Breast Lift Atlanta
Restore the appearance of your breasts for a more youthful look
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, involves correcting drooping or ‘ptosis’ of the breast as well as the position of the nipple. A breast lift procedure is similar to a breast reduction (a.k.a. reduction mammaplasty) in terms of lifting the breast and correcting nipple position. However, a breast lift differs from a breast reduction in that a significant amount of breast tissue is typically not removed. Usually, it is loose skin that is tightened while preserving most of the existing breast tissue.
Breast Lift Consultation
Dr. Patel will engage you in a detailed discussion of your goals, your anatomy, and what is the best approach to meet your goals while minimizing visible scarring. As with most all plastic surgery procedures, you do make a necessary tradeoff of scarring for contour.
Dr. Patel utilizes up-to-date breast lift techniques to help correct your breast shape and improve breast symmetry. He typically employs a vertical mastopexy design, which allows for a higher, tighter, and rounder breast.
Breast Lift consultation
What to Expect After a Breast Lift
After your surgery, you will wake up from general anesthesia in a recovery room. You may may experience mild bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Most breast lift surgeries will involve a certain degree of scarring to the breast, depending on the mastopexy pattern. Your long-term recovery depends on the amount of skin removed, the level of discomfort after the procedure, any use of closed suction drains, and the patient’s occupation, especially if it entails heavy lifting. Most of our patients can go back to work after a breast lift surgery anywhere from 7 to 14 days after their procedures, so long as they adhere to weight-bearing and other physical restrictions.
Best Candidates for Breast Lifts
You’re a good candidate for a breast lift if:
Breast Lift FAQs
A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation to create a more uplifted breast with larger volume. With competing forces of lifting with gravity (due to new implants), a so-called augmentation-mastopexy is a higher risk operation overall and is not possible or safe for everyone. Dr. Patel will discuss his concerns with you based on your anatomy to determine whether the procedures can be combined as a single stage or require splitting up into two stages.
Well-known breast lift designs include periareolar (around the nipple areola complex only), ”lollipop” (periareolar plus a vertical scar extending to the breast fold), and a mini-T or inverted-T (a lollipop plus a horizontal extension that blends into the breast fold). Dr. Patel will thoroughly assess your anatomy and goals to recommend the procedure that is most suitable for your needs.
It depends on the amount of skin removed, the level of discomfort after the procedure, any use of closed suction drains, and the patient’s occupation, especially if it entails heavy lifting. Most of our patients can go back to work after a breast lift surgery anywhere from 7 to 14 days after their procedure, so long as they adhere to weight-bearing and other physical restrictions.