Many women experience the descent and deflation of their natural breasts with aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and changes in weight.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure that can restore sagging breasts into a natural breast shape and youthful position. A breast lift often requires the removal of the excess breast skin and redundant breast tissue. Additionally, a breast lift may be combined with a breast augmentation (breast implant surgery) for additional volume and to create a perkier appearance.
As a Top Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Parcells is distinctively qualified to address your concerns and tailor her technique to achieve your desired results. This procedure is very popular, and our breast lift patients are some of the happiest patients in our practice.
For women who have breasts that droop because of the effects of time and gravity, a lift will restore the breasts and nipples to their ideal anatomic position. It may also correct breast asymmetry, improve cleavage, and restore the appearance of your nipples and areolas.
Since these breast changes come about because of aging and skin stretching, no exercise or undergarment can reverse the effects of time. A breast lift can achieve the natural-looking and lifted appearance of youth. For example, this woman came to see me with significant breast deflation after weight loss. She underwent a combination of augmentation (with smooth round silicone gel) and mastopexy to achieve a youthful and attractive C cup breast.
Most women are still able to breastfeed after having a breast lift, although there can be changes in the amount of milk produced. If you plan to have more children, it is best to discuss your goals with Dr. Parcells during your consultation.
Dr. Parcells is a Top Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon licensed in the state of New Jersey
If you are considering a breast lift, it is important to work with a qualified physician. She is Board-Certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is an expert in the field of aesthetics. Here at Parcells Plastic Surgery, we want you to feel confident and celebrate your natural beauty.
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On average, this surgery can take 3-4 hours and requires general anesthesia.
A numbing agent is injected into the area, which helps minimize or eliminate pain for several hours after surgery and allows you to go home the same day.
Most women describe mild discomfort for several days following surgery but are back to their daily activities about 3-5 days later. Most even return to work within a week, and If breast implants are added to the lift, you’ll wear a special bra to assist in shaping for several weeks after the procedure.
The traditional pattern includes an incision around the areola and down to the bottom of the breast in a lollipop pattern.
For women who need a more significant lift, the scar extends under the breast and resembles the shape of an anchor.
Nonetheless, these scars heal very well and after a few months often blend well into the skin. Some women can experience changes to the sensation of their breast after surgery.
Every woman is different and has unique needs.
After a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Parcells, a customized surgical plan will be proposed.
During the initial consultation, Dr. Parcells will thoroughly review your medical history and discuss your concerns and desired outcome. She will then perform a detailed physical examination, including an evaluation of your breast skin, laxity, and nipple position. At the consultation, Dr. Parcells will also extend her expert advice, review the options for achieving the desired outcome, and will review the risks, benefits, and alternatives of the proposed procedure.
The final step of the consultation is to meet with our patient care coordinator who will guide you through the process of scheduling and arriving at your surgery. She will discuss an individualized quote for your breast lift (mastopexy), as well as address the logistics of your procedure. As not all cosmetic procedures are covered by insurance, Dr. Parcells has partnered with CareCredit to help you achieve your aesthetic goals today
Breast implants are traditionally used to increase breast volume, but they do not generally address sagging breasts. In women with a small amount of ptosis (breast droopiness), an implant can lift a breast and nipple slightly. Those with moderate to severe deflation and sagging breasts may require a combination of implant and a breast lift at the same time.
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of a breast procedure with a Tummy Tuck. Most women who have children will have both a separation of their abdominal muscles, as well as laxity in their abdominal skin.
The effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave the breasts deflated and sagging. By combining a breast procedure with an abdominoplasty, Dr. Parcells can restore a woman’s body to her natural or enhanced shape pre-pregnancy.
Unfortunately, the short answer is no. Breast descent, or ptosis, is typically caused by skin laxity due to a combination of factors including weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and the effects of aging over time. Only breast lift surgery can eliminate excessive breast skin and reshape the breasts into a more youthful appearance.
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