As signs of aging begin to show in the breasts, the skin and supportive ligaments tend to lose elasticity and the breasts can drop to a lower position. A breast lift, or mastopexy, removes excess skin and raises the breasts to create a firmer, more youthful breast profile.
Dr. Lee B. Daniel is board certified in both general surgery and plastic surgery. He specializes in breast enhancement surgery, including breast lifts. With his patient-first approach, Dr. Daniel and his team at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery are known for helping women feel confident about their procedure from surgery through recovery.
If you’d like to learn more about whether breast lift is right for you, please call 541-687-8900 or contact our office in Eugene today for more details. We offer free consultations for our cosmetic surgery and medical spa patients.
Before your breast lift, you will have a consultation with Dr. Daniel to discuss your hopes for surgery. Because Dr. Daniel customizes his approach to breast lift surgery for each patient, your consultation is the perfect time to discuss your appearance goals, as well as answer any questions you may have.
Your consultation is also the ideal time to talk about whether you would like to include any other procedures with your breast lift. Many women decide to under go a breast lift as part of a mommy makeover, with or without the addition of breast implants .
Anything from age, weight fluctuations, pregnancy or simply genetics can contribute to breast ptosis, or sagging. A breast lift can be the ideal procedure for women experiencing sagging who would like to improve the position and appearance of their breasts. In addition to raising and reshaping the breasts, a breast lift can also reposition the nipples and resize the areolas as needed.
Women frequently choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to provide a size boost in addition to raising their bust line in a way that implants alone can’t deliver. Combining a lift with implants often allows women to have the best of both worlds.
Dr. Daniel offers three variations of breast lift incisions:
An initial incision around the areola followed by a concentric incision around the initial one. This leaves only an incision around the areola as the final scar.
An incision around the areola with another incision down the front of the breast to the crease below (the inframammary fold).
An incision around the areola with another incision down the front of the breast to the inframammary fold, continuing horizontally along the fold of the breast.
The incision Dr. Daniel uses for you will depend upon the pre-existing state of your breasts. Following the initial incision, breast tissue is reshaped to create a rounder look. If the skin has become loose, excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is tightened around the new breast shape. Lastly, the nipple and areola are moved to a natural, youthful position and the areolas are resized if needed.
You should notice a change in your breast shape and position immediately after surgery. Most patients take around a week off of work and other normal activities. Swelling will dissipate over the next 1 to 2 months, and lines from the incisions will continue to fade over the next several months and years.
Following your breast lift, your breasts should be at a higher position, and you should also notice an improved breast shape as well as firmer texture. With a higher, more youthful bust line, you can enjoy greater self-confidence and a perkier silhouette.
To learn more about your options for breast lift surgery, please contact us online or call us today at 541-687-8900. Our plastic surgery practice is conveniently located near the Oakway Center.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee Daniel is trusted by people who want a meticulous, deeply caring doctor.