A woman’s breasts can begin to experience unwanted changes as she ages. Pregnancy, weight loss, and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose their shape and firmness, giving them a deflated and droopy appearance. This can make a woman feel self-conscious about her body. Breast lift surgery is a surgical procedure that can restore the breasts to a more youthful position by eliminating excess skin and lifting the breast tissue to achieve a more aesthetically attractive look.
Breast Lift Candidates
You can benefit from breast lift surgery if you struggle with one or more of the following concerns:
Sagging and deflated breasts
Nipples that fall below the breast crease
Enlarged nipples and areolas
Breast Lift Procedure
Breast lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia and can take several hours depending on the amount of correction needed. Dr. Patronella will determine the best technique for your procedure based on the size and shape of your breasts and the degree of sagging.
During your procedure, an incision will be placed either around the areola (periareolar), around the areola and down the breast crease (lollipop), or around the areola, down the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease (anchor). Once the incision has been made, excess skin is removed while the underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to restore firmness to the breasts. The nipples and areolas will also be repositioned to achieve a more ideal shape and position. Dr. Patronella can also combine breast lift surgery with breast augmentation and breast reduction to remove excess fat, restore volume to the breasts, and enhance your overall results.
Following your breast lift surgery, a compression garment will be placed on your breasts to protect your new contours and minimize swelling. Some swelling and bruising typically occur but should subside after a few days. You may experience some minor-to-moderate pain during your recovery. Dr. Patronella will prescribe medication to help alleviate any discomfort you may feel. Most patients are able to return to work and light activities approximately one week after a breast lift procedure.