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Breast Lift

Sagging breasts occur naturally over time. A breast lift can improve the shape and appearance of breasts while restoring the nipple to its natural position. Sagging of the breast occurs naturally as the skin loses its elasticity. The loss of elasticity can result from aging, involutional changes following pregnancy, or weight loss. The amount of ptosis or sagging will dictate the incision required to lift the breast. If only a few centimeters are needed, the incision can be confined to the areola (periaeolar). If a more significant lift is needed, a “keyhole or lollypop” incision with a vertical and horizontal extension is necessary. Often, if the loss of breast volume is significant, a lift procedure can be combined with breast augmentation to restore both size and shape. A well-done breast lift will restore the nipple to its natural position, remove excess skin to shape the breast, and minimize scarring as much as possible.

Before & After Photos

Facts About This Case:

Patient: 42 year old female
Procedure: Full scar breast lift with a submuscular breast augmentation at the same time.
Cup size change:Maintianed D cup
Additional information: original breast lift was done prior to seeing us. We used 325cc High Profile, smooth round silicone gel implants.

Facts About This Case:

Patient: 39 year old female
Procedure: Full scar breast lift with a submuscular breast augmentation at the same time.
Cup size change:C cup to D cup
Additional information: after photo 7 months post op. 375cc High Profile, smooth round silicone gel implants.

Facts About This Case:

Patient: 32 year old female
Procedure: Full scar breast lift with a submuscular breast augmentation at the same time.
Cup size change:DD - Full DD cup
Additional information: 14 year old saline implant switched out to 425cc high profile, smooth round silicone implant

Facts About This Case:

Patient: 28 year old female
Procedure: Full scar breast lift at the same time as augmentation. Submuscular silicone breast augmentation
Cup size change: 36 B to 36 D cup
Additional information: 400cc Moderate Plus Profile Smooth Round Silicone Implants

Facts About This Case:

Patient: 22 year old female
Procedure: Vertical Breast Lift at the same time as augmentation. Submuscular silicone breast augmentation
Cup size change: 34 B to 34 D cup
Additional information: 400 cc High Profile Smooth Round Silicone Implants

Facts About This Case:

Patient: 34 year old female
Procedure: Full scar breast lift with a submuscular breast augmentation at the same time.
Cup size change: C cup to D cup
Additional information: after photos are 6 months post op. Left:355cc High Profile, Right:375cc High Profile smooth round silicone gel implants.

Average Length:
2-3 Hours
Anesthesia:
General
In/Outpatient:
Outpatient
Side Effects:
Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain
Risks:
Pain, bleeding, infection, recurrence, asymmetry, changes in nipple sensation, incomplete improvement
Recovery:
Back to work: 1 week More strenuous activity: 2 – 3 weeks
Final Appearance:
1 – 2 months for swelling to completely resolve
Duration of Results:
Varies depending on the elasticity of the skin