Mastopexy, also known as breast lift, surgically lifts and reshapes the breast.
The human body goes through many changes during every stage of life. For women, the changes in the appearance of their breast can be a significant factor in their self esteem and the way they present themselves to the world. If the effects of aging, changes in weight, or the normal effects of gravity has changed your breasts in such a way that you are not happy with them, a breast lift might be the solution for you.
At Arkansas Plastic Surgery, our skilled plastic surgeons have served the central Arkansas region for over 20 years. Our mission includes restoring, refining, and enhancing your natural beauty. We advocate for patient education, privacy, and overall satisfaction with your surgical outcome, no matter what procedure you seek.
Arkansas Breast Lift Surgery
Breast lift surgery, often also referred to as mastopexy, can restore the shape of flat or sagging breasts. It is a surgical procedure that raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. Gravity, genetics, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, and aging can cause your breasts to sag and lose their shape. You can have lifted, more shapely, natural breasts as a direct result of breast lift surgery.
A breast lift is a highly individualized procedure, and your personal goals and desires should be discussed thoroughly with your surgeon. The plastic surgeons at Arkansas Plastic Surgery in Little Rock, Arkansas will talk with you in great detail about options for a breast lift in order to meet your individual desires and expectations. Breast lifts may require a small breast implant to restore upper fullness. With Dr. Bauer’s and Dr. Talbert’s skill and experience in mastopexy surgery, your breast lift can usually be completed in 2 hours.
Each patient has different needs, and we understand scarring is often a concern. During your consultation, our surgeons explain which incision may be right for your needs and the special steps you can both take to prevent excessive scarring. Through new techniques, it is often possible to significantly shorten your scars, creating a more natural look.
Breast Lift Surgery Procedure
For your comfort and safety, you will be under general anesthesia for this outpatient procedure. Incisions are usually placed under the breast, around the nipple areola, and vertically from the nipple to the breast crease. Through new techniques, it is often possible to significantly shorten your scars.
During your breast lift surgery, your surgeon may also reposition your nipple to a more natural height and reduce the size of your areolas to, again, result in a more natural appearance. Once both breasts have been reshaped during surgery, your surgeon closes the incisions and the aftercare process begins.
Following your breast lift surgery, you will wear gauze and a surgical bra. Swelling and bruising subsides with a few days, and a softer support or sports bra can be worn as you continue healing. Recovery depends on the extent of your breast lift. You can usually return to light activities within a day or two and full activities within 3-4 weeks.
For more information on breast lift, please contact our office in Little Rock, Arkansas to schedule a free cosmetic consultation.