Candidates for a Breast Lift
Women who are happy with the size of their breasts but not their current breast shape are good candidates for a breast lift. For patients who desire changes in both the shape and volume of their breasts, a breast lift procedure can be done at the same time as breast augmentation. A breast lift can be performed for patients at any age, but we usually recommend waiting until breast development has stopped.
If you feel that you fit one or more of the following conditions, you may also be a good candidate for a breast lift:
- Breasts that are pendulous (droopy or sagging) but adequate in size
- Breasts that lack substance or firmness
- If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure
Techniques and Scaring
The outcome is based on the skill and expertise of your surgeon and the facility you choose. If you are considering a breast lift, it’s important that you fully understand the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips here at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. Starting with a procedure that was developed in Brazil, Dr. Sozer took the foundational idea and perfected it to provide more fullness and a longer-lasting result.
Various breast lift techniques can be utilized depending on each patient’s breast size and shape. Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will choose the technique most appropriate for the individual patient. Although each technique leaves a different kind of scar, the scars of a breast lift procedure usually depend on the shape of the breast and the amount of sagging. In mild cases, the incision can be made just around the areola. In more advanced cases, the incision may be around the areola with a straight scar going down. In the most extreme cases, incisions will be made around the areola with a reverse T-shaped scar.
Within time, most scars will fade; however, scar visibility can vary. We do recommend medical grade scar products that can help minimize the appearance of the scar and there are other laser treatments that can help as well.
Breast Lift Recovery and Results
Breast lift (mastopexy) patients can go home the same day of their surgery. Patients will typically need assistance at home for the first to two days; however, they can go back to performing moderate activities within a week to ten days. Vigorous activities such as sports and activities involving arm movement should be avoided for four to six weeks. Patients may return to all their normal activities in about 3 months.
Your new breast lift and shape should remain consistent, unless, you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant. It is also important to know that with the effects aging, gravity will eventually alter the woman’s breasts.
Risks and Complications
All surgery has risks and potential complications. Although the risks are not common, it is important that you understand the potential complications and know that no surgeon can offer risk-free surgery or guarantee of perfect result. Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will discuss any possible risks in detail during your consultation and will be sure to answer any questions or concerns that may arise.
Breast Lift procedures are considered outpatient surgery and are performed under general anesthesia. Our surgical center, El Paso Cosmetic Surgical Center, is in our West El Paso state-of-the-art facility which offers a comfortable and private setting. El Paso Cosmetic Surgical Center has been certified by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. This is a voluntary program of certification, meaning that at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery we choose to have our plastic surgery center inspected to ensure excellence and quality care to our plastic surgery patients. Only those facilities that meet the most stringent requirements for patient care, cleanliness, and equipment are accredited by the AAAASF.
The next step is to schedule your consultation. During your consultation, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sozer or Dr. Phillips will evaluate you and discuss all your questions, concerns and desires before undergoing surgery so you can have realistic expectations. You may call our office at (915) 351-1116 to schedule your consultation or may fill out our “Schedule Your Consultation” tab and someone will contact you to make that appointment. Experience the Science of Beauty.