Mastopexy Surgery: Lifted Breasts Look Younger & Prettier
Mastopexy, also known as breast lift surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that lifts and reshapes sagging breasts. This surgery has become increasingly popular in the United States, with thousands of patients undergoing mastopexy each year.
In this article, top board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area will discuss what mastopexy surgery is, the techniques used, recovery time, and the expected results. He will also compare mastopexy with and without breast implants and explore who is a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
Mastopexy Surgery Techniques
Mastopexy surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take between two to three hours to complete. The procedure involves making incisions on the breast to remove excess skin, reshape the breast tissue, and reposition the nipple and areola to a higher position on the breast. A skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area can position the incisions in a way that minimizes scarring and is well-hidden within the natural contours of the breast.
The technique used during mastopexy surgery will vary depending on the degree of breast sagging, amount of available breast tissue, level of skin laxity, and the patient’s unique individual needs. In some cases, a periareolar technique is used, where the incision is made around the areola to lift and reshape the breast. In other cases a plastic surgeon may use a vertical “lollipop” technique, where the incision is made around the areola and down the breast’s center to achieve a more significant lift.
Mastopexy Surgery With & Without Breast Implants
Mastopexy surgery can be performed with or without breast implants, depending on the patient’s amount of existing breast tissue and their desired outcome. Patients who want to increase their breast size while also correcting sagging may benefit from a combined mastopexy and breast augmentation procedure. This surgery involves inserting breast implants during the mastopexy procedure to enhance breast volume and improve overall breast shape and contour.
Patients who do not wish to increase their breast size can undergo a mastopexy without breast implants. This procedure focuses solely on lifting and reshaping the breast tissue to achieve a more youthful breast appearance, that is natural looking and does not involve artificial implants.
Mastopexy Surgery Recovery Time & Results
After mastopexy surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days. Pain medication and cold compresses can help alleviate any discomfort. Patients will need to wear a supportive bra for several weeks after surgery to minimize swelling and promote proper healing.
Most patients can return to work and normal activities within a week or two, although it is recommended to avoid any strenuous exercise or activities that could strain the breasts for the first several weeks after surgery. Patients can expect to see the results of their mastopexy surgery immediately, although the final results may take several months to fully appear, as the swelling subsides over time. The results of mastopexy surgery can last for many years. Although natural aging and gravity cannot be entirely stopped, patients who have had breast lift surgery typically experience significantly less sagging again over time.
Good Candidates for Mastopexy Surgery
A good candidate for mastopexy surgery is almost any woman who is unhappy with the shape, position, or sagging of their breasts. This surgery is suitable for women who have breasts that are sagging due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, heredity, or just the effects of natural aging. Patients should be in good overall health, not smoke, and not have any medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications during or after surgery.
It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of mastopexy surgery. Mastopexy surgery alone can improve breast shape and position but does not significantly increase breast size. Patients who want to increase their breast size will benefit from a combined mastopexy and breast augmentation procedure that uses breast implants to achieve the increased volume that they desire.
There are no specific age restrictions for mastopexy surgery, but it is generally recommended for women who have fully developed breasts and are not currently pregnant or breastfeeding. Women who are planning to have children in the future, should understand that pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to change shape and size, which may affect the results of mastopexy surgery. So, Dr. Ali may recommend a patient wait until after having children before undergoing the procedure. However, some still choose to undergo mastopexy surgery before having children.
Top Surgeon | Mastopexy Surgery | Troy, MI area
The decision to undergo mastopexy surgery is highly personal and should be carefully considered in consultation with a top board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ali at AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Troy, MI area.
Dr. Ali specializes in breast enhancement procedures – including breast lifts, breast augmentation (implants), and breast reconstruction. He also is one of very few surgeons in the Troy, MI area to offer state-of-the-art Vectra 3D imaging. This revolutionary computer system provides a three-dimensional digital image of the patient’s breasts from every angle with their surgical options and expected outcomes before their mastopexy – so they can see the results they can expect before committing to the procedure.
Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women in the Troy, MI area and across Michigan get the look they love with mastopexy surgery. He will be happy to offer you a consultation to answer all of your questions, and help you select the best breast lift or augmentation procedure for your goals.
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