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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.