If you want your breasts to feel and appear more firm and youthful, a breast lift is what you need. Genetics, gravity, pregnancy, and aging are all contributors to breasts that sag or have lost firmness and volume. A breast lift also called a mastopexy, tightens and contours your breasts, so they sit higher on the chest and look and feel more firm.
You might need a breast lift if:
One breast sits lower on the chest than the other
Nipples or areolas fall in the breast crease when breasts are left without support
Now that you’ve determined that is breast lift is for you, here’s how you can prepare for your surgery. First, arrange a consultation with your doctor to thoroughly discuss what your goals and expectations are. If you are also getting breast implants, be sure to explain to your doctor the size of breasts you prefer. During your consultation, general health will be discussed. Be sure you are at a stable weight and are generally in good health. To help reduce the chance of complications, you must be off medications that can make bleeding more likely. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop.
Plan by scheduling for a recovery period. For the first month and a half post surgery, you will not be able to lift heavy items. This is especially important for those with small children. Consider having a family member or friend help you during those first few weeks of recovery. For the first few days, you will feel uncomfortable and will likely be prescribed a pain medication. After two or so weeks, the doctor will remove your stitches. If needed, minor adjustments can be made later.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that works to restore fullness and a youthful contour to breasts that have sagged or drooped over time. If you’re looking to combat signs of aging and restore a more full and youthful look to your breasts, keep reading and check out some of the top questions patients have about the breast lift procedure.
What are the risks and complications of a breast lift? Complications are generally rare and minimal, but can include infection, changes in nipple sensation, and bleeding. By choosing a well-experienced surgeon, complications can typically be avoided.
Will there be scarring? Scars are part of the surgical process but fortunately, they tend to heal rapidly and fade with time. Experienced surgeons place incisions in inconspicuous areas, often hidden in the natural curvature of the breast to minimize the appearance of scarring.
How will my breasts look and feel following a breast lift? Some bruising and swelling will likely occur after surgery, however this should diminish in a matter of days. After recovery, many women equate their new breasts to that of a teenage girl with young, healthy, firm or perky breasts. Enhanced results can be achieved by combining a breast lift with breast implants.
Will insurance cover my breast lift? Breast lift surgery is considered to be a cosmetic procedure. Since it is not deemed medically necessary, insurance providers do not offer coverage.
Is a combination breast lift and breast implant surgery too much to do at one time? No, this combination of procedures is safe and does not put too much stress on the breasts. In fact, it is better to combine the procedures because less skin needs to be removed, causing less scarring.
Breast Lifts in West Orange and Jersey City
Ready to explore plastic surgery for the first time? Take the first step – contact us today with any questions you may have about the breast lift procedure. To schedule your plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Sanjay Lalla, call our West Orange office at 973-324-9455 or our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to hearing from you.