Weight gain and loss, pregnancy, age, and even genetics play a role in the appearance of your chest. At Star Plastic Surgery, our board certified breast surgeons understand how sagging breasts can negatively impact your self-confidence. Through breast lift surgery, we can help you restore that confidence, expand clothing options, and achieve the look you desire to feel comfortable and appealing.
Who is a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
A breast lift can be performed at any age, but it is recommended that you wait until your breasts have fully matured and you are done having children. Women who consider breast lifts generally share one or more of the following traits:
- Downward pointing nipples
- Sagging or pendulous breasts
- Breasts that lack firmness
Commonly, breast lifts are performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to provide a fuller look. When your breasts drop, they often lose substance. A breast augmentation along with a breast lift can restore symmetry, firmness, and an appealing profile to your upper body.
The incision options and technique used for your breast lift will rely on your individual anatomical features. Our surgeons have years of experience in providing the most aesthetically pleasing, natural-looking results possible. Possible incision options include:
- Circumareolar Incision: This incision is made around the border of the nipple. Because this incision is less invasive than others, results are seen fairly quickly. This incision is best for women with a small amount of sagging.
- Lollipop Incision: This incision is made around the areolar border and down to the breast crease. Patients with a moderate degree of drooping breasts are can often benefit from this technique.
- Anchor Incision: This incision pattern is the most common, made around the areola, down to the breast fold, and along the crease of the breast. Women with significantly drooping breasts are often good candidates.
The best way to determine candidacy for a breast lift is through a one-on-one consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons. When you come to our office for a breast lift consultation, we can help you determine if this procedure will give you the look you desire.
Breast Lift Recovery
Following breast lift surgery, patients will need to wear a compression bra to reduce any swelling. Surgical drains may also be placed to collect any excess fluids. Patients can expect to feel some discomfort for the first few days, which can be controlled with pain medication. Most patients are able to return to work after two weeks.
If you are suffering from diminished self-confidence and limited clothing options due to sagging breasts, contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our breast lift surgeons in Novi.
Breast Lift FAQs
What can a breast lift do?
A breast lift works to restore a youthful, “perky” appearance to sagging breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping breast tissue. Often combined with breast augmentation to produce a fuller, firmer appearance, breast lifts can help restore self-confidence and expand clothing options.
When should I consider a breast lift?
Breast lifts are ideal for women who suffer from sagging, unappealing breasts. The plastic surgeons at our Novi, Michigan office recommend you wait until your breasts are fully developed to have a breast lift. We also recommend you wait until you are finished having children, as pregnancy can impact the firmness of your breasts.
What are the techniques used for a breast lift?
Your individual breast lift procedure will be based on the needs of your body and your body type. Some breast lifts are performed in conjunction with breast augmentation and others may require breast reduction. The technique used in your procedure will depend on the amount of sag that is present and the position of your nipple.
When you come to Star Plastic Surgery for your breast lift consultation, one of our plastic surgeons will assess your full body frame and the shape and size of your natural breasts before determining what technique and procedures would most benefit you.
Does a breast lift leave visible scarring?
The incision required for your breast lift will depend on what technique is necessary to provide optimal aesthetic results. Most scars fade naturally within 12 to 24 months and are far less noticeable than sagging breasts.
Our surgeons use only proven surgical techniques and take the time necessary to ensure your procedure produces as little scarring as possible. While all surgical procedures will leave some scarring, we take great care in where we place the incision to minimize their visibility.
How long does a recovery from a breast lift take?
Most patients are able to return to work within one week after surgery. We do recommend you refrain from strenuous physical activities for up to one month to allow your body sufficient time to heal.
If you have additional questions about breast lifts, contact the experienced board certified surgeons at Star Plastic Surgery today to schedule your free consultation.