A breast lift procedure from Stephens Plastic Surgery can do wonders for sagging breasts that have lost their firmness due to aging and pregnancy. Breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to reshape breasts for a more youthful look and feel. Dr. Stephens breast lift patients love the instant rejuvenation that a breast lift surgery provides. Many women choose to have a breast lift procedure and a breast augmentation together for a fuller, younger-looking bosom.
Depending on your current breast size, degree of correction and amount of excess skin, Dr. Stephens will choose the breast lift technique and incision strategy to give you the best results. The nipple is repositioned or raised. The skin around the breasts is tightened giving the effect of slightly fuller breasts. If needed, the areola may be reduced during the breast lift procedure. A routine breast lift generally lasts about 2 hours.
Following a breast lift surgery, patients will need to take pain medication for about one week. Swelling and bruising will occur for 2- 3 weeks, and some patients experience numbness for about a week. Most patients with low-activity jobs are able to return to work in about a week, but exercise is discouraged for 3 -4 weeks.
Remember, everyone heals at their own pace. Dr. Stephens will discuss your expected recovery progression with you during your confidential breast lift consultation.
There are certain restrictions and risks associated with a breast lift. Dr. Stephens will discuss all information in detail during your confidential breast lift consultation.