Sagging, “pendulous” breasts are a problem that is common among many women. Pregnancy, breast feeding, aging, heredity, and fluctuations in weight can cause breasts to droop and sag. If you suffer from sagging breasts, a mastopexy or breast lift surgery may be right for you. Breast lifts are commonly performed along with augmentation or reduction surgery for patients who wish to change both the shape and size of their breasts. However, if you are satisfied with the current size of your breasts but simply wish to restore their youthful shape and contouring, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift without any additional procedures.
A breast lift is a procedure that must be performed while a patient is sedated, either intravenously or through general anesthesia and incisions are made around the areola. The specific placement and angle of the incisions is based on different factors including the size and shape of the breasts, location of the areola, and the overall degree of sagging. Once the incisions are made, excess skin can be removed, breast tissue is lifted and reshaped, and the areola is placed in a higher, more youthful looking position. Once the incisions are closed and cleaned, compression garments are typically wrapped around the breast and a gentle bra must be worn to help facilitate healing as well as comfort. Recovery times will vary, but most patients are able to return to work in about a week following their surgery.
If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts and would like more information on getting a breast lift in East Lansing, contact Michigan Plastic Surgery to schedule a complimentary consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee H. Colony. Together, you and Dr. Colony will discuss your concerns. This initial appointment will allow you the opportunity to explore all possible options for treatment to help you make a decision that is right for you.
Call Michigan Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation for a breast lift in East Lansing today.