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A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue to create a more balanced, “perky” and youthful breasts. Breast droop is often due to a loss of elasticity. Age, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, genetics, and gravity may all contribute to breast droop.
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There are 4 basic types of breast lifts.
1) Circumareolar: Incision around the areola
2) Keyhole or lollipop lift: Incision around the areola and bottom of areola, to the crease below the breast
3) Crescent: Removal of crescent shape piece of tissue from the crease of the breast
4) Full breast lift (Anchor): Incision circling around the areola, vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold and a horizontal line along the natural breast crease
Breast lifts are often sufficient on their own. Occasionally Dr. Crispin may recommend combining your breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation to provide both a fuller and more youthful look. Because the factors that cause your breasts to droop can also cause a loss of volume, this combination surgery option is common.
After your breast lift surgery, you will need to wear a supportive bra. This bra will help keep your breasts in their new location while they heal and reduce swelling and discomfort.
Most patients are able to return to work shortly after their mastopexy procedure. We typically recommend 5 to 7 days after surgery. Aerobic exercise may be resumed 30 days after surgery and all vigorous physical activity in approximately 2 months.
1) Do I have to get breast implants with a lift?
You do not have to get breast implants with a breast lift. Those patients that want a fuller/larger breast with more shape and volume can choose to get implants with their lift.
2) Will I have scars after my breast lift procedure?
There are many ways to minimize scarring after a breast lift. Using an experienced, Board-Certified plastic surgeon can greatly reduce your risk of complications to the incision areas. We offer the first and only FDA-cleared topical silicone scar treatment with SPF called BioCorneum. Additionally, if incisions take a little longer to heal, there are options such as use of steroid injections or lasers.
It’s great to have pretty symmetrical breasts again. They were so saggy and uneven before. My husband loves my new look. Thanks for the confidence boost Dr. Crispin!