Breast Lift

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Do you look in the mirror and notice your breasts don’t look the same as they used to? They may sit lower on your chest than they did a few years ago. Your favorite bra might give them the perkiness you like, but you want them to look full and supple even in less supportive bralettes or swimsuits. You may want a more rounded shape with your nipples pointing forward. If this sounds familiar, you may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift at our plastic surgery centers in Fayetteville or the Atlanta area.

Breast lift surgery works to reshape and raise the breasts higher on the chest to eliminate breast sagging and deflation.

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What Can Be Treated With a Breast Lift?

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Weight loss, natural aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can cause your breasts to droop (what is known as breast ptosis). Your once-perky breasts may not look or feel how they used to. A breast lift treats sagging breasts by repositioning the breast skin and tissue to create a pleasing breast contour.

Along with your sagging breasts, you may also notice that you are unhappy with the size and position of your nipples and areolas. The nipple-areola complex can be elevated into a more aesthetic position to point forward instead of downward. Additionally, your surgeon can reduce the circumference of the areola to visually balance its size with your breast tissue.

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How Is Breast Lift Surgery Done?

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Anesthesia

Breast lift surgery is performed using general anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Since you will be tired and groggy after your procedure, you will need to bring someone with you to drive you home.

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Incision Options

Incision Options

Your surgeon will determine which breast lift incision technique is right for you based on your specific needs and goals for the procedure.

Common breast lift incision placements include:

  • Around the areola
  • Around the areola and vertically down the pole of the breast
  • Around the areola, vertically down the pole of the breast, and horizontally along the breast crease
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Combining Procedures

Combining Procedures

If you desire more breast volume (whether due to deflation after pregnancy and breastfeeding or because you have naturally small breasts), you may wish to undergo a breast augmentation with your breast lift. You will be able to choose between saline and silicone gel breast implants. A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you determine which breast implant type is right for you.

If you have overly large, pendulous breasts, you may benefit from combining a breast reduction with your breast lift. This can alleviate back and neck pain as well as skin irritation caused by large, heavy breasts.

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What Can I Expect After My Breast Lift Surgery?

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Is a Breast Lift Painful?

When performed under general anesthesia, a breast lift causes minimal discomfort. However, you may experience swelling, bruising, and soreness throughout your recovery. We provide all necessary pain medication that can be taken as needed to combat any discomfort.

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What Is Recovery Like After a Breast Lift?

After your breast lift procedure, we recommend taking about two weeks away from work and regular activities to allow your breasts to heal. You will want to spend much of this time resting, as healing will require a lot of energy. You should avoid strenuous activity and exercise for at least six weeks.

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When Will I See My Breast Lift Results?

Your breast lift results will show once all of the swelling subsides and you are done recovering. The six-week mark is usually when patients are ready to take follow-up photos and reveal their results.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Surgery

You may be a candidate for breast lift surgery if you are unhappy with the appearance of your sagging, deflated breasts. Ideal candidates for breast lift surgery:

  • Do not smoke
  • Are in generally good health
  • Have realistic expectations of the results
  • Are at or near their ideal weight

Unfortunately, breast lift surgery cannot add volume to the breasts. As the breasts are lifted and reshaped, they become more compact and may actually seem smaller.

Many patients who experience breast sagging in addition to volume deflation or naturally small breasts undergo a combined breast lift and breast augmentation surgery. This combination procedure allows the plastic surgeon to correct breast sagging and insert implants to create perky, full breasts.

To determine if you are a candidate for breast lift surgery, we invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation at our state-of-the-art office and surgicenter facility in Fayetteville or at any of our comfortable and convenient satellite locations in LaGrange, McDonough, or Newnan. Our surgical coordinators will speak with you on your first phone call, answer your introductory questions, and schedule your first appointment with one of our surgeons. During this important meeting, our friendly, knowledgeable surgeons and staff will explain all your options and answer any questions you may have.

Your breast lift cost will depend on the amount of correction needed, the type of breast lift you undergo, and whether you combine breast augmentation surgery with your lift. Breast lift surgery cost also depends on surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, and the procedure’s location. A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons in Fayetteville, Newnan, McDonough, or LaGrange can help determine a more specific financial plan.

Depending on whether you have decided on a lift or a combination lift and augmentation, your surgery can take about three or four hours. You will spend 30 to 60 minutes in our recovery room, and then your surgeon will evaluate you and clear you when it’s safe to return home to begin the healing process.

With proper care, your breast lift results are intended to be long lasting. However, weight fluctuations and future pregnancy may reverse your results. It is important to maintain a stable, healthy weight after breast lift surgery to maintain your results.

Ideally, you should wait until you are done having children before undergoing a breast lift. However, young patients with excessive breast sagging may undergo breast lift surgery before having children if they do not want to wait.

 

When performed by one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, breast lift surgery is a generally safe procedure. However, risks are associated with any surgery. These risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor incision healing
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Anesthesia risks
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