Over time, many women notice that their breasts begin to sag. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and aging all take their toll. Breast lift surgery by board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., counteracts these effects by restoring breast position for women in Fort Lauderdale and Broward County at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery. After this surgery, known in the medical world as a mastopexy procedure, the breasts look perkier and sit higher on the chest.
|Avg. Surgery Time||2.5-3 hours|
|Location||Certified in-office Operating Room or Outpatient Surgery Center|
|Recovery||Back to work in 2 weeks or less|
Back to full exercise in 6 weeks
|What sets Dr. Eberle apart from the rest?||Limited scar techniques|
Scar recovery program included in your surgical package
Exparel long acting pain medication
Keller funnel and Mentor advanced warranty if undergoing Augmentation mastopexy
|Am I a Good Candidate||Healthy|
Unhappy with saggy breasts and/or enlarged areolas
Realistic goals and expectations
WHAT IS A BREAST LIFT?
Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, is a procedure that will help to lift and firm sagging breasts. Breast lift surgery may also be used to reduce the size of the areola, or the dark skin that surrounds the nipple. Many women opt to also get breast implants in conjunction with breast lift surgery to help retain firmness longer, as these two procedures are often performed together to increase breast size, restore volume and enhance firmness.
BENEFITS OF A BREAST LIFT
Many women suffer from premature sagging of the breast, particularly after pregnancy and childbirth, and some women just naturally have sagging breasts from puberty. With today’s pressure on a toned and fit silhouette, it is no wonder women opt for breast lift surgery to improve their appearance and reduce the appearance of sagging breasts, which can make women appear older than they actually are. Breast lift surgery restores self-esteem by providing a more youthful silhouette.
HOW INVOLVED IS THE BREAST LIFT PROCEDURE?
A breast lift requires general anesthesia and usually takes between two and three hours. The surgery is generally longer and more involved when combined with breast augmentation, which increases breast volume – or breast reduction, which reduces breast volume. During the surgery, excess skin is trimmed away, and the breasts are lifted to a higher position on the chest. The natural tissue is then sculpted into perkier, younger-looking contours.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER A MASTOPEXY?
Following mastopexy surgery, women usually take between one and two weeks off from work. Strenuous activities and heavy lifting should be avoided for up to two months. During the recovery process, a surgical bra or compression garment is worn over the chest. Common side effects include tenderness, soreness, bruising and swelling. Feelings of skin numbness or tightness are also common, especially around the incision area.
IS BREAST LIFT SURGERY RIGHT FOR ME?
If your breasts have lost volume or gravity has stretched the breast skin so that your breasts sag, a breast lift may be right for you. Many women who seek a breast lift find that their breast volume has decreased as the result of pregnancy or weight loss. Others feel like they have too much breast skin for the volume of breast tissue, and that this excess skin allows their breasts to sag lower on their chest. Others feel like their breast tissue is not as firm as it used to be. Breast lift surgery is available for adult women of any age who are in good overall health and is often combined with an implant for enlargement.
HOW MUCH DOES MASTOPEXY COST?
In general, the higher the degree of sagging, the more extensive the surgical work, and the more expensive the surgery. Breast lifts are often performed during the same session as a breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery. This combination procedure tends to be less expensive than if both surgeries were performed separately. Financing is available.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you live in Fort Lauderdale or Broward County and have noticed that your breasts have started to sag, breast lift surgery may be right for you. To learn more about how this procedure can counteract the effects of gravity and give you perkier breasts, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., today for your consultation at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery.