Breast Lift Surgery Overview
The goal of breast lift cosmetic surgery is to raise the level of heavily sagging breasts in order to produce more youthful breast contours. Breast lift procedure may be performed independently or in combination with breast augmentation surgery. Over the years, advanced techniques have made breast lift a safer and more effective surgery.
Dr. Wright Jones is an experienced and widely recognized plastic surgeon providing breast lift and various other surgeries. Dr. Jones will customize the procedure to suit the unique aesthetic needs and goals of a patient. He receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding communities for breast lift.
Breast lift plastic surgery may be performed on women who are at least 18 years of age, and who seek perkier, elevated, and firmer looking breasts. If a woman is dissatisfied with the drooping breasts and the downward pointing nipples, she may benefit the most from breast lift surgery.
If in addition to poor elasticity of the breast skin, the patient also seeks enhanced breast size, the surgeon may recommend breast lift in conjunction with breast augmentation. The candidate should not have any near-term plans for a pregnancy, and should not be planning to undergo a major weight loss program soon after breast lift.
Standard Breast Lift
In many cases, the cosmetic surgeon may choose the standard breast lift technique. In this technique, the surgeon will create an anchor shaped incision, beginning with an incision around the areola and another vertical incision down to the breast crease. Sometimes a third horizontal incision along the breast crease may be placed.
Mild scarring is unavoidable with this standard breast lift technique, but the results in terms of reducing droopiness in the lower half of the breasts can be very good. Tighter, firmer and perkier looking breasts can be achieved. Dr. Jones provides this procedure to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby locations.
Breast lift surgery will be performed with the patient under general anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure will begin with the surgeon making the incisions in discreet targeted areas. Through the incisions, the surgeon will remove the excess breast tissue and reshape the underlying tissue to produce more natural looking, youthful, and desirable breasts.
In case of areola reduction, the surgeon will trim away excess tissue from the circumference of the areola to reshape the area. The areola and the nipple may be relocated to a higher position on the breasts to make them look natural. After the surgery is over, the surgeon will pull back the skin smoothly and tightly over the breasts. The incisions will carefully closed with sutures.
The patient will be required to wear a compression garment or surgical bra for a few weeks until the new shape of the breasts becomes firm. Most patients will go through a downtime of about one week, after which they may return to work or resume their normal activities. Heavy lifting of weights and aggressive activities should be avoided for at least a month.
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