Breast Lift

What is a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy is a procedure where the breasts are lifted. It can be done to reposition and/or improve chest tissue, as well as create more fullness over one's superior part of the breast(s).

Who is a Breast Lift Candidate?

Best candidates for this surgery should have realistic expectations; physically healthy women who want some improvement rather than perfectionism will likely fare better in their results from an operation like this

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Breast Lift Surgery Pre-Op and Post-Op

How do I prepare for my Breast Lift?

Mastopexy is a procedure that may be done in outpatient centers, with general anesthesia used to assure the patient's safety. It will not cause as much pain since there are no muscles being detached during surgery. This procedure takes between 2.5 to 4 hours, and patients should arrange to have someone drive them home after the procedure.

What happens during a Breast Lift?

Mastopexy with augmentation can be done as an outpatient procedure, using either general anesthesia or IV sedation. The method of inserting your implants will be through the nipple areola or vertical incision as similar incisions will be required to lift the breast as well. A full lift can result in a lollipop type or an anchor-shaped scar that fades over time and is hidden on the lower aspect of the breast. The surgery usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete.

What is the Breast Lift Recovery Process?

After your surgery, you may feel tired for a few days. You should be up and around within 48 hours; most of the discomfort can be controlled by prescribed pain medication from Dr. Chmielewski

What are the Risks of a Breast Lift?

Breast lift surgery has many risks, including capsular contracture which can cause problems for patients. There is also infection risk after the operation and in some cases it may be necessary to remove your implants until everything clears up. When rupture occurs due accidently injury or normal wear-and tear of breasts on an object, leaking silicone happens too; this usually leads doctors ordering removal with replacement surgery.