Click Here to View GalleryAging, as well as weight gain/loss and pregnancy, can cause the skin of the breasts to lose elasticity and sag. Breast lift surgery at Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center near Wilmington, Delaware is an effective solution. The breast lift procedure, or surgically known as mastopexy, removes excess skin and safely lifts the breasts to a higher position, ultimately restoring firmness and shape. This new perky result gives you more youthful-looking breasts. Breast lift surgery is generally performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia, and usually takes a few hours.
- Personalized consultation
- Patient and surgeon discuss size, shape, and scars
- General Anesthesia
- Outpatient surgery
- Requires 3-7 days off work
- Immediate enhancement with mild swelling and bruising
- Full exercise after 1 month
- Bra worn continuously for 1 month
Before Breast Lift Surgery
There are different breast lift surgery techniques available to help patients reach their cosmetic goals. Patients who are interested in breast lift surgery will meet with one of our surgeons for an initial consultation to explore their surgical options. Together, the surgeon and patient will determine which technique will help them achieve the look they desire. Each technique varies in the shape of incisions used and the appearance of their resulting scars. Some scars resulting from breast lifts are concealed in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface.
In addition to a breast lift, our surgeons may recommend breast augmentation or breast reduction to further enhance the effects of the mastopexy. Our surgeons will also make sure patients maintain reasonable expectations for breast lift surgery results.
Breast Lift Procedure
Mastopexy surgery can be achieved through a variety of incision patterns and techniques. The appropriate technique will be determined based on:
- Breast size and shape
- The size and position of your areolas
- The degree of breast sagging
- Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin
There are three common incision patterns
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
- Around the areola, vertically down from the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease
The underlying breast tissue is then lifted and reshaped to improved breast contour, allowing the nipple and areola to be repositioned to a natural, more youthful height. In addition, excess breast skin is removed to compensate for loss of elasticity.
Breast Lift Recovery
After breast lift surgery, patients are fitted with a special bra to provide support and hold the breasts in place. Patients can usually return home a few hours after breast lift surgery. Although patients should expect to experience pain, swelling, and bruising for 2-3 weeks after breast lift surgery, many patients find they are able to return to their daily activities within 7-10 days. Scars will be visible after surgery, but will fade over time.
Ready For Your Next Step…
Advanced Plastic Surgery & Nouveau Cosmetic Center located in Newark, Delaware, is convenient to Wilmington, Elkton Maryland, Chester County Pennsylvania, and Southern New Jersey. Our well trained staff and highly qualified surgeons are available to assist you with your cosmetic needs. Our surgeons use the latest in surgical technology to provide patients with the finest medical care and to deliver natural-looking results.
Please contact us today to learn more about breast lift surgery or to schedule a personalized consultation. Our plastic surgeons will discuss the best options for your needs and discuss all aspects of the procedure at your initial consultation.