Pregnancy, weight gain and loss, gravity and breast feeding all take their toll on breasts. Surgery to reshape and lift sagging, droopy breasts is called mastopexy, or breast lift. Our experienced surgeons can rejuvenate your breasts, bringing them back to their former youthful appearance*.
Are You a Candidate for a Breast Lift?
If your breasts have lost their shape and firmness, you may be a candidate for a breast lift. A breast lift may be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation if the breasts are small, underdeveloped or have lost volume due to weight loss or breast feeding. In addition, our surgeons can also reduce the size of an enlarged areola (the dark skin around the nipple) as part of breast lift surgery.
What Happens During a Breast Lift?
During your consultation your surgeon will listen to your thoughts about the appearance of your breasts, and then he will examine your breasts. He will then explain to you the potential improvements offered by mastopexy surgery. He will show you the approximate new placement of the nipple and areola, because they will be moved to a higher position.
During surgery, the incisions are made to follow the natural contours of the breast. The nipple and areola are lifted to their new higher position along with the underlying breast tissue. The remaining skin is used to reshape the breast. If the areolas are too large for the new breast size, they can also be reduced in size for a more balanced look. Sutures close the incisions, giving the breast its new contour and improved firmness with minimal scarring.
If you have decided to undergo combination surgery by placing an implant at the time of your breast lift, it is placed in a pocket beneath the breast tissue or under the chest muscle.
What Is Involved in Breast Lift Recovery?
Soreness, swelling, and bruising are commonly experienced. You will need to take it easy and will likely be off work for about one week. Any discomfort can be controlled with pain medication prescribed on an individual basis. Any numbness in the nipples and the breast skin usually fades as the swelling subsides. It is important to wear a support bra for several weeks after the operation as the incisions heal. You can return to your normal activities and exercise routine after 3-4 weeks. Every effort is made to make the incisions as inconspicuous as possible. You will be able to wear low cut clothing and swimsuits without fear that the scars will show.
Before & After Gallery
Be sure to view our Before & After Photo Gallery of Breast Procedures to see real patient results at Flugstad Plastic Surgery.Click Here
After surgery your breasts will be higher and firmer. Your new contours will enhance your appearance and self-confidence*.
Contact us today to learn more about fighting gravity with a breast lift in Bellevue, Washington.
*Individual results and patient experience may vary.