Do you have sagging breasts that drags down on your morale and diminishes your confidence? The sagging and drooping are common consequences of the natural aging process, weight loss, or pregnancy. In some cases, the breasts may also be very heavy and the surrounding muscles may not be able to support them.
Whatever the cause may be, having sagging breasts can adversely affect your overall appearance and even hinder your day-to-day activities. When you can’t stand to live with them any longer, a breast lift is the procedure you need to finally have relief.
Improve Your Contours with a Breast Lift
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that can help women reshape and improve the aesthetics of their breasts. It is a highly effective procedure that can make the breasts firmer, shapelier, and more youthful. In some cases, it may be combined with other procedures such as a breast augmentation for improved results.
Determine if You Will Make a Good Candidate
You must first determine if you will make a good candidate for the procedure before you decide to undergo it. Generally, the best candidates are healthy women who don’t smoke and if you do, you must be willing to quit for some time. This will help lessen the chances of any difficulties during the surgery and during the recovery period.
The Breast Lift Process
Your journey will begin with a consultation with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will do a detailed assessment of your health condition, medications if any, and your expectations from the surgery. Measurement of the area that has to be corrected is taken in detail to help your surgeon plan the procedure.
A general anesthetic is usually given before the procedure. The entire process may take between one to two hours. You are usually sent home the same day and may not need to stay overnight at the surgical facility.
The procedure starts with an anchor-shaped incision that is strategically placed to be hidden in the breast crease and around the areola. Through this incision, your surgeon will remove excess skin and proceeds to repositioning the nipple to give it a more uplifted and youthful look. Once completed, your surgeon will close the incision with sutures.
Your Road to Recovery
You can resume your work and normal activities within one to two weeks. Your surgeon will advise you to not take on any strenuous exercise and weight lifting routines during the recovery phase for up to a month. Light activities such as a brisk walk, however, are perfectly okay. You should also take care not to bend down or sleep on your stomach until recovery is complete.
The anchor breast lift is hailed as the best method by many surgeons, simply because the results are significant and long lasting.
Contact Our Office
You deserve to look and feel good in your own body. If you’re unhappy with the shape of your breasts and desire a more youthful and uplifted look, contact our office. Doctors William Umansky and Jeffrey Umansky, two board-certified plastic surgeons, will talk to you about the procedure and help you accomplish your aesthetic goals.