A breast lift surgery procedure is an excellent option for those who wish to restore the appearance that their breasts once had, without increasing the size or adjusting the shape. A breast lift procedure helps restore the look of the breasts. It rejuvenates the body’s appearance without serious alteration or the introduction of foreign material.
Ideal candidates for the breast lift procedure are healthy women who feel that their breasts have begun to sag, age, or are not symmetrically positioned. These problems may be the result of aging, breastfeeding, and weight changes, or they may be genetic.
Breast lift procedures are able to address a number of problems with the breast. Some of these include:
To ensure the best healing and procedural outcome, patients should stop smoking, hold a steady weight, exercise, and maintain a healthy diet.
The procedure begins with general anesthetic or intravenous sedation administration. Incisions are made in a circle around the nipple. Additional incisions may be made in a line from the nipple to the breast crease if additional tissue must be removed.
The nipple remains attached to the body and excess breast tissue around the nipple is removed. Skin around the edge of the nipple is removed, if desired, to decrease the size of the areola. The nipple is then repositioned in a more central location and sutured in place for support. Excess skin is removed, and the incisions are closed using fine sutures for minimal scarring.
A bandage is applied to the incision areas, and a compression garment may be given to minimize swelling and bruising. This garment may need to be worn for two weeks to support the breasts; additional support will be needed for a few months thereafter.
The incisions may take a few days to heal, and the swelling may require a few weeks to recede enough for the effects of the procedure to be noticeable. Within a few weeks, normal activities may be resumed; however, engaging in strenuous activity may need to wait four to six weeks. The scarring will continue to become less distinct over the next six months.
For more information about breast lifts or to schedule a personal consultation with OKC plastic surgeons Dr. Trent J. Fogleman and Dr. Paul F. Benien, Jr., contact our Oklahoma Surgery Center at 405-691-3111.
Dr. Fogleman and Dr. Benien create elegant, natural results with each surgical procedure or non-surgical treatment they perform. "Quality outcomes," as they say. Their goal is not to make their patients look different – they strive to make them look better, never overdone or obvious.