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Sagging or ptotic breasts occur with age, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations, but can be improved with a breast lift, or mastopexy. In the case of mild ptosis or deflation hypomastia, a breast implant alone may correct the deformity. In cases where moderate or severe ptosis is occurring, a breast lift will be required.

Moderate ptosis can be corrected by excision of skin in a doughnut fashion around the areola. More severe sag will require a vertical scar or anchor shaped scar below the nipple to tighten the loose breast around the elevated nipple.

Ideal Candidates for a Breast Lift

The best candidates for breast lift surgery are patients experiencing breast sagging, downward-pointing nipples, breast shape asymmetries, and enlarged or stretched areolae.

Patients who have no pregnancy plans are excellent candidates for mastopexy surgery. Ideal candidates are non-smokers, at a stable weight, and in good overall health. Candidates must have realistic expectations.

Breast Lift

Your Consultation

Your consultation will be handled by either Dr. Park or Dr. Rebowe. This will involve a discussion of your breast concerns and your breast lift goals. Your medical records will be evaluated, including any allergies and past procedures.

Preoperative evaluation with physical exam and possibly imaging (mammogram or ultrasound) will be performed prior to surgery to rule out cancer.

A personalized surgical plan will be created for your mastopexy procedure. It will be discussed thoroughly to give you a clear picture of the process. You can ask questions regarding the plan, and these will be properly addressed by your surgeon. A date will be chosen for your breast lift procedure.

The Breast Lift Procedure

The operation will last 1.5 to 3 hours under general anesthesia or deep sedation typically as an outpatient. Incisions will be created as per the surgical plan.

The breast lift procedure will involve removing excess skin, reshaping and supporting the underlying breast tissues, repositioning and resizing the areolae, and tightening the remaining skin.

The incisions will be closed using sutures to complete the breast lift surgery. Bandages will be applied to protect the breasts. A tiny tube may be inserted to drain fluids during recovery.

The Recovery Process

For a few days, the breasts will be tender, bruised, and swollen, but pain will resolve over several days and can be easily treated with prescribed medication. A support or sports bra is helpful. Swelling will resolve over weeks to months, light activity can be resumed immediately and strenuous activity at 4 to 6 weeks. The risks of mastopexy include recurrent sag, enlarged areola, poor scarring, infection, bleeding, asymmetry, altered nipple sensation, and wound healing problems.

Breast Lift Cost

The cost of the breast lift procedure will depend on the techniques used and the time required to perform mastopexy surgery. Price can also vary based on anesthesia fees and other associated costs. Financing for breast lifts and other procedures is available through CareCredit.

Set Up Your Appointment

For more information about breast lifts in Mobile, Alabama, arrange a consultation at The Park Clinic for Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to set up your appointment!

 


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