A breast lift is a surgery to reshape and lift sagging or drooping breasts. Pregnancy, weight gain and loss, gravity and breastfeeding all take a toll on your breasts. The breasts lose their shape and firmness as the skin loses its elasticity. A breast lift can also reduce the size of an enlarged areola (the dark skin around the nipple). A breast lift may be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation if your breasts are small or have lost volume due to pregnancy.
Many women are unhappy to see their breasts begin to sag and droop, whether due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, or genetics. A breast lift can give you a more youthful figure, and may be the right solution if you have any of the following issues:
There are two standard incisions for performing a breast lift. These are:
Incision around areola, appropriate for mild sagging.
Around areola, vertically down lower portion of breast, and in breast crease, appropriate for moderate to severe sagging.
Getting pregnant after a breast lift is not a problem. However, there is a risk that your milk supply from breastfeeding could be affected. You may not be able to create as much milk as needed to sustain a child. There is also a chance that you could lose nipple sensation temporarily, which may take up to a year to fully restore. If not restored after a year, you could have lost that sensation indefinitely.
We can perform a breast lift and breast augmentation in one surgery if you want to enhance bust size. Sizers are used to help Dr. Parker select the implant size and shape that will look most attractive on your body. If you choose to have an augmentation along with your breast lift, the implants may be placed either under the muscle, or directly beneath the existing breast tissue – this will be discussed with you.
For those who choose breast enhancement with the lift, a surgical pocket will be created in which to place the implant. Dr. Parker will choose the best type of breast implant to achieve the result and look you desire. Implants are warrantied against rupture, with a lifetime replacement, and up to $3,500 towards a future surgery.
In your breast lift, Dr. Parker may choose to use fat transfer to help fill in slight deficiencies in your breast but it will not create the same look as an implant would. This procedure has many benefits, including:
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