What is a Breast Lift Procedure (Mastopexy)?
A breast lift procedure sometimes referred to as a mastopexy, is a surgical technique in which excess skin surrounding the breasts is trimmed and tightened. This gives the breasts a more uplifted appearance, eliminating the sagging that many women experience.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
Firming the pectoral muscles underneath the breasts will provide some support, but cannot eliminate loose, sagging skin caused by a loss of elasticity. As such, sagging breasts only become more prevalent over time. A breast lift will provide long-lasting results and benefits that are noticed almost immediately.
- Perkier, firmer breasts
- Forward-facing nipples
- Symmetry of the breasts
- Appearance of “younger” breasts
- Restored volume in the top half of the breasts
Why Choose a Breast Lift?
There are many reasons a woman may choose a breast lift. Some of the most common motivational factors in choosing a breast lift are:
- Sagging breasts due to aging, hormones, or weight change.
- Loss of volume in the breasts following pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Downward or sideways-facing nipples.
- Loss of shape and firmness in the breasts.
Is a Breast Lift Right for Me?
If you’re experiencing one or more of the factors listed above, it may be time to consider a breast lift procedure. The breast lift is a safe, effective procedure and once he determines your candidacy for the procedure, Dr. Flannagan will make sure this is the right cosmetic treatment for you. At an initial consultation, Dr. Flannagan will talk to you about your main concerns with your current breasts and the outcome of the procedure. Once he determines if you are medically eligible, Dr. Flannagan will develop a safe treatment plan created just for you.
What is the Ideal Age for Someone Considering this Procedure?
Some women feel that age is a factor for a breast lift, but there is no desired age for this procedure. The breast lift can benefit women of all ages and boost confidence. All candidates must qualify physically, and Dr. Flannagan will help you to understand everything he considers before recommending a breast lift.
How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Have a Breast Lift?
Dr. Flannagan suggests waiting at least three months following pregnancy to get a breast lift. If you are breastfeeding, Dr. Flannagan may suggest waiting for a longer period of time to ensure maximum benefit. As your body heals and changes after childbirth, it is important to give the breasts time to adjust. If you do a breast lift too early, your breasts may change in size or shape during the healing period. It is always best to have a stable breast size when considering breast surgery.
What Should I Expect After a Breast Lift?
Following a breast lift, you will have some time in which it is recommended that you rest. The healing is not unlike breast implant surgery; there will be some tenderness and discomfort. Our aftercare instructions are detailed and very easy to follow, and we want to keep you as comfortable and healthy as possible throughout recovery. We will provide you with these instructions prior to your appointment so you will know what to have ready at home. During healing, there will be some swelling, preventing you from seeing immediate, full results. The complete outcome of the procedure can typically be seen within a few months.
How Long is the Recovery After a Breast Lift Procedure?
Each person is different, and will, therefore, require a different recovery period. You may notice some discomfort when lifting heavy objects or raising your arms above your head. Listen to your body and do not force any activities that are uncomfortable. You should gradually begin increasing your activity level around two weeks after surgery and be at full capacity within six weeks or so.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Procedure Cost?
The first step in determining your cost is to schedule a breast lift consultation at Flannagan Plastic Surgery. This will allow us to develop a custom treatment program as well as a detailed cost analysis. We will then go over this cost analysis item by item to ensure you fully understand each item listed. After that, our team will work out the best financing option for your needs and budget. Most of our patients use a combination of the following to pay for their procedures:
- Personal or cashier’s checks
- American Express
- CareCredit® Financing
Why Choose Flannagan Plastic Surgery?
Flannagan Plastic Surgery offers safe and effective breast lift procedures to residents of Evansville and Jasper and the surrounding cities. If you are in the tri-state area of Indiana, Northern Kentucky, or Illinois, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ryan Flannagan at Flannagan Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation and learn how a breast lift can provide you with a more youthful, uplifted figure.