What is a Breast Lift?
Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of your breasts. Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy lifts droopy, pendulous breasts that often occur following weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding. Patients who are generally satisfied with the size of their breasts can have a breast lift to raise and firm them, resulting in a more youthful breast contour. Some patients may be unhappy that they have lost a significant amount of breast volume over time especially in the upper portion of their breasts. In such cases, implants inserted in conjunction with a breast lift can increase breast size at the same time as the shape and position of the breasts are enhanced.
Consulting with Dr. Mezrow:
During the consultation, Dr. Mezrow will ask you about your particular concerns regarding your breasts and desired breast size. This will help determine your expectations and determine whether they can be realistically achieved.
You should tell your plastic surgeon if you plan to lose a significant amount of weight, particularly if you have noticed that your breasts become smaller with weight loss. Your surgeon may recommend that you stabilize your weight before having surgery.
After obtaining a comprehensive medical and surgical history, Dr. Mezrow will examine your breasts and chest wall. The breast volume, asymmetries, breast skin tone, presence of masses, nipple position and sensation will be assessed. . Dr. Mezrow will also take measurements that will guide him in surgical planni
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How is the procedure done/Where will I have scars?
There are different incision options depending on the distance the nipple-areola need to be raised and the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. . The incisions range from limited incision around the areola only (periareolar), to classically described as an anchor, around the areola extending vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast fold, then horizontally along the curve of the breast fold. Other options may include the anchor design with no scar or limited scar along the breast fold. Dr. Mezrow will discuss which technique you are a candidate for. After making the incisions the excess skin is excised and breast tissue with the nipple –areola are raised to a higher position. Typically, the areola which are enlarged are reduced in size. As previously mentioned, an implant may be placed at the time of the mastopexy or as a secondary procedure if you desire larger, fuller breasts (breast augmentation) in addition to your breast lift surgery.The procedure is performed as an outpatient. The procedure typically takes approximately 2-3 hours to perform depending on the technique of mastopexy. Most patients recover within 1 to 2 hours after surgery and are discharged home