A Breast Lift, Also Known as a Mastopexy, Is a Surgical Procedure to Raise and Reshape Sagging Breasts
It may be sought for many reasons, including post-pregnancy body changes, weight fluctuations, and to reverse the natural aging process. Many women become self-conscious about their breasts as they age, due to loss of skin elasticity and natural shape. Elevated, pert breasts remain a sign of youthfulness for many in today’s society. Breast lifts are becoming more common, according to recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). This type of procedure has grown by more than 70 percent since 2000, surpassing breast implants two-to-one
There are many techniques for performing a breast lift procedure, but one of the most common is an anchor-like incision along the underside of the breast. This incision wraps around the area where skin will be removed, which also determines the future location of the nipple.
After the excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are moved into a higher position, as the skin around the areola is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Sometimes, an incision is made only along the areola to lift the breast; other times, an incision is made along the entire areola and the middle of the lower part of a breast, resembling a lollipop. Breast lift surgery can take anywhere between one and three hours, depending on the patient. Typically, our Long Island breast lift patients will wear a specialized surgical bra for approximately three weeks, based on the patient’s personal needs and rate of healing.
Although pain may be felt after the surgery, it can be remedied by oral medication. Plenty of rest and limited movement is recommended for the duration of the post-operative process. If you are interested in a breast lift procedure, schedule a consultation with our Board Certified Physicians, known for their specialization in cosmetic breast surgery and breast reconstruction. During your consultation for a breast lift Long Island Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Marotta and his team will discuss a range of information pertinent to the procedure including your personal health history, desires and any benefits and risks. Take back control of your appearance and achieve the look you have always desired with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists today.
When you schedule your consultation with Marotta Plastic Surgery Specialists, you can feel secure that the decision you are making is the right one for you. Dr. Marotta’s expertise and skill make him a top Long Island plastic surgeon who enjoys answering your questions. Schedule your consultation today to begin your journey to looking good and feeling good.
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