Drooping or sagging breasts can occur for a number of reasons, but how do you fix the issue? Exercise can’t exactly help in this area. Luckily, this is where the breast lift procedure comes in. With a breast lift, your surgeon can lift drooping breasts, reshape them, and provide a natural and more youthful appearance.
What Is A Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure aiming to elevate and reshape the breasts. This surgery addresses sagging or drooping breasts caused by aging, weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or genetics.
Why Have A Breast Lift Surgery?
Many women consider having breast lift surgery for various reasons. One of the most common reasons is to restore their breasts’ youthful appearance after pregnancy or significant weight loss. Another reason women opt for this procedure is to increase their self-confidence and feel more comfortable in their bodies.
Benefits Of A Breast Lift
The breast lift procedure comes with a variety of benefits. It can:
- Boost your self-confidence and body image.
- Create better symmetry between your breasts.
- Allow your clothes to fit better.
- Make exercise much more manageable with less strain on upper body muscles.
Cost Considerations For Breast Lift Procedure
Cost is essential for many women when deciding whether to have a breast lift procedure. The price of a breast lift can vary depending on several factors, such as the surgeon’s experience, location, and the exact extent of the surgery. To learn more about the price, make sure to talk to Dr. Howland during your consultation.
What To Expect During A Breast Lift Procedure
During breast lift surgery, the patient is usually placed under general anesthesia. The surgeon will then make an incision in the breast. Where the incision is made depends on how much the breast is drooping. They will then lift the breast and remove excess skin and tissue, if necessary. The nipple and areola may also be repositioned for a more natural appearance. Depending on your desired results, additional incisions may be made along the natural curve of your breast. The procedure typically takes 3-4 hours.
Risks In A Breast Lift Procedure
Like with any surgical procedure, a breast lift does come with a few risks. They include:
- Infection: Anytime the skin is incised, bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection.
- Scarring. Although breast lift scars can often be hidden by clothing or swimwear, some women may experience more noticeable scarring due to genetics or poor healing.
- In rare cases, nerve damage can occur which could result in decreased nipple sensation
Aftercare And Recovery Process
After a breast lift, there are some things you’ll need to do to ensure you have the best results possible. First, you’ll want to rest for at least 48 hours following the procedure. It’s also recommended that you have someone around who can help with daily tasks as you will likely be unable to do much independently.
You should also avoid lifting heavy objects or engaging in strenuous activities during this period. For any discomfort you’re feeling you will be prescribed pain medication.
During the recovery process, it’s normal to experience swelling and bruising after surgery; however, this will subside within a few days.
Wearing a supportive, compression bra is also highly recommended during recovery to reduce swelling and help promote healing.
It’s also crucial that you attend all your scheduled follow-up appointments with your surgeon post-operation. They will track your progress and be able to address any issues that come up.
Schedule A Consultation
A breast lift procedure can enhance your self-confidence and improve the aesthetic appearance of your breasts. If you are interested in having a breast lift or looking to learn more, scheduling a consultation at Howland Plastic Surgery is a great first step. Dr. Howland can go through the procedure and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
To schedule a consultation today, call our Draper, UT office at (385) 313-8590 or use our online scheduling form.