Breast Lift Newark
A breast lift at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center & Nouveau Cosmetic Center near Wilmington, Delaware, is an effective solution for drooping breasts. Aging, weight gain/loss, and pregnancy can all cause the skin of the breasts to lose elasticity and start to sag.
The breast-lift procedure, also 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 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 pattern 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 results.
The Details of the 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 areolae
- 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 contours, allowing the nipple and areola to be repositioned to a natural and more youthful height. In addition, excess breast skin is removed to compensate for loss of elasticity.
The Recovery Process After a Breast Lift
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?
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 the breast lift 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.