Why Get a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, can raise breasts that have undergone significant droop due to pregnancy, weight changes, and natural aging. Several factors can contribute to the drooping of breasts. These factors can range from natural aging, genetics, gravity, fluctuations in weight or even pregnancy and breastfeeding.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast lifts have grown 70% since 2000 and outpaces breast implants 2 to 1. If you are content with the size of your breast, but do not want the sagging breasts, then a breast lift would be ideal for you.
A breast lift can raise the breasts while improving skin tone, breast shape, and overall aesthetics. In certain patients, a breast lift is performed in conjunction with breast augmentation in order to achieve the desired result. A comprehensive consultation will help determine what procedure best fits your needs based on your anatomy.
The breast lift procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Incision and scar placement depends on the type of breast lift you undergo. The pain associated with a breast lift tends to be mild. You may need to wear an elastic bandage or surgical bra for a short period of time. During breast lift surgery (mastopexy), the surgeon raises the breast by removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue.
Your Ft. Lauderdale cosmetic surgeon will speak with you about the various types of incisions based on the amount of lift you need and the quality of your skin. Breast lift surgery is an outpatient surgery and during recovery, you will be required to wear an elastic bandage or support bra to support your breasts in the healing process and minimize swelling. The patient will also be given specific instructions by their Ft. Lauderdale plastic surgeon to follow during recovery. Most activities that do not involve heavy lifting can be resumed after 1 week.