shape, and condition of your breasts prior to surgery. Your surgeon will be able to recommend a specific treatment plan for you during your personal, complimentary consultation.
What to Expect From Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Here at Berks Plastic Surgery, your procedure will be performed at our on-site surgical suite, with your anesthesia provided by a board certified anesthesiologist. Whatever type of breast lift is recommended for you, your surgeon will make the pre-determined incisions on your breast and begin removing excess skin and reshaping the breast mound.
During your procedure, your breasts will be reshaped and lifted to a more youthful position. Depending on the natural placement of your nipples, the nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to further improve breast appearance. Once a more youthful shape and contour have been achieved, your incisions will be sutured and dressed, and you will be taken to a private recovery room while the effects of anesthesia wear off.
After Your Breast Lift Procedure
In most cases, you’ll be able to return home the same day of your procedure, though you will need a designated driver. For the first few days, expect to spend plenty of time in the bed or on the couch catching up on your favorite book or TV show. It is normal to experience some soreness around your incision sites and within your breast tissue, along with some swelling and redness. You will likely be prescribed an oral pain medication to help manage your discomfort, and your surgeon will provide specific aftercare instructions for reducing swelling and keeping yourself comfortable.
It’s important to take it easy for a while, though normal, non-strenuous activity can typically be resumed after the first week—at which point you may also feel up to returning to work. Exercise can be slowly resumed after around six to eight weeks, with clearance from your surgeon.
While you will notice an immediate improvement, residual swelling may mask your results for a little while. Your final results should emerge over the course of up to six months.
Want to Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery?
Contact our friendly office staff today to schedule your free consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. Dr. Reedy or Dr. Lindsay will meet with you to listen to your concerns, answer any questions you may have, and help develop a surgical plan that helps you achieve optimal results. We can’t wait to hear from you!