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Introduction to Breast Lift Miami or Mastopexy

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to improve the look of sagging breasts as a result of aging, weight loss, nursing, loss of elasticity, firmness, and other factors. When a patient undergoes a breast lift surgery, the surgeon will contour the breasts as the tissues are tightened, reshaped and extra skin is removed. Breast lift surgery has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) revealed that since the year 2000, breast lifts have gone up by 70%, significantly outpacing breast implants. Breast lift Miami techniques have become more advanced than ever before. According to this ASPS research, more than 90,000 breast lifts were performed in 2013 alone.

Breast Lift Miami candidates

There are a series of factors and characteristics that can define an ideal candidate for a surgery such as a breast lift. Although a breast lift can make you feel like you can finally stop carrying a burden on your chest, literally…. Breast lift surgery is not necessarily the answer to perfection.

Breast lift candidates are considered to be women who are in good standing health and who have breasts that have dropped or sagged through time either because of pregnancy, large size, loss of volume or weight loss. Women who are looking into a breast lift procedure should not smoke or should withdraw from smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery.

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

Breast Lift surgery takes between one (1) and three (3) hours and is performed under general anesthesia. This is an outpatient procedure. In cases where more skin removal is necessary, an overnight stay may be required.

Types of Breast Lift Surgery

Anchor Breast Lift

Women with large breast or with terribly saggy breast require an anchor-shaped breast lift. In this surgery, the surgeon moves the nipple and the areola up a greater distance. To do this, the doctor must do both a vertical and a horizontal incision.

The two incisions give the surgeon more freedom when shaping the new breast. This is a highly invasive procedure and requires the use of general anesthesia. In a way, this procedure is similar to the breast reduction. However, in breast lift Miami the breast tissue remains intact, only skin is removed.

Vertical Breast Lift

This method removes excess of fat around the areola. First, the doctor makes a vertical incision. The incision goes from the base of the areola to the bottom of the breast. The doctor then removes excess skin along the incision. Afterwards, the doctor rolls back the tissue into place. This procedure helps reduce bagginess and helps reshape the breast. It also creates minimal scarring tissues. This surgery requires general anesthesia.

Concentric Breast Lift

Doctors do not consider the concentric procedure too invasive. They usually perform it on patients with smaller breast or with a lesser breast fall. It requires fewer incisions. When operating, the doctor draws a series of concentric circles around the areola. Gently, the doctor cuts around them, removes the skin and then pushes the areola upward, later sews the skin back in place. This method produces less scarred tissues.

Breast Lift with Implants

Oftentimes, it is very common for women to have a breast lift along with a breast augmentation in order to have more volume and achieve a “perky” look. If your breasts have fallen and sagged enough to the point where you have lost the volume in your chest, then a breast lift in conjunction with a breast augmentation might be right for you. Having both procedures performed at the same time can result in a lifted and fuller looking chest, providing patients with maximum results.

Breast Lift Surgery at Eres Plastic Surgery

Breast lifts at Eres Plastic Surgery can be performed in two ways, either isolated or by itself, or in conjunction with another procedure. For example, breast lifts are typically performed in order to lift the breasts and achieve a more youthful, natural look in the chest. For this reason, it may take an individual more than just a breast lift in order to achieve such results.

Individuals who are interested in having a breast lift can now choose to do it either alone, or in conjunction with an augmentation or reduction surgery. If you would like fuller breasts or smaller breasts, having this procedure done in conjunction with an extra procedure will provide you with the exact results you desire.

Preparation before the Breast Lift Surgery

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Women desiring a Breast Lift surgery need to have a healthy lifestyle so the healing process may be faster. This means to stay away from smoking for at least three (3) weeks prior to the surgery. The patient should be nutritionally balanced and have not taken any supplements that might contribute to excess bleeding. Patients need to complete preoperative testing lab work prior to surgery and a mammogram depending on the age and family history. Patients will shower and wash well with anti-bacterial soap the day before the surgery and arrange a friend or a family member to drive them home and to help out for a few days if needed.

The Day of your surgery

Breast lifts are performed under general anesthesia and typically takes an hour to three hours to be performed. The incision is carried out, excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the uppermost position and the breast is again formed. The most common technique involves an anchor-shaped incision; thus localized around the areola, in an upright line down from the nipple area and the bottom crease of the breast.

After Breast Lift Surgery

Following surgery, for the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours the breasts will be bloated, bruised and uncomfortable, but the pain will eventually subside and it can also be alleviated with medication prescribed by your surgeon. An elastic bandage or a surgical brassiere over gauze dressings are generally worn and will be substituted by a soft supporting bra within a few days.

Sutures will be removed after about a week or two. Patients should prevent straining, bending and lifting heavy objects. These efforts may increase swelling and bleeding. They also need to sleep on their backs to prevent putting pressure on the chest. Patients may feel less sensation of the nipple. It might take some time for the sensation to normalize. The incisions are either pink or red and lumpy during the first months after surgery. Creams and massage will help them get their normal color.


Breast Lift recovery

While At Home:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Take pain medications as ordered by your doctor.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Take at least a week off from work.
  • Abstain from intercourse for at least two weeks after the surgery.
  • Check your temperature from time to time.
  • Avoid lifting anything over the head for about three to four weeks.
  • Have a friend or a family member take care of your pets.

Call the doctor immediately if these complications occur:

  • If there is fever above 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you see blood in the urine and/or feces.
  • If there is sudden bruising, swelling, or skin darkening.
  • If convulsions or uncontrollable vomiting occur.
  • If sudden loss of consciousness.
  • If the swelling comes accompanied by pain.

Getting back to normal is a gradual process. The Doctor gives the patient detailed instructions for resuming their normal activities. If the patient becomes pregnant, the surgery should not affect the ability to breastfeed since the milk ducts will be left intact. In case of any unusual symptom, contact your surgeon.

Breast Lift risks

Although breast lifts have been performed endless amounts of time for many years and have almost been perfected as a procedure, it is important to realize that there are still risks and complications involved as with all plastic surgeries. As time passes, you will begin to notice that your scar will gradually fade into the color of your areola but the scar will not disappear entirely. The most common of all side effects and risks is bleeding and infection. This is why it is crucial for patients to communicate immediately with their surgeon over any worries they may have.

How much does a Breast Lift cost?

The cost depends on the type of procedure used. The longer the operation takes, the more expensive the breast lift Miami becomes. Usually, the anchor shaped breast lift has the highest cost. The amount of experience the doctor has also gets tallied into the cost. In the U.S., the average cost ranges from $5000 to $8000. If you choose to have a breast implant with your breast lift the prices range from $5000 to $15000.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift Miami

How do I know if Breast Lift Surgery is right for me?
Breast lift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. You need to have realist expectations. A good option for you to do it is if you are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag, have lost shape and volume, your breasts are flattened, have elongated shape and are pendulous, or you have stretched skin and enlarged areolas, just to mention some.
Can Breast Lift Surgery change the size of my breasts?
Breast Lift surgery does not significantly change the size of your breasts. If you want your breast to look fuller or smaller, you might want to consider Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction.
How long will my results last?
The final results of your breast lift will show over the next few months as the breast shape and position continue to settle in. Incision lines are permanent, but will continue to fade over time. The final results of your breast lift surgery will be long-lasting. Over time, your breasts can continue to change due to aging and gravity. You’ll be able to keep your new look longer if you keep your weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Women who have implants along with their breast lift may find the results last longer.
How long does a breast lift procedure take to be executed?
Over the years, this surgical procedure has become very popular and it has also been perfected, to the point that now it’s incredibly advanced. Surgeons have the assistance of certain techniques and tools, which allow them to perform this procedure at an outpatient center in about an hour.
Is breast lift surgery more or less painful than breast augmentation?
That is a very good question, but can only be answered by individuals who have had the procedure themselves. While breast augmentation involves the insertion of a foreign object in the body, breast lifts do not. Both procedures can be performed together however.
Is my scar going to show for too long?
No. Surgical scars in the areola tend to fade over time into the color of the very same nipple. How fast this occurs, however, ultimately depends on the patient and how fast their body recovers along with how well they follow the doctor’s orders.
What is the difference between a breast lift and a breast reduction?
A breast lift is performed when the breasts become saggy over time due to pregnancy, weight loss or simply aging while a breast reduction is generally performed to reduce the size of the breasts in the chance that they might be causing pain, discomfort or lack of confidence.
Updated on: October 21st, 2016