Age, pregnancy, breast-feeding, and fluctuations in weight can all contribute to the stress and aging of the breasts. While augmentation surgeries are designed to enhance the size of your breasts, what many women look for is a procedure that helps restore the natural youthful look of their bodies. For these women, the best option is a breast lift.
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises and repositions the breasts to help create more youthful and appealing contours. This is achieved by removing excess skin. The procedure also helps to create a firmer feel to the breasts by repairing the muscles of the chest wall and and tightening breast tissues. The procedure is approved for women over the age of 22 who live healthy, active lifestyles. Women who are pregnant, nursing, or may become pregnant are advised to wait six months to a year after childbirth and breast feeding.
There are many ways to approach breast lift surgery. As every woman is different, every surgical plan should be unique to your needs and desires. First, you should meet with a surgeon to discuss your aesthetic goals to see if this is the right procedure for you. It may be that a lift is only one part of a more comprehensive procedure to reach your aesthetic goals. If you decide to pursue augmentation or reduction as part of your surgical plan, you will then discuss incision patterns and techniques that will affect the results you are looking to achieve. You will decide on breast size and shape, areola position, and the amount of skin to be removed. This procedure is done under general anaesthesia. Post operative recovery requires initial bed rest and several weeks of limited physical activity.
It is important to note there there are risks to consider. Because anaesthesia is used, it will be important to speak to your surgeon about any medications and supplements you take. The best way to avoid these risks and complications is to work with a board certified surgeon who has experience working with women, specifically with breast lift surgery. If you are ready to start considering your aesthetic goals with a surgeon, please visit Newport Beach Plastic Surgery for a consultation. You can also visit my website to browse examples of successful surgeries and read testimonials from past patients.