What is a breast lift?
The technical term for a breast lift is a mastopexy. A mastopexy involves removing excess skin from the patient's breast and tightening the surrounding tissue in order to restore firm, perky breasts. This procedure can also be used to reduce the size of your aerolas. A breast lift can be executed through various incision techniques: crescent lift, peri-areolar lift, vertical lift, and inverted T lift. Dr. Z will decide which incision is right for you based on your breast tissue, excess skin, skin elasticity, and your personal goals. Often times, patient's request a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation to not only lift their breasts, but to provide extra volume. Choose a Breast Lift in Orlando, FL.
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Who is a good candidate?
Plastic surgery should always be a personal decision that is not influenced by the opinions of others. Patients must always be in good health to be considered for this procedure. Women often decide to get a breast lift for various reasons. If you identify with any of the following, you may be a good candidate for this procedure:
- Sagging breasts
- Elongated breasts
- One breast is lower than the other
- Nipples point downward
How long is recovery?
As with any surgery, recovery from your breast lift will take time and patience. Depending on various factors, patients can experience swelling, bruising, and soreness following the procedure which can last for a few weeks. You'll be required to wear a surgical bra the first few days after surgery, which will be replaced with a sports bra or support bandages for the following weeks to provide support to your healing breasts.
Typically, patients can return to work and engage in light activities about a week after surgery if they properly follow all of the post-surgery recovery directions given by your plastic surgery team. However, it's imperative to avoid any strenuous activities. After your first week of recovery, you should avoid any impact activities. Usually, patients can fully resume their daily activities after 4-6 weeks of recovery. Keep in mind, everyone heals differently--talk with Dr. Z to ensure what is the correct recovery process for YOU.
Are there different types of Breast Lifts?
Yes, there are numerous incisions techniques that are used for mastopexy. Dr. Z will decide which technique is suited for your breast lift.
Crescent Lift: This technique is typically used on patients that have a small amount of sagging. This incision runs halfway around the top of the aerola and is typically used in combination with a breast augmentation.
Peri-Areolar Lift: This technique is typically used on patients that have mild sagging. This requires a circular incision that runs along the aerola and often times is used in conjunction with a breast augmentation, similar to the crescent lift. This can aid in reducing your aerola size as well.
Vertical Lift: This technique corrects moderate sagging while enabling the plastic surgeon to reshape your breast. This involves two incisions--one around the edge of the aerola and one under the aerola to the inframammary fold. The incision looks similar to the shape of a lollipop and is the most commonly used technique.
Inverted T Lift: This technique is typically used for patients with severe sagging. This involves three incisions--one around the aerola, one under the aerola to the breast crease, and another along the inframammary fold.
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