Candidates for a Breast Lift
Many breast lift candidates have been pregnant or nursed in the past, causing their breasts to droop. Others may have had a change in body weight, leaving them with sagging breasts. Some women who have sagging breasts, however, simply notice that their breasts droop with age. Whatever the cause, these women wish to regain rounder, more youthful breasts with more cleavage.
The different grades of ptosis (or sagging) are often measured based on nipple position. Women with nipples that point downward have severe ptosis and benefit the most from breast lift surgery. However, any woman whose nipples are positioned at or below the inframammary fold (the natural crease below the breasts) can be a candidate for a breast lift.
While a breast lift can improve the position and shape of the breasts, the procedure does not significantly affect breast size. In fact, because a breast lift removes excess skin, the breasts may be slightly smaller after the procedure. For this reason, some women, especially those who want larger breasts after their breast lift, choose to combine their breast lift with breast implants.
Get a Free Breast Lift Consultation
The first step in achieving your ideal figure with a breast lift is scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to helping you embrace your look once again.
Your Breast Lift Procedure
Choosing to have a breast lift is a highly personal decision. During your consultation, Dr. Andan makes sure to take the time to go over everything about breast lift surgery. He talks about who is a candidate for the surgery, the procedure details and also the healing process. He also answers any questions you may have. During the consultation, he’ll take a detailed medical history and examine you to assess if you are a good candidate, and then discuss the results you can expect to achieve.
Prior to the procedure, you would need a mammogram and or a breast ultrasound in addition to blood work to make sure you are healthy enough to have the procedure.
A breast lift is done under general anesthesia and Dr. Andan would see you a day after the procedure. When performing the breast lift, Dr. Andan lifts the breasts to their original location on the torso. He then molds the breast tissue into a rounder shape before tightening the breast skin, trimming away any extra skin and repositioning the nipples. He may also resize the areolas. When combining a breast lift with breast augmentation using implants, Dr. Andan inserts the breast implants before performing the breast lift.
Finally, the incisions are carefully closed with dissolvable sutures. These sutures bypass the need for removing stitches at a follow-up appointment, which allows for optimal scar healing. Mastopexy is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia, so you can return home as soon as your procedure is complete. Dr. Andan will see you in the office for your first follow up visit a day after your procedure. During subsequent follow-up appointments, Dr. Andan will discuss with you how to achieve the perfect scar.
Your Recovery & Results
The night of your surgery, you will receive a personal phone call from our office to check on the first stage of your recovery, make sure you are feeling well and answer any questions you might have.
Most women are able to return to their normal routine after about a week. It’s important to avoid strenuous activities for several weeks following your procedure, although you can ease back into light exercises after a couple of weeks.
You should notice an immediate difference in the position of your breasts after your breast lift. However, your final results will be obscured by swelling, which takes several weeks to resolve. Once your body has healed, your breasts should look and feel firmer, more rounded and natural, and be in the position that you desire.
Your Next Step
Take the next step by scheduling your complimentary consultation with Dr. Andan. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.