Some women have low nipple position and stretched skin. This can be due to weight changes, pregnancy, or “genetics.” Many women are happy with the appearance of their breasts in a bra, but feel differently when the bra comes off. If you imagine a cup of cheerios in a sandwich-sized Ziploc bag, then imagine a cup of cheerios in a gallon-sized Ziploc bag, it looks as if there is less cereal in the gallon-sized bag, even though the volume of cheerios is the same. The idea with a breast lift is that the breast skin is made smaller, giving the illusion of a larger breast even though breast volume does not change. The nipple is also brought into the correct position, giving an overall more pleasing shape to the breast.
If you are considering a breast lift in Troy, give us a call. We can help you understand your options for breast surgery and determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.
How a Breast Lift is Performed
This surgery repositions the nipple to a higher position on the breast and removes excess skin. The areola is often made smaller. This surgery can sometimes be combined with a breast augmentation to make the breast larger in size. Two types of breast lift are offered: the inverted T or anchor scar or the vertical or lollipop scar. You will find which is right for you at your consultation.
The nipple position is corrected and the breast restored to a more youthful shape. This rejuvenation can be done without an implant, but size is not changed unless an implant is placed.
Permanent scars are a tradeoff. Sensation to the nipple can change.
Who Pays for a Breast Lift?
This is a cosmetic procedure, paid for by the patient.
Length of Operation
3 hours (depending on the extent of procedure).
General anesthesia, you will be asleep and monitored the entire time.
In or Outpatient?
Outpatient surgery, you will go home the same day.
The change in the shape of the breast comes with a trade-off for permanent scars. These are located around the areola (the colored skin around the nipple), vertically from the areola down to the fold, and may also include a scar in the fold itself. Nipple sensation may change or be absent after surgery. Women who want to breastfeed after this operation may be unsuccessful.
Breast Lift Surgery Risks
All surgery carries risk. I recommend patients carefully weigh the benefits of having surgery against the potential risks which may arise. Risks include pain, bleeding, infection, damage to nearby structures, need for other procedures, recurrence of skin laxity, dissatisfaction with appearance, asymmetry, seroma, sensory changes including permanent loss of sensation, temporary or permanent changes in facial movement, wound healing delays requiring wound care, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolus. A complete list of risks will be discussed with you before surgery.
Contact our Troy Office to Learn More About Breast Lift Surgery
A breast lift can be a great option for those dealing with sagging after pregnancy or due to aging. If you are considering a breast lif in Troy, we are here to listen to your concerns and help you determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Call today to get started.