Dr. Naderi is exclusively a Facial Plastic Surgeon (Face Specialist). Dr. Naderi refers his patients, seeking concurrent face and body cosmetic surgery, to a number of Washington’s Top Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. This way, you will have the best of both worlds: A face specialist performing your facial cosmetic surgery and a body specialist performing your liposuction, Breast augmentation or Tummy tuck.
The breast lift, technically known as mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to correct sagging and droopiness of the breasts. The procedure can effectively raise and reshape the breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the tissue and nipples. It is also possible to reduce the size of the areolas during surgery. The breast lift may be combined with the insertion of implants for additional firmness and size. Good candidates for breast lift surgery include healthy patients who have realistic expectations for improvement.
Breast lift surgery takes between one and three hours to complete and may be performed with general anesthesia or with local anesthesia and sedation. The incision is commonly shaped like an anchor, running in a circle around the areola and then extending downward in a vertical line and horizontally along the crease beneath the breast. A less extensive incision may be an option for women with smaller breasts and minimal sagging. Once the incisions are made, excess skin is removed and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position.
Swelling and bruising are common after surgery. Patients may also experience some numbness, and any discomfort that occurs can be controlled with medication. A surgical bra or elastic bandage is typically worn during the first few days and then replaced by a soft support bra which is worn for three to four weeks. The stitches may be removed within one to two weeks. Most patients are able to return to work within one to two weeks, though more strenuous activities may need to be postponed for about a month.
Q – What is a breast lift?
The breast lift, known technically as mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning the tissue and nipples. If necessary, the size of the areolas can be reduced during surgery as well. Patients seeking additional firmness and size can opt to have an implant inserted during surgery.
Q – Is a breast lift right for me?
If you are a healthy woman who has realistic expectations for improvement and are looking to improve sagging breasts, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift. Women who are planning future pregnancy may be advised to postpone surgery.
Q – What does a consultation for a breast lift entail?
During a consultation for a breast lift, the plastic surgeon will examine and measure your breasts, take a thorough medical history, and discuss your goals. All aspects of the procedure will be explained including the technique, the anesthesia, the facility, the recovery, the risks, the costs and so on.
Q – What type of anesthesia is used for the breast lift?
General anesthesia is most often used during breast lift surgery, though local anesthesia and sedation may also be an option.
Dr. Naderi refers his patients who seek concurrent Body and Breast Cosmetic Surgery to many of his experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgery colleagues.