A breast lift can restore a youthful look to the breasts after they begin to sag and/or the nipples begin to droop. Also known as a “mastopexy,” breast lift surgery involves removing excess skin and tissue from the breasts, and elevating them to a more attractive position. Dr. Timothy Alexander has extensive experience in performing breast lift surgery, and he regularly performs this procedure for women all over Florida.
Ideal candidates for a breast lift are in good overall health and do not smoke. Patients cannot be pregnant or nursing at the time of the procedure and should not undergo a breast lift until the breasts are fully developed. It is important that patients remember to have realistic expectations about the outcome of breast lift surgery and choose to undergo it to improve one or more of the following:
- Saggy breasts
- Droopy nipples
- Asymmetry in the breasts
Breast lift surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. There are various incision methods that can be performed depending on the condition of each patient’s breasts.
An incision is made around the areola of the breast where excess skin and tissue are removed, and the breasts are lifted. The incisions are then closed with sutures. This procedure is always combined with Breast Augmentation.
An incision is made around the areola that extends vertically down into the breast fold underneath the breast. After excess skin and tissue are removed, the breast is raised to a higher position and closed with sutures.
An incision is made around the areola that extends down underneath the breast in the fold where a horizontal incision is made along the crease. Once excess skin and tissue are removed, the breast is elevated to a higher position, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
After the procedure is finished, bandages are placed on the incisions and a specialized compression garment is placed on the breast area to reduce swelling and bruising. Prescribed medication can be taken to lessen any pain or discomfort that may exist during the first few days of recovery. Even though many patients feel good enough to return to work after about a week, any strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least four weeks to give the body enough time to heal.
If you would like to restore a youthful appearance to your breasts, we encourage you to contact our South Florida practice today. Dr. Timothy Alexander is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons and is a member of the prestigious, Millard Society. To schedule your personalized consultation, call (954) 589-0722 or conveniently fill out our virtual consultation form. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you get the best appearance possible.