What is Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery in Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts lifts sagging breasts, resulting in a more youthful figure. Women’s breasts change over the course of time, and many factors contribute to these changes including pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or gain, aging, gravity, and hereditary factors.
Am I a good candidate for breast lift surgery?
Ideal breast lift candidates have sagging breasts or breasts that have lost their shape. Other cosmetic concerns that are addressed by a breast lift include nipples that fall below the crease of the breast, enlarged areolas, and uncomfortable or self-conscious feelings due to the appearance of the breasts. Patients should also be non-smokers, overall healthy and at a stable weight. Learn about how to determine if you need a breast lift in Dr. Hall’s video blog, The Thoughtful Patient’s Guide!
What are my options for breast lift surgery?
There are three main breast lift techniques available, including the Wise pattern breast lift, the vertical breast lift, and the Circumareolar breast lift. The Wise pattern involves incisions placed along the breast fold, vertically from the fold to the areola, and around the areolar border. This incision pattern results in scars that resemble an anchor. The vertical breast lift, also called the lollipop lift, involves an incision made around the areola, as well as another extending down to the breast fold. Lastly, the Circumareolar breast lift involves an incision made around the areola. During your consultation, Dr. Hall will help to determine which technique is most appropriate for you.
How is a breast lift performed?
The incision placement is dependent on which breast lift technique you and Dr. Hall have decided on that best meets your goals. After the incisions are made, Dr. Hall raises and reshapes underlying breast tissue to improve the breast contour. The nipple and areola will also be lifted to a more youthful height, and if needed, enlarged areolas will be reduced. Any remaining skin is then tightened and the incisions are closed.
What should I expect during recovery?
Bandages or dressings will be wrapped around incision sites after surgery. You will also be advised to wear a surgical bra to help support your breasts during the healing process. Pain medication will be prescribed to help with any discomfort you may have. There may also be a small drain tube placed to drain any excess blood or fluid collection. Dr. Hall will provide specific instructions for breast lift recovery, and it is imperative that you follow the instructions for a fast and safe recovery.
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