Breast Lift in Dallas and Allen, TX
There is a common misunderstanding that a breast implant can address breast ptosis and lift a sagging breast. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Adding a large implant to an already sagging breast will simply result in a more significant droop.
To properly address the issue of breast ptosis (sagging), Dr. Todd Pollock recommends a breast lift (mastopexy). Breast lift surgery is a popular procedure that usually provides patients the aesthetic results they seek.
Should I Get a Breast Lift?
Women whose breasts sag due to age, pregnancy, or other factors may want to consider a breast lift. This procedure can raise drooping breasts, tighten loose skin, and make breasts look more perky and youthful. Breast lift surgery can also adjust the shape and projection of the areolas and restore downward-facing nipples to a pre-pregnancy-like state.
Ideal candidates are in good health with no medical conditions or medications that may cause complications. Patients should wait until they have finished having children to ensure optimal, long-lasting results.
What Can a Breast Lift Do for Me?
A breast lift restores perkiness and firmness to the breasts. Many patients find that their breasts gradually deflate and lose their perky projection after weight loss or pregnancy. This also happens naturally as a result of aging. A breast lift can reverse some of these effects by removing excess skin and tightening underlying glandular tissues.
To maintain breast lift results, patients should ensure that they can maintain a stable weight following their operation. For patients looking to adjust the size of their breasts, a breast augmentation procedure or breast reduction surgery may be combined with a breast lift.
How Is a Breast Lift Performed?
A breast lift is usually performed under general anesthesia. There are three main types of incisions used for breast lift surgery: the donut incision, lollipop incision, and anchor incision.
- This incision is primarily used to address mild breast ptosis.
- Two concentric incisions are made around each areola, and the skin between these incisions is removed.
- This incision is often used to correct mild to moderate sagging and can also reposition nipples.
- An incision is made around the areola that travels vertically down the lower pole of the breast.
- This incision is used to treat extensive sagging but can result in larger and slightly more visible scars.
- The incisions run around the areola, down the lower pole of the breast, and along the inframammary fold (breast crease).
What Is Breast Lift Recovery Like?
Following a breast lift, patients must wear a compression garment to reduce swelling and ensure healing. Patients should wear this garment for at least two weeks. During these two weeks, patients should avoid placing pressure or strain on their breasts.
Patients may return to work within five to 14 days after surgery. Most patients should be fully recovered and ready to resume rigorous activities within six weeks.
What Are the Results of Breast Lift Surgery?
Initial results of a breast lift will be visible within two to four weeks as postoperative swelling fades. It can take up to six months for final results to become apparent.
While a breast lift will restore a more perky appearance to the breast, it cannot stop the natural aging process or prevent new sagging from occurring over time. Extreme weight changes can exacerbate this over time.
The effects of a breast lift often last 10 to 15 years. After that point, another breast lift procedure may be necessary.
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Contact information for individual North Dallas Plastic Surgery offices
North Dallas Office
8305 Walnut Hill Ln #210
Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 363-2575Directions & Office Hours
Allen, Tx Office
317 N. Central Expressway Suite 100
Allen, Texas 75013
Phone: (214) 509-0270Directions & Office Hours