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Breast Lift Surgery

Howard Plastic Surgery

Breast Lift

Mastopexy, or Breast Lift, is the surgical procedure to lift sagging breasts to improve the contour and appearance by removing excess skin. Women’s breasts often change causing a loss of skin elasticity or breast volume as a result of various reasons such as weight loss, pregnancy, heredity, gravity, breast feeding, and/or age.

There are three different types of breast lifts depending on which is right for you to achieve your cosmetic goals. Breast lift is often accompanied with a breast augmentation to help restore shape and volume. An entire breast size is often reduced as a result of a breast lift without the placement of an implant.

Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts. As the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Breast Lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts--at least, for a time. (No surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity.) Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume--for example, after pregnancy--breast implants inserted in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and their size. If you're considering a breast lift, this brochure will give you a basic understanding of the procedure--when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Please be sure to ask your doctor if there is anything about the procedure you don't understand.

The three different types of breast lift:

Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery

Avoid taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior to your scheduled surgery date.

Get medical clearance from your primary medical doctor.

Stop smoking at least one month prior to your scheduled surgery date.

Arrange for childcare for the first few days following your surgery. Dr. Howard may recommend you not lift your children for up to 2 weeks following surgery.

Breast Lift Recovery & Downtime

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